Is the gtx 560 ti worth getting?

I want a graphic card for around $250
It seems that this card:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1pda24b3jsn15

is the best bang for my buck.

The only problem is I have read some reviews and heard that for instance on bf3, the game will crash after about half hour because of this card. Is this really true or are some customers installing it wrong?


Also, to add is the radeon 6950:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=93094&CatId=7005

possibly a better thought than the gtx 560 ti? And if so what is the best version for about $250?

-Thanks in Advance
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  1. This one is at a great price after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
    Both GTX560ti and HD6950 are great cards and perform similarly!
  2. what about core clock though... don't i want above 800 mHz
  3. Why it makes it slightly faster!
  4. ok so the thing is i'm going to have this card for a couple years.... is it worth making it go that much faster for about $60 more?
  5. get one with nice cooling and you can OC it yourself quite well.
  6. Either the HD6950 or the 560Ti are both adequate cards for your needs, and they both offer 2GB versions. Nvidia has less frustrating driver issues but neither are deal breakers. I believe the HD6950 may perform slightly better in benchmarks but in real world game play there is no difference. I recommend a non-reference model with good quiet cooling.
  7. PresidentSwag said:
    ok so the thing is i'm going to have this card for a couple years.... is it worth making it go that much faster for about $60 more?

    If the card has decent cooling you can overclock it yourself. The ASUS card you linked to has one of the best cooling solutions but then again it is overclocked high stock.
  8. ok thanks guys.... but just to make sure, does the gtx 560 ti actually crash alot?
  9. PresidentSwag said:
    ok thanks guys.... but just to make sure, does the gtx 560 ti actually crash alot?

    My two don't.
  10. ok thanks
  11. You might also consider the EVGA 560 GTI - I've got one of the 900 MHZ units and it seems really decent.
  12. Sheesh don't post at 2am .... EVGA GTX 560 Ti's

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
  13. @PresidentSwag, Go with the ASUS GTX 560Ti DirectCUii Top. It runs much cooler, it has lots of headroom for overclocking, looks good, build quality is superb. If u have money, space; I recommend you to go for two of those, you might get 35+FPS in bf3 @ ultra settings.
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