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April 30, 2012 7:06:44 PM

Hello Everyone,
I'm currently working on a new Ivy Bridge system. I've been looking at two video cards that are in my budget and fit my needs. I've been using nvidia cards for years and never had any major issues. AMD makes some nice cards and has a good money = performance and I'm willing to try one. Thing that has stuck between the two is that Nvidia has PhysX technology. I've seen some demos of the tech and love what it can do. So I'm not sure which I should go with. I'd just like some opinions about these two cards and about the extra tech behind both nvidia and AMD. Thanks


XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 30, 2012 7:29:02 PM

Why not the i5 3570K?

HD 6870 is a bit faster than the GTX 560. You can OC the HD 6870 too.

Physx? Even GTX 560 isn't strong enough to handle the most advanced games with Physx technology, you need at least something like GTX 580. And FYI most games depend on CPU Physx not GPU Accelerated Physx...and ONLY Metro 2033, Mafia II Batman AC worth playing with Physx
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April 30, 2012 7:29:34 PM

You should wait for i5-3550k, and not go with 3450. It should be worthy.

GTX 560 will perform similarly to HD 6870, and will overclock a bit better.
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May 10, 2012 8:10:24 AM

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