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560Ti or 560Ti 448 core?

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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 3:40:02 AM

I plan on buying a new video card within the next few weeks, to replace my ageing gtx260. I prefer Nvidia, and have been shopping around a bit. I have narrowed my choices down to the 560Ti, and 560Ti 448core.
I run a Phenom II X4 955Be, currently stock speed.( no sense in oc'ing it with the 260)
Would the 448 core be bottlenecked by my cpu at stock, or any speed? If so I will go with the 384 core, if not the 448 core.
I game on a 20" 1600 x 900 monitor, and am leaning towards the MSI twin frozr cards.
thanks for any info

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a c 109 U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 3:46:43 AM

What are your future plans? What games?
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 3:53:54 AM

amuffin said:
What are your future plans? What games?


I play mainly first person shooters..BFBC2,Metro2033..CoD games etc. Will be buying BF3 soon also. I know the 448 core is the better card,but I figure there would be no sense in spending the extra on it if my cpu can't keep up.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 4:01:45 AM

BigMack70 said:
I don't think you'll see much of a bottleneck on that CPU - maybe in some games but not the most demanding ones.

Personally, I think the 448 core version is in a bad spot price-wise. The 560ti is available even in custom versions pretty close to $200, but the 448 core is pushing $280.

IMO, I think your best bet is to either get the 560ti, get something significantly more powerful than the 448 core version (the $450 HD 7950 is what I'm thinking of), or wait until the midrange cards from the 7xxx and GTX 6xx series start coming in.

I just don't think there's much value between the $215 and $450 price points right now. Especially since your current card is still decent, I'd say just wait until the new midrange cards are out and see what happens to prices.


Unfortunately, my budget tops out at about $250 or so. I was pushing it with the 560Ti (MSI 269.99 after rebate). I am not in a huge hurry and check prices frequently, just waiting for a super deal.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 4:16:17 AM

Ya I saw that one for 215, and figured that they will drop in price over the coming weeks, but with the 448 core being limited production, the question is...will I be able to find one in a month...and if they become rare..the price might not drop so much. If they are gone in a month or so...then my choice will be a $200 560ti 384 core..or a $300+ gtx570
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February 14, 2012 4:20:05 AM

BigMack70 said:
I don't think you'll see much of a bottleneck on that CPU - maybe in some games but not the most demanding ones.

Personally, I think the 448 core version is in a bad spot price-wise. The 560ti is available even in custom versions pretty close to $200, but the 448 core is pushing $280.

IMO, I think your best bet is to either get the 560ti, get something significantly more powerful than the 448 core version (the $450 HD 7950 is what I'm thinking of), or wait until the midrange cards from the 7xxx and GTX 6xx series start coming in.

I just don't think there's much value between the $215 and $450 price points right now. Especially since your current card is still decent, I'd say just wait until the new midrange cards are out and see what happens to prices.

+1^ or 6870 a top of the range Msi HAWK 6870 like this one is only $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then the next step down the road would be to go SLI 560ti or CF 6870 and that will still be a high end setup even 6months to a year+ from now.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 4:28:20 AM

Cool...I dont mind waiting, just mainly wanted to keep the system fairly balanced as far as CPU/GPU., and wasnt sure how good of a gpu I could run, before my PhenomII starts holding it back. with any luck..maybe I'll have more cash saved by then too
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 4:39:16 AM

Best answer selected by GI_JONES.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 4:44:20 AM

If you're planning to play those shooters then a GTX 560ti would suffice. I've played BF3 with the same CPU as yours using a GTX 560ti at 1920x1080. You would only see the "bottlenecks" when playing CPU-dependent games (e.g. Skyrim). I still managed to play Skyrim at High settings though.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 9:30:14 AM

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