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560 ti.... 570.... or wait for Kepler?

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March 17, 2012 6:12:58 PM

I've been trying to figure out for a while which way to go with it. I was leaning towards a 560 ti (or 560 ti 448), but then I realized the 570 isn't that much more. So the first question is whether or not it'd be better just to say "F it" and go with the 570? Second question is would it be wiser to wait for the 600's? I'm sure their performance will be great, but I'm wondering how much and how fast the 560 ti and 570 will drop in price. I don't really have a budget, just that if it gets closer to $400 than $300 it had better be great because I'm sure I'll be sleeping in the living room with it when the wife finds out.

Oh yeah....
i5 2500k (Hyper 212 cooler)
8gb 1600mhz ram
Crap psu (it'll get upgraded with the arrival of the card)
Gigabyte z68 board

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March 17, 2012 6:46:47 PM

meeklo062704 said:
I've been trying to figure out for a while which way to go with it. I was leaning towards a 560 ti (or 560 ti 448), but then I realized the 570 isn't that much more. So the first question is whether or not it'd be better just to say "F it" and go with the 570? Second question is would it be wiser to wait for the 600's? I'm sure their performance will be great, but I'm wondering how much and how fast the 560 ti and 570 will drop in price. I don't really have a budget, just that if it gets closer to $400 than $300 it had better be great because I'm sure I'll be sleeping in the living room with it when the wife finds out.

Oh yeah....
i5 2500k (Hyper 212 cooler)
8gb 1600mhz ram
Crap psu (it'll get upgraded with the arrival of the card)
Gigabyte z68 board


I was in the same boat as you, thinking about whether or not it's a good time to upgrade. I had the choice between the 560 ti, ti 448, and the 570. I was impatient and a bit the bullet and got a Gakaxy 570 for $285 after taxes and rebates. A reason why I went with the card is it was the same price as a Zotac or EVGA ti 448. So why pay just as much for a crippled card when you can have the real deal?
Prices will drop and there's nothing you can do about it, however in the event they do come down do you think you'll be able to grab one before they're gone?

Edit: If your budget is around $400 prior to taxes then grab a 580
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March 17, 2012 8:14:48 PM

You decide:

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

For example, blow it reads that the 570 gives ya 524 fps in single card config at a cost of $0.61 per frame and 873 fps at $0.73 per frame

$ 200.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.44 - $ 0.51
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 270.00 560-448 (501/835) $ 0.54 - $ 0.65
$ 320.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.61 - $ 0.73
$ 450.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.73 - $ 0.94
$ 480.00 7950 (603/NG) $ 0.80 - ERR
$ 560.00 7970 (675/NG) $ 0.83 - ERR

Since ya mentioned $400 :)  .....

Two of the bolded cards in SLI (862 fps) have a cost per frame of $0.50 ($430) .... well below the 570 and 580, not to mention 7950 and 7970. And, with the over size coolers and beefed up VRM's on the PCB, they OC like a beast (as high as 30+% over reference)

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17

The two 560s will give ya 862 fps .... 40% more than the more expensive single 580 !!! That might even be worth sleeping on the couch cause ya won't be sleepin', you'll be playing till all hours

If ya get a 570, make sure that ya check the number of VRM phases on the PCB ... ya gonna want at least 8. Asus, Gigabyte, Gainward all have 8 phase designs, MSI has 6,8 and 10

http://www.overclock.net/t/929152/have-you-killed-a-570...

However, w/ Kepler arriving in 6 days, ya may wanna see what happens first. And don't count the 78xx series outta the picture..... we've seen the paper launch of the reference 78xx series but not a single manufacturer is releasing a reference board.....that tells me to expect more than we have seen so far.
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March 17, 2012 11:16:23 PM

$400 is the maaaaaaaaaaaaaax I could possibly get away with at this point. I was trying to stay in the $250 range, but I keep getting into the "well the next step up is only $20/$30" trap. I'm going to start with one for now, then SLI in the next 6 months after I upgrade parts here and there. I got a killer deal on the system, but the psu sucks, the case is small with horrible airflow, needs an ssd, etc.....

I was thinking 560 ti, because it seems to be the bang for your buck winner everywhere. So the 448's aren't that much more, but then I heard those are a limited time thing, so I wasn't sure about availability in 6 months. While the 570 isn't that much extra, the numbers right above don't lie.

Is there a good brand to try and get or stay away from? I keep hearing that you can't go wrong with evga.
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March 17, 2012 11:24:28 PM

meeklo062704 said:


Is there a good brand to try and get or stay away from? I keep hearing that you can't go wrong with evga.



EVGA is great! Plus they support their products if anything goes wrong.
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March 17, 2012 11:29:41 PM

I just got a MSI 560 ti OC for $205 after $30 rebate from compusa - can't beat that deal!

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March 18, 2012 5:57:14 PM

meeklo062704 said:
$400 is the maaaaaaaaaaaaaax I could possibly get away with at this point. I was trying to stay in the $250 range, but I keep getting into the "well the next step up is only $20/$30" trap. I'm going to start with one for now, then SLI in the next 6 months after I upgrade parts here and there. I got a killer deal on the system, but the psu sucks, the case is small with horrible airflow, needs an ssd, etc.....

I was thinking 560 ti, because it seems to be the bang for your buck winner everywhere. So the 448's aren't that much more, but then I heard those are a limited time thing, so I wasn't sure about availability in 6 months. While the 570 isn't that much extra, the numbers right above don't lie.

Is there a good brand to try and get or stay away from? I keep hearing that you can't go wrong with evga.


Thus deal ends today so go Check out newegg a zotac 560ti is 165 after mir 195 before mir and a zotac 560ti 448 plus bf3 for free for 239.99 after mir 259.99 before mir so i would get the 560ti 448 since you get bf3 usually a 45 dollar game but the deal ends today
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March 21, 2012 1:54:11 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
You decide:

However, w/ Kepler arriving in 6 days, ya may wanna see what happens first. And don't count the 78xx series outta the picture..... we've seen the paper launch of the reference 78xx series but not a single manufacturer is releasing a reference board.....that tells me to expect more than we have seen so far.



23rd is the confirmed release date?? :o 
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