The link didnt work, but I also have been looking at the 448 core , 560Ti's...and 255 is a good price. Right now (til 2-21) new egg has an evga, 448 core for 275..with a $20 rebate..but u get an extra 7% off, which is about $19.00...so it is 256 before rebate..236 after...free shipping. I am holding out for a price drop on the MSI version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the evga one
So far as I can tell that is the the best deal to be had at this time. Nice card the 560 ti 448 core. Almost a 570 and in some cases faster. If I had the money I would buy two of them and run in SLI.
That would put me faster than for sure a 580 and knocking on the 590's door. Here are some links that might help. This card can be OC'd with ease and you can run it up there. Hope this helps and Good luck to ya.
Its also important to note the 560ti 448 is a limited release of defective 570s so theres no guarantee you can get one if you want to SLI down the road. I'd wait to see what the 78xxs look like but that's me
Just checked the benches and the 6950 does stand up quite well to the 448. And the card Unk posted ends up being 213. Whichever card I get goes into my HTPC with output to to my 61" Samsung, which is why I wanted to stay AMD...better luck with color, sound and scaling compared to the Nvidia GPUs I have.
It's logical to wait until the 78xx hits but I have 250 bucks that was a Christmas gift from my mom and she wants to see what I bought when she comes to visit in a couple of weeks. Hey, gotta keep mom happy right?
isnt the 6950 more comparable to the 384 core, 560Ti as far as performance? An overclocked 560Ti448 is pretty close to a 6970 according to Toms best cards for Feb. (448 core gets an honorable mention)
the 6950 is a little below a 560ti 448, but it stacks up pretty well (Tom's list them at the same level in the hierarchy, FPS only off a few in BF3). I would agree the 560ti 448 has better performance, but if an AMD card is preferred I don't think its enough extra to pick it. Then there's free dirt 3(if he's interested in it), the potential SLI availability issue with a 448, and 6950s can be had cheaper, or the same price with better cooler for overclocking. Averages out to a tossup to me, so worth mentioning.
Anyone know of anything else out there that can compete at this exact price point? I would prefer AMD for several reasons, but I doubt anyone knows of an AMD that can beat a 448 core for 255.00.
PSU and other components are solid, so just looking for any deal I may not be aware of.
Thanks in advance
in my opinion the gtx 560ti 448 cores is good for its price because it is nearly comparable towards the gtx 570 and after overclocking it performs like an gtx 570 which is good to know so for that price the gtx 560ti 448 core is the best for me in my opinion and msi or evga will be the better way to go.
The only problem I see with AMD cards are the drivers. A lot of AMD cards from 5xxx to the 7xxx series seem to have a lot of driver problems. There nothing more game breaking then having a driver mess everything up.
Anyway it is up to you and what you want not what we want. You are the one who has to live with your choice. If the 6950 is what will meet your needs then it is better than what you have now.
You have a lot of good advice given to you at least I think so. The 6950 is a good card also the 6970 is also a good card. Just remembe,r not all bench marks are the same for every card, but in general they are. Good luck to ya