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448 cores vs regular GTX card?

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March 9, 2012 6:13:42 PM

Is the 448 really worth the extra 50$ with the gtx 560?
I would assume more cores = more performance but it is $50 noticeable?
Was about to hit the purchase button on a 560 ti but then came across the 448 (which I hadn't seen until today). I see they are a limited edition which is fine because I wouldn't SLI them anyways. So now I'm trying to weight my options.

I mean if I spend $50 more then what's 30 more for the 570? Would there be any difference in the 560 448 models and 570?

I like the $250 range but if the 448 is that much better I can stretch 300

I play BF3/SW/MW4



Thanks for any help.

i5 2500k
4gb 1600 OCZ ram
Asus mobo
OCZ agil 2 120gb
GTX 285 OC Asus
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March 9, 2012 6:41:08 PM

The GeForce GTX 570 doesn't appear to be worth $30 more.

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March 9, 2012 6:49:20 PM

echod said:
I'm guess the 560 it mentions is the MSI card?
Is the only reason it's better is bc of the 2gb of ram (well along with the 448 cores) or does it just happen to be because that's the one they tested in this particular graph?

The ASUS card was the slowest of the three GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition cards reviewed by TechPowerUp.
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March 9, 2012 6:52:17 PM

ko888 said:
The ASUS card was the slowest of the three GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition cards reviewed by TechPowerUp.


I do like Asus product and customer support.... Have heard alot of good things about MSI and nothing about Zotac. If you had to choose between a MSI and Zotac?
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March 9, 2012 6:59:40 PM

echod said:
I do like Asus product and customer support.... Have heard alot of good things about MSI and nothing about Zotac. If you had to choose between a MSI and Zotac?

The MSI runs cooler and consumes less power.

The Zotac runs hotter and consumes more power. It is quieter under load than the MSI.

Are you planning on overclocking the graphics card or just running them at their factory clock speeds?
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March 9, 2012 7:29:34 PM

I could OC. Never have before on a GPU but I doubt it's that tough.
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March 9, 2012 7:32:06 PM

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Nobody needs a boost to begin with in MW3 even a GTX 260 gets 60fps in that game LOL.



Yep very true. My gtx 285 runs that game flawlessly. I was more concerned with BF3 as it is relies on GPU the heaviest.
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March 9, 2012 7:41:05 PM

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I like MW better than BF3 just for the fact that you need $1000 in GPUs to run BF3 flawlessly whereas MW3 runs perfectly on my GTX275 and EA games are crooks.


Not to get to far off topic but yes.... MW are all fun but it's so much run and gun. BF3 actually takes some team work and the graphics on it are pretty phenomenal. My 285 runs it ok but all on medium and at times can bog down some. I'm not in a big rush to get another gfx card and it's kind of annoying that the prices have been the same for over a year now.....
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March 9, 2012 10:23:59 PM

Best answer selected by echod.
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March 9, 2012 10:36:53 PM

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Don't worry about that graph because they put up a high end Msi Twin Frozer III 560ti 448 against a reference 560ti which means it is botched. 560ti will OC to GTX 570 speeds so theres really no point to consider a 448 when a 570 is to close in price and performance is better.

What if you OC the 448?
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March 9, 2012 11:11:25 PM

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It just overlaps into the GTX 570 might as well have just got the 570 or 560ti they both cover the ground better than the 448 does. The only reason I see to buy the 448s are if you are a fanboy and want to exclusively pledge you allegiance to Nvidia.


LOL, well I'm new to this so I'm far from fanning anything. I understand (I think I understand) how the 570 would do better but how does the regular 560Ti do better?
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March 9, 2012 11:44:28 PM

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560ti can OC close to GTX 570 speeds but in all honesty the 7850 will be out in a week or so and it will be a great card for $250

How does 7850 fair for video editing? I stumbled on the 448. It was cheaper than the 570 and I figured with OCing it would match pretty close. I know people say the the 384 when OCed it matches the 570 but how do the cores figure in? I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that for video editing the cores play a bigger role than for games?
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March 10, 2012 12:50:14 AM

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I dont know but a CPU like FX 8120 or i5 2500K will be good for Video Editing these are gaming grade cards here we are talking about.

I know we are talking about gaming cards. I can't afford a video editing card like a quadro so figured I'd try to find a gaming card that matches a quadro as much as possible. Actually I've read that a 570/580 are the closest to it, but they are still out of my budget. That's why when I stumbled on the 448 I got kinda exited. I do video editing for a hobby, nothing serious so I don't really need the top of the line (I don't think). Going down from a 2600k to a 2500K will help in the budget too.
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