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GTX 570 vs GTX 560 Ti performance/price and investment

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April 11, 2012 2:49:28 PM

I am buying a new computer as a package. That makes me only able to choose between cards in the GTX 500-series or Radeon 6000-series.

GTX 560 Ti cost: $350.
GTX 570 cost: $480.

Questions:

1) Which of these two cards will provide most performance/buck?

2) Right now I probably wont need the extra performance from 570. But do you still think it's worth the extra $130 as an investment for the future? How much longer the 570 last me?
April 11, 2012 3:01:31 PM

Honestly, go with what you can afford, but that seems like a lot since the retail difference in cost of thsoe two cards is about $50.00.

I would go with the 560ti, in your situation, as long as the games you are going to play will perform acceptably on them (check benchmarks on this site and others).
a c 109 U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 3:07:29 PM

Have you considered the 560ti HAWK?

Or even the 560ti 448 cores edition card?
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April 11, 2012 3:11:11 PM

amuffin said:
Have you considered the 560ti HAWK?

Or even the 560ti 448 cores edition card?



He is buying these as a bundle, so probably doesn't have an option to customize with specific brands/models.
April 11, 2012 3:16:45 PM

The Radeon 7850 offers GTX 570 performance for the price of the GTX 560Ti.

The Radeon 7870 offers GTX 580 performance for GTX 570 price.


April 11, 2012 3:26:29 PM

Ask the builder if it is 560 Ti 448, or just regula 560 Ti. If it is 448, you have room to overclock. Especially if it is EVGA Classified or Classified Ultra, it can even beat 570. 560 Ti and 570 have different chips, but 560 Ti 448 and 570 share the same kind of GPU.
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 4:08:44 PM

Since you dont have PCIe 3.0, I recommend you buy GTx 580 because 7870 is a waste without the full potential and the GTx 580 is at a great price to buy... Note: PCIe 3.0 x8 = PCIe 2.0 x16
BTW, If you want, you can buy a Radeon 7950 3GB for $450 which is pretty good but it stand toe to toe with GTx 580...
April 11, 2012 4:22:36 PM

legendkiller said:
Since you dont have PCIe 3.0, I recommend you buy GTx 580 because 7870 is a waste without the full potential and the GTx 580 is at a great price to buy... Note: PCIe 3.0 x8 = PCIe 2.0 x16
BTW, If you want, you can buy a Radeon 7950 3GB for $450 which is pretty good but it stand toe to toe with GTx 580...


A 7870 won't even come close to filling pcie 2.0 so having 3.0 will do nothing.
April 11, 2012 5:13:10 PM

All review sites report PCIe 3.0 has negligible or just nominal speed advantage over PCIe 2.0, so PCIe version shouldn't be a differentiation factor, unless you have multi-SLI/XFire planned in the future.

Setting aside price gap, it seems that the biggest difference between old generation (GTX5XX & HD 6XXX) and new generation (GTX 6XX & HD7XXX) is the performance/power ratio. New cards have much better efficiency on top of better performance.
a c 109 U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 6:37:13 AM

No current cards can even saturate the pcie 2.0 slots, nobody should be worrying :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 7:09:05 AM

amuffin said:
No current cards can even saturate the pcie 2.0 slots, nobody should be worrying :lol: 

Explain why some cards get better score with PCIe 3.0 than 2.0?
a c 92 U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 7:14:21 AM

^where do you see that?

PCI 2.0 x8 isn't even bottlenecking 6990 last I read a report on it so x16 would have no problem supplying a 7850.
April 13, 2012 8:15:19 AM

you may want to shop around first. those prices are really high.
April 13, 2012 10:45:11 AM

i think u must go with ati radeon 6950 or nvidia geforce gtx 560 ti
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