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Is the gtx 560 ti worth getting?

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January 22, 2012 1:26:43 AM

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


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

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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January 22, 2012 1:38:32 AM

what about core clock though... don't i want above 800 mHz
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January 22, 2012 1:39:48 AM

Why it makes it slightly faster!
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January 22, 2012 1:41:49 AM

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?
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January 22, 2012 1:48:47 AM

get one with nice cooling and you can OC it yourself quite well.
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January 22, 2012 2:21:57 AM

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.
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January 22, 2012 2:31:51 AM

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.
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January 22, 2012 12:46:53 PM

ok thanks guys.... but just to make sure, does the gtx 560 ti actually crash alot?
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January 22, 2012 12:55:04 PM

PresidentSwag said:
ok thanks guys.... but just to make sure, does the gtx 560 ti actually crash alot?

My two don't.
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February 4, 2012 6:19:57 AM

You might also consider the EVGA 560 GTI - I've got one of the 900 MHZ units and it seems really decent.
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February 4, 2012 10:59:32 AM

@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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