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How long Nvidia GTX 560ti is gonna support Games?

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April 15, 2012 4:20:25 AM

Hi I am looking to buy a new graphics card and want one which supports games at 1920 X 1080 HD resolution with ultra or high settings.
I am interested in Nvidia GTX 560 ti (maybe oc) as it suits my budget the most. I don't need sli.
But as there is GTX 570 available too which is quite costlier than 560ti. So my question is if I go for 560ti (oc or non oc), how long (years) it will support High end graphics games like GTA V with Ultra or High settings.
Is there a better option available in ATI Radeon. If yes please do reply.

I am Currently looking at following:
GTX 560ti http://goo.gl/lEnNI
and
GTX 570 http://goo.gl/PwUwR


Other system specs are:
i5 2500k
Asus P8Z77-V PRO mobo
8GB corsair ram 1600MHz
22" LED HD (1920 X1080)

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April 15, 2012 4:53:29 AM

It would be a speculation but as an example I have a 8800GT 512Mb card that still holds its own on lower resolution.
The GTX560Ti is a good buy at its current price point around $200.
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April 15, 2012 5:13:40 AM

Will it support games for a long time on Ultra to high or medium settings for a longer period. As it would be difficult for me to invest $200 in it and then another $300 again after a year on some other card.
Just to test, will 560 ti (oc) run Skyrim at Ultra settings at good fps around 60.
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April 15, 2012 5:44:14 AM

other option would be the 7850, $50 more than 560 Ti for 6970 performance. This card will stay longer than 560 Ti, being the current generation card. But 560 Ti I think will stay pretty much long, like 3-4 Years.

Yes 560 Ti will play skyrim decently, at stock clocks and even more when overclocked, Ultra settings 1920x1080:

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April 15, 2012 5:56:04 AM

is 3-4 years for ultra or high settings?
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April 15, 2012 6:00:11 AM

I would say the 560Ti will keep up for quite awhile. I don't see monitors getting much bigger in the future, and games can't possibly be that more demanding, yet everything is always advancing.

With that card, you will be able to play most of the games you want for a few years on the max settings that it goes, given you don't change your monitor to something with a higher resolution. All in all though, you won't have to upgrade your computer for another 5 years with that setup. I plan to keep my computer with my 2500K and 6950 (BIOS flash) for about that long.
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April 15, 2012 6:06:55 AM

You should wait a couple of weeks to see what nVidia has to offer as we all know that Kepler based GTX680 is pretty good. Beside, AMD will lower their prices then. By if you really want to get 1 right now, the 560ti is not a bad choice. I currently have the Evga 560ti FPB overclocked to 1000/2000/2300Mhz (core/shader/memory). I can run BF3 on ultra settings with around 50 fps. Or you can get the Sapphire Radeon 6950 2GB now on Newegg for $229 <= can't beat that.
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April 15, 2012 6:15:56 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would say the 560Ti will keep up for quite awhile. I don't see monitors getting much bigger in the future, and games can't possibly be that more demanding, yet everything is always advancing.

With that card, you will be able to play most of the games you want for a few years on the max settings that it goes, given you don't change your monitor to something with a higher resolution. All in all though, you won't have to upgrade your computer for another 5 years with that setup. I plan to keep my computer with my 2500K and 6950 (BIOS flash) for about that long.


Thanks
I would not like to buy a new monitor very soon. I have purchased Dell 22" HD (1920 X 1080 ) monitor fews days back, so I think it will go with me for 4-5 years at least.
Other specs are too good and so I want to keep that PC for around 5 years. That's why I want to know if this gpu will last that long.
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April 15, 2012 7:25:09 AM

Sonny73N said:
You should wait a couple of weeks to see what nVidia has to offer as we all know that Kepler based GTX680 is pretty good. Beside, AMD will lower their prices then. By if you really want to get 1 right now, the 560ti is not a bad choice. I currently have the Evga 560ti FPB overclocked to 1000/2000/2300Mhz (core/shader/memory). I can run BF3 on ultra settings with around 50 fps. Or you can get the Sapphire Radeon 6950 2GB now on Newegg for $229 <= can't beat that.


Yeah I know Kepler is coming soon, but it would be too much costly. As far as AMD is concerned I am always confused which one is better - Nvidia with physix or ATi?
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April 15, 2012 8:07:05 AM

by 3 to 4 years time, any graphics card bought today will be tortured and drowned.

Dont worry about that, buy a 560ti or ati6870 and reward the value, now..

In the pc world, there’s no such thing as future proof. Well, it depends how the person in question defines future.... Could be days, could be years, who knows ;P

If you were smart though, buying a mid range graphics card expecting to last at least 3 years is probably going to let you down by then. However buying a top of the range card now expecting to last 3 years and avoid buying another gpu then will probably give you more luck and save you $.

Depends on your attitude on all this, I say again, there is no such thing as future proof.
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April 15, 2012 10:08:08 AM

No, not all games ultra or high 3-4 years, but 'Okay' for 3-4 years.
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April 15, 2012 10:49:26 AM

It won't handle games like Battlefield 3 or Crysis 2 on max settings, but it handles it on high. Though, you could count games like that on your fingers, and the rest will surely run maxed out for at least 3 years. The games that cannot be maxed out will grow overtime, and by the time 4 years mark comes, they will be the majority. But that's expected with about any graphics card setup, no matter what you buy.
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April 15, 2012 11:41:06 AM

On the other hand, someone could introduce a game that, like when Crysis was new, just drives hardware to its knees.
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April 15, 2012 11:48:45 AM

As I said, that will happen, and will happen more and more as the time passes. Though it doesn't mean it will happen with all mainstream games, hell, it will probably be with around 5% games only.
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April 15, 2012 4:02:30 PM

So I think same is the case with GTX 570. Even that won't last very long. So only choice then lefts out is 680 (kepler one).
I don't understand why do games these days require such high end GPU's.
After checking various benchmarks and system requirements for upcoming games I got an opinion that (imho) GTX 560 Ti (fully oc) will support games on ultra to high for upto 3 years from now and on medium to medium low after that for 1 or 2 more years.
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April 15, 2012 4:19:15 PM

GTX 680 will serve longer, but eventually it will still be pushed out. I wouldn't say games require high end GPUs today, that was always the case. When Crysis came out, no single card could max it out even at 1280x1024 resolution.
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April 15, 2012 4:30:32 PM

Sunius said:
GTX 680 will serve longer, but eventually it will still be pushed out. I wouldn't say games require high end GPUs today, that was always the case. When Crysis came out, no single card could max it out even at 1280x1024 resolution.


That is the thing. I don't understand than when processor with so many cores and threads can calculate all the maths so fast then Good GPU should be sufficient for rendering graphics.
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April 15, 2012 5:29:09 PM

You know, at this moment, graphics card computational powers are around 30-40 times bigger than modern CPUs. And it's still not enough, rendering is very intensive task.
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