GTX 560ti 2gb or 560ti 448 core 1.2gb

I'm a bit new to this so I need help picking out the best card for the money. the 560ti with 2gb or the 560ti 448 core with 1.2gb. It's the memory difference that is confusing me. Does a card with more cores and less memory and slightly less clock speed still out perform the the 560ti with more memory? The EVGA 448 core version is less expensive right now!! Here are the 2 cards I'm looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130758
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  1. I'm surprised no one has responded to this already :o

    I would recommend the 560ti 448 over the 560ti 2gb. 1.2 gb should be more than enough to handle all modern games on ultra settings (assuming you do not turn on msaa or af) The only games I know of that could use more than a gb a memory before anti-aliasing or antriscopic filtering, would be Alien versus Predator, and The witcher: assassins of kings. (bf3 can sometimes do it as well)

    Let me explain the difference between the 2 cards to you, the 560ti 448 has 448 cuda cores clocked at 810mhz per core, versus the 384 cores of the 560ti 2gb, clocked at 822mhz per core. Its a simple math equation really 448 X 810 vs 384 X 822. You can clearly see which one would peform better even by a simple equation, thought that is merely a representative figure :) If I recall, the gtx 570 has 480 cores, so the 560ti 448is not that far off performance wise.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core-benchmark,3082-4.html heres benchmarks on the two, it also includes the gtx 570 so you can really see how close the two cards are in comparison.
  2. holykalo said:
    I'm surprised no one has responded to this already :o

    I would recommend the 560ti 448 over the 560ti 2gb. 1.2 gb should be more than enough to handle all modern games on ultra settings (assuming you do not turn on msaa or af) The only games I know of that could use more than a gb a memory before anti-aliasing or antriscopic filtering, would be Alien versus Predator, and The witcher: assassins of kings. (bf3 can sometimes do it as well)

    Let me explain the difference between the 2 cards to you, the 560ti 448 has 448 cuda cores clocked at 810mhz per core, versus the 384 cores of the 560ti 2gb, clocked at 822mhz per core. Its a simple math equation really 448 X 810 vs 384 X 822. You can clearly see which one would peform better even by a simple equation, thought that is merely a representative figure :) If I recall, the gtx 570 has 480 cores, so the 560ti 448is not that far off performance wise.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core-benchmark,3082-4.html heres benchmarks on the two, it also includes the gtx 570 so you can really see how close the two cards are in comparison.


    and adding to this, the 560ti has a 256bit memory bandwidth and the 560ti 448 has a 320 bit memory bandwidth.
  3. If you ever plan on trying surround, then 2gb will come in handy. For everything else, stick to the 448 core version.
  4. egilbe said:
    and adding to this, the 560ti has a 256bit memory bandwidth and the 560ti 448 has a 320 bit memory bandwidth.


    :hello: Thanks! I think the descision would be un-animous, unless he spontaneously decides to mention that he will be using the crad for solely graphic design programs, in which the 2gb would be more useful.
  5. Thanks guys! This is very helpful; but now I have another question. In the meantime I found an EVGA GTX 570 for just a little bit more. I'm assuming I should just go for that over the 560ti. The only issues I can see from the reviews is that it runs really hot! This is the first gaming rig I've built so I'm not gonna get into any overclocking. I'll be running the card with an i5 2500 in a basic coolermaster case and no additional cooling. I'm powering it from a 630W power supply. Anything I should be concerned about with the 570 in that configuration?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130620
  6. i'd say grab it but run some tests and monitor the temperatures.. adding a extra fan or two in the system is pretty cheap if the card is worth it (for me it probably would altho the 448 core 560 seems close enough in performance...)
  7. holykalo said:
    I'm surprised no one has responded to this already :o

    I would recommend the 560ti 448 over the 560ti 2gb. 1.2 gb should be more than enough to handle all modern games on ultra settings (assuming you do not turn on msaa or af) The only games I know of that could use more than a gb a memory before anti-aliasing or antriscopic filtering, would be Alien versus Predator, and The witcher: assassins of kings. (bf3 can sometimes do it as well)

    Let me explain the difference between the 2 cards to you, the 560ti 448 has 448 cuda cores clocked at 810mhz per core, versus the 384 cores of the 560ti 2gb, clocked at 822mhz per core. Its a simple math equation really 448 X 810 vs 384 X 822. You can clearly see which one would peform better even by a simple equation, thought that is merely a representative figure :) If I recall, the gtx 570 has 480 cores, so the 560ti 448is not that far off performance wise.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core-benchmark,3082-4.html heres benchmarks on the two, it also includes the gtx 570 so you can really see how close the two cards are in comparison.


    I'm currently debating this same 1GB vs 2GB dillema as well, and the core count. The Tom's review link you posted however was the 1GB version 560 vs the 1.2..not the 2GB. Not your fault but would having higher RAM benefit over less cores?
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