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GTX 560ti 448 or gtx 480

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April 11, 2012 2:16:44 PM

I am buying a new cpu, mobo, ram, and a gfx card saturday

i am going with an i5 2500k with an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 mobo 8gb of 1600 speed ram

psu and case are good before I start getting answers of that sort (750w)

i would like to sli and i morethan likely will be overclocking

I am upgrading from an 8800gt

I do not want the hd7850 because the main game i do play (WoW) does not perform well on radeons (checked a lot of bench tests)

my display is not that great (1440x900) i might be upgrading that when my friend gets a new moniter (2500 range what ever that ratio is)

my graphix card budget is $250 obviously the less money I spend the happy the wife will be

what i am looking for is running WoW in ultra and everything cranked and I want something that will still be great for mop when it comes out

More about : gtx 560ti 448 gtx 480

a c 175 U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 4:31:15 PM

The 560 Ti 448 or the cheaper original 560 Ti. No other choice. The 7850 in my opinion is better because, It performs better than these two card overall, I Don't think you can only decide cards by WoW only.
April 11, 2012 4:46:16 PM

750w PSU for GTX 560 Ti's in SLI with CPU and GPU overclocked is not quite the best PSU to use here mate. You might want to look at 850w PSU and the MSI Twin Frozr variant of the GTX 560Ti.
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 5:01:53 PM

refillable said:
The 560 Ti 448 or the cheaper original 560 Ti. No other choice. The 7850 in my opinion is better because, It performs better than these two card overall, I Don't think you can only decide cards by WoW only.

He plays WoW... That is the point

From the article on WoW benching, "Finally, we have to mention that the Radeon HD 7850 crashed over and over during testing, requiring far too many reboots before we were finally able to capture useable benchmark results"

Do not get the 7850 if you play WoW!

My wife and I both play WoW. My machine is in my siggy... We both have i5 2500Ks with an EVGA Super Clocked GTX 560 Ti the factory OC is 900Mhz. WoW/Blizzard artificially caps the FPS at 60 FPS unless you fiddle with the settings. I keep it on this default because at 60 FPS it looks great. We both play on Ultra settings maxed out. In raids when things get hairy I've seen the FPS drop as low as 52 fps, which is not a noticeable drop in performance. I get 60 FPS all the time sitting by the auction house in Org/SW on Tuesday night when it gets really busy.

I recommend the GTX 560 Ti for your purpose... The 448 core version is an upgrade but in my opinion unnecessary. If you live in a cold climate and need extra heating year round... go for the GTX 480 as it runs very hot but will give similiar performance to the GTX 560 Ti 448 core.
April 11, 2012 5:04:08 PM

I wouldn't get the GTX 480. It is hot and power hungry. Also, I'd be hesitant to recommend the GTX 560 Ti 448 if you intend to SLI. The 448 is a somewhat limited run card and I'd be worried about availability in a year or two when you are looking to SLI.

That being said, I would propose 3 options:

1. Go with a regular GTX 560 ti

2. Investigate a Radeon 6950 (Example)

3. Wait for nVidia to release their mid-level GTX 6XX series cards. (I have no idea when this will be happening but I'd guess the next few weeks)

Good luck and happy gaming.
a c 143 U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 5:06:08 PM

GTX 560ti and the 448 version aren't as strong as a GTX 570, and the difference between GTX 570 and GTX 480 is 1 %, and some members here OCed their GTX 480s to match the performance of the GTX 580.

The only disadvantage of the GTX 480 is that it's power hungry, noisy & hotter.
April 11, 2012 5:09:51 PM

When the 480 was 200 bucks it was a better buy, but not at 250. I believe the 560ti is the best choice as well.

But let me throw this out there too. I run a GTX 465 with all ultra settings in WoW, my frame rate never goes below 50 at pretty much any point in the game. You can find a quality refurb 465 for around 100 bucks:

This along with the pny model are out of stock right now but keep checking on them they come back in stock often.

Here is the deal, the black pcb version with the blower style cooler are actually able to be unlocked to a gtx 470 with a bios change (very easy and safe to do). This would put that card in the 560 ti performance bracket for 100 bucks, just something to think about.
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 5:15:01 PM

subasteve5800 said:

3. Wait for nVidia to release their mid-level GTX 6XX series cards. (I have no idea when this will be happening but I'd guess the next few weeks)

Nvidia usually releases the top two cards of a series (x80 and x70) then follows six months later with the (x60). this time they released the 680 with no 670... They might be releasing the 670 in a few months then the 660 or 660 Ti a while after...
April 11, 2012 5:25:44 PM

Gman450 said:
A GTX 480 is a bit old now, and it consumes more power, and gets hotter than a GTX560Ti or a -448.
The -448 is somewhat of a GTX 570.
I would go for a GTX 560 Ti -384. And are you only going to play WoW?

Just wanted to chime in and say that i came from a gtx 560 ti 384 sli to a single gtx 560 ti 448, i know this seems strange, but the 448 was given as a present and i popped it in to see what it would be like. The difference was night and day, max fps may have gone down and all but the single card setup just seems so much smoother the min fps is just so much better. In metro with the 560ti sli setup on two x16 pci lanes with a 2500k i got lower min fps and i mean way low as compared to my stock gtx 560ti 448. I can't recommend enough that you purchase the 448 over the 384 version! If you decide to sli in future you can expect much less micro stuttering and much better min fps. In Sli the stronger the main card the more fluid the gameplay!

That is the 448 i own and have been able to keep a stable oc of 950mhz in the core which brings be into gtx 580 performance territory. Buy this card you will not regret it! i know i regretted buying that 384!
April 14, 2012 6:09:42 PM

I just got back from Microcenter :D 

i5 2500k $180
ASRock z68 extreme3 gen 3 mobo $80 (bundle with the cpu)
Corsair Vengance 2x4gb 1600mhz $50
Gigabyte GTX 560ti-448 core 1280mb $250
Windows 7 oem $110

a little over budget but I am thrilled

and btw anyone who is trying to find a 680 they have them online and at that store
and on most stuff they are cheaper than newegg
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2012 5:14:14 PM

You will not be disappointed with that rig. Congratulations!
April 21, 2012 1:53:10 AM

Nice rig! Btw, what PSU did you get?
April 22, 2012 2:36:54 PM

My PSU turned out to be bad (my 3.0v feeds were 1.5v)
so i had to order a new one
viotek 850w

its benchmarking at 5900 so im happy with that :D 
April 23, 2012 11:55:08 AM

4.5 star rating out of 5,

3 year warranty covering the psu and all the components

i did the research, no it isnt a corsair but it seems well built and the price tag wasn't that cheap on it, it was middle of the road
April 23, 2012 6:22:59 PM

I was going to say 560ti 448 FTW !!! I think is one of the best options these days for budget/performance systems. I wish they would stay near the 250..they just went up to near 300 at that price range at newegg i rather wait a little bit for the 570 to go down .darn green team is not releasing the new ones ...i bet they are wsaiting for IB full release ...