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Radeon 6870 or Gtx 560 ti?

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April 17, 2012 5:08:36 AM

Hey what do you guys think is better? Please help me build my new pc thnks

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April 17, 2012 6:30:13 AM

560 ti
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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 7:00:08 AM

the 560 = 10% increase over the 6870.

Say the 6870 = 300 and 560ti = 380

Then the 6870 is much much better value for money.

But, really depends on your res' if you want eye candy @ 1920x1024 then you really should go for the 560ti, to hell with the cost.

For 1600x900 and under, the 560ti/6870 would both be well over 60 fps so it's a waste of money on the 560ti.

if that makes sense :) 
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 12:26:30 PM

Lol 1920x1024

@OP 560 Ti is faster. To give what exactly you should go whether it's the 560 Ti or 6870, list the specs.
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 7:38:08 PM

Oh man, don't do forums at the end of a long shift, thought that looked odd at the time lol!
April 17, 2012 7:47:06 PM

I love my 560Ti, I play BF3 on Ultra unless multi-player then High. It's an overclocking monster, runs really cool, its short, and you can get one for about $185 right now.
April 17, 2012 8:01:35 PM

the 560ti is a better card, it is more expensive too. but it is a better card because of nvidias secret sauce... what ever that is I do not know... but the 560ti is faster.
might be a good idea to get the 2GB version so it can run future games ( the gtx680 has 2GB of course)

i wish i could recommend the 6870 but 560ti is better. (in my 1100t system the 560ti is at least the same speed as a 6957(a 6950 flashed to a 6970).

for me the difference comes down to the fact that when i run " Second Life" the 560ti is 50% faster than the 6957... or close to it.

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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 8:04:18 PM

The 560 Ti is a faster card, definitely. But if you're thinking in terms of value, the 6870 now can be had for less than $150 with rebates. Newegg has one for $130 post-rebate: That's wayyyy less than 560 Ti, which at the best prices I can find right now is still about $200. It's impossible to justify spending 50% more on the 560 Ti.

Edit: to get a sense of how comparable the cards are, check here:

As you can see, there's no way the 560 Ti is 50% faster, and in some games the 6870 actually wins.

Of course you always get diminishing returns, i.e. 50% more price will never yield 50% more performance. But when those two cards are so close in performance, it doesn't really seem justifiable to me to spend so much more for such a small gain. If you really want to spend more, I'd go up to a 7850 or 560 Ti 448 core (really a totally different card than the 560 Ti). Hell, at those cards' prices, you could even crossfire 6870s if you're willing to deal with the associated annoyances.
April 22, 2012 10:47:08 PM

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