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Gtx 560 vs gtx 560ti or wait for gtx 6xx

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January 19, 2012 10:59:37 AM

i was wondering how much better is the gtx 560ti compared to the gtx 560 as ive read the gtx 560 is just a heavily overclocked gtx 460. Also would waiting for the gtx 6xx series be a good option ?

i have £200 pound to spend on a new card and im pretty sure my psu should be able to run anything in this price range except the 6950

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6700

according to the website despite only being a 450w psu it has 35A on the 12v rail and can give out up to 420w on the 12v rail.
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 11:28:36 AM

a single gtx 560ti can handle everything on max on 1980x1020p or if this gpu overclcoked then it's become more good situation.
Gtx 560 (non ti) is 15% weaker or more then gtx 560ti card.if you want to wait for the next gen gpu's then first we need your system specs must because might be your cpu cant' handle the upcoming cards.
January 19, 2012 11:32:54 AM

xtreme5 said:
a single gtx 560ti can handle everything on max on 1980x1020p or if this gpu overclcoked then it's become more good situation.
Gtx 560 (non ti) is 15% weaker or more then gtx 560ti card.if you want to wait for the next gen gpu's then first we need your system specs must because might be your cpu cant' handle the upcoming cards.


sure

i5 650 @ 3.2ghz
6gb ddr3 ram @ 1333hz (4sticks 2x1 2x2)
sapphire 6670
coolermaster gx 450w ps with 35A on the 12v rail
i also have a pci x4 wireless adapater which i can remove if needed to run the graphics card
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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 11:48:38 AM

well, yes the upcoming card will be best bet but if you takes my advice then single gtx560ti is enough.
January 19, 2012 11:59:17 AM

xtreme5 said:
well, yes the upcoming card will be best bet but if you takes my advice then single gtx560ti is enough.


even for bf3 ? and how future proof is it
a c 84 U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 1:01:43 PM

yes the gtx 560ti can handle bf3 at max settings you can play games at max stting on the resolution of 1080p for two more years with that card and you can also overclock it if you think because its a very good card for overclocking you will not be disappointed with this card go for it but i m not sure that this psu will be ok for it and you cannot overclock it with that psu.:) 
January 19, 2012 1:32:47 PM

You also try waiting until the GTX 600 series comes out so that there are price drops on the gtx 560ti, and be able to decide then.
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 1:37:25 PM

get a better psu
January 19, 2012 1:37:57 PM

sunnk said:
yes the gtx 560ti can handle bf3 at max settings you can play games at max stting on the resolution of 1080p for two more years with that card and you can also overclock it if you think because its a very good card for overclocking you will not be disappointed with this card go for it but i m not sure that this psu will be ok for it and you cannot overclock it with that psu.:) 


Well i was looking at this
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
it says it requires a 500w psu with 30A on the 12v rail, i have 35A on the 12v rail so it shouldnt be a problem really when the rest of my system barley uses anypower and on a psu calculater if i remove my wireless card it will use 380w under full load which it will barley ever be even when gaming so it should be fine.
a c 84 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 5:02:49 AM

dont worry your psu is of good quality you can use gtx 560ti easily without oc or if you are not sure then buy an hd 6950 it will be good in gaming and it will be able to run on your psu.
a c 88 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 5:57:10 AM

The 560ti is a great card at a decent price , why wait when you can get a card now to enjoy the games you want to play, the longer you leave it the longer you miss out.
a c 92 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 6:03:21 AM

the 560ti will not max bf3 but will be good enough for a long time as high and ultra don't really add much in games. The 6950 will probably be better if you just want bf3 performance on high. the 6950 uses less power than the 560ti under load so you will still be fine.

the 560 isn't very good right now as the 6870 is usually $20 cheaper for the same performance. since nvidia is launching 6XX in feb I think its worth the wait just to see benches.
a c 109 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 6:10:01 AM

You will need to upgrade your power supply, the gx units are crap.
a c 130 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 10:06:58 AM

While its not bad its plain not good enough for the class of card you are looking at.

The PSU in question has a single 6 pin PCIE cable. The 560 Ti needs 2.
Yes you can get a converter that will convert 2x Molex to a second PCIE cable, however I would only do that on a decent high end Corsair unit or equivalent.
Its a decent enough PSU for its targeted level,but its not up to doing what you want. If it was it would have 2 PCIE cables. take the hint the manufacturer have given you by only including one and get a better unit.

Mactronix :) 
January 20, 2012 11:35:06 AM

mactronix said:
While its not bad its plain not good enough for the class of card you are looking at.

The PSU in question has a single 6 pin PCIE cable. The 560 Ti needs 2.
Yes you can get a converter that will convert 2x Molex to a second PCIE cable, however I would only do that on a decent high end Corsair unit or equivalent.
Its a decent enough PSU for its targeted level,but its not up to doing what you want. If it was it would have 2 PCIE cables. take the hint the manufacturer have given you by only including one and get a better unit.

Mactronix :) 


okay well looking at the responses ive got im gonna get a 6870 and spend £70 on a new psu any you would suggest, also modular would be nice as having a small case
January 20, 2012 12:12:06 PM

ill probably get the corsair then but im still going to by my graphics card first
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11179-09-20G-6870-GDDR...

as it only takes 151w even though it needs 2x 6pin pci-e the pci-e on the mothboard will give 75w and the 6pin on the psu will give 75w aswell so using a molex to 6pin shouldnt have any problems :)  and then ill get a new psu
February 14, 2012 8:28:12 AM

just to confim i did get the 6870 and it works on the powersuplly without a problem :) 
a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 12:16:37 PM

I would personally wait for the 7850/70, due for release in march.

It will be around the £200 price point (at a guess) and will compete directly with the 6970 and GTX570.

I'm guessing the OC potential will be huge again.
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