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March 26, 2012 8:06:02 PM

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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March 26, 2012 8:14:38 PM

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.
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a b } Memory
March 26, 2012 8:15:07 PM

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 :) 
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March 26, 2012 8:18:45 PM

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. :) 
March 26, 2012 11:41:49 PM

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!!
March 27, 2012 12:00:30 AM

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. :) 
March 27, 2012 12:05:59 AM

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?
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March 27, 2012 12:55:08 AM

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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