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I've been looking at two different Graphics cards and i was wondering what are the differences between these two cards? will i notice a big performance drop compared to the dearer card?
i will be playing games like, skyrim, minecraft, bf3.

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Dual Fan 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £119.99.

Features:-
- Microsoft DirectX 11 support
- DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL support
- Two dual-link DVI-I + One mini-HDMI 1.4a connectors
- Dual-link HDCP Capable
- Core Clock: 810MHz
- Memory: 1024MB GDDR5
- Memory Clock: 4000MHz (Effective)
- Memory Interface: 256-Bit
- Processing Cores: 336
- Shader Clock: 1620MHz
- Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.0
- SLI Ready
- HDCP Capable
- DirectX 11 Support
- OpenGL 4.1 Support
- PhysX Enabled
- CUDA Enabled
- 3D Vision Enabled
- NVIDIA Surround Enabled
- Warranty: 3 years

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £143.99.

- Core Clock: 850MHz;
- Memory Clock: 4104MHz;
- Shader Clock: 1700MHz;
- Cuda Cores: 336;
- Bus Type: PCE-E 2.0;
- Memory Detail: 1024MB GDDR5;
- Memory Bit Width: 256 Bit;
- Memory Bandwidth: 131.3GB/sec;
- Texture Fill Rate: 47.6 GT/s;
- Warranty: 3 Year Warranty (extended to 10 Years if card is registered with EVGA within 30 days of purchase);
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  1. The EVGA one is overclocked. They both have the specs except the EVGA has a longer warranty, and as I said overclocked. I would go with EVGA, since they are very reputable. MSI is reputable, but EVGA is a great brand. Also, if nVidia comes out with the 660, they'll let you trade in you card for the 660 for free(called Step-Up program), within 90 days.
  2. Hello,

    The EVGA has slightly better clocks, and a 10 year warrenty when you register it with EVGA. However it is also 30 more.

    Both should perform nearly the same either way, maybe less than 5% difference if that.

    What is more important to you, a warrenty or price? Once you answer that, you will know which card to choose :)
  3. johnpaul182 said:
    I've been looking at two different Graphics cards and i was wondering what are the differences between these two cards? will i notice a big performance drop compared to the dearer card?
    i will be playing games like, skyrim, minecraft, bf3.

    MSI GeForce GTX 560 Dual Fan 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £119.99.

    Features:-
    - Microsoft DirectX 11 support
    - DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL support
    - Two dual-link DVI-I + One mini-HDMI 1.4a connectors
    - Dual-link HDCP Capable
    - Core Clock: 810MHz
    - Memory: 1024MB GDDR5
    - Memory Clock: 4000MHz (Effective)
    - Memory Interface: 256-Bit
    - Processing Cores: 336
    - Shader Clock: 1620MHz
    - Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.0
    - SLI Ready
    - HDCP Capable
    - DirectX 11 Support
    - OpenGL 4.1 Support
    - PhysX Enabled
    - CUDA Enabled
    - 3D Vision Enabled
    - NVIDIA Surround Enabled
    - Warranty: 3 years

    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £143.99.

    - Core Clock: 850MHz;
    - Memory Clock: 4104MHz;
    - Shader Clock: 1700MHz;
    - Cuda Cores: 336;
    - Bus Type: PCE-E 2.0;
    - Memory Detail: 1024MB GDDR5;
    - Memory Bit Width: 256 Bit;
    - Memory Bandwidth: 131.3GB/sec;
    - Texture Fill Rate: 47.6 GT/s;
    - Warranty: 3 Year Warranty (extended to 10 Years if card is registered with EVGA within 30 days of purchase);

    They are both decent cards - I'd prefer the EVGA though. It's a bit quicker and don't forget that EVGA is kind of "joined at the hip" with NVidia. Just my opinion. :)
  4. obsama1 said:
    The EVGA one is overclocked. They both have the specs except the EVGA has a longer warranty, and as I said overclocked. I would go with EVGA, since they are very reputable. MSI is reputable, but EVGA is a great brand. Also, if nVidia comes out with the 660, they'll let you trade in you card for the 660 for free(called Step-Up program), within 90 days.


    Sorry for the slow replies, so if i buy the the 560 and they release the 660 i'm able to upgrade for free?! sounds awesome!!
  5. johnpaul182 said:
    Sorry for the slow replies, so if i buy the the 560 and they release the 660 i'm able to upgrade for free?! sounds awesome!!

    Not quite:
    http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/
    But a pretty good deal nonetheless. :)
  6. Chaz21 said:
    Not quite:
    http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/
    But a pretty good deal nonetheless. :)


    Oh i get it now! so i just pay the difference. If you was buying a GPU what would you go for, GTX560 or Radeon 6870?
  7. johnpaul182 said:
    Oh i get it now! so i just pay the difference. If you was buying a GPU what would you go for, GTX560 or Radeon 6870?

    Let this be your guide:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
    Go by what you are willing to spend.
  8. The 6870 is slightly better, but the 6870 gets owned by the 560Ti. I'm hoping for a Kepler 660 Ti for the same price as the 6870, but for right now in the $100-$200 price range the 6870 dominates.
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