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GTX 560 Ti Still worth buying?

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June 23, 2012 3:44:16 AM

Would a GTX 560Ti still hold up to today's games at 1080p? (BF3, Valve Games)
For the demanding games - Most of the time I run settings at low-medium anyways because of the benefits in competitive play.

I can get a gtx 560Ti for about $150 - $175.

Should I go for it or wait for something else / alternatives?

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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 3:49:13 AM

the 560ti is still nothing to sneeze at.
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 3:51:51 AM

If you can truly get that card for $150 that's a great deal. May I ask where you can get it for that price?
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 3:55:47 AM

It's still an amazing card. Hell, you can probably max BF3 with it; probably with only AA a little down.
June 23, 2012 4:12:28 AM

you should tell me where you're getting the card for 150-175
i'd really appreciate it
i'm looking for a gpu :) 
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 4:24:10 AM

everyone blew it, should have said the 560ti sucks THEN asked where they would get it . . .
June 23, 2012 4:26:14 AM

Hehe, it's because a friend won it at a LAN party and he already had a GTX 580. Closest I could find was $200 after rebate from NCIX.ca
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 4:31:15 AM

Then I'd jump on that deal if you have anything less powerful than the 560Ti.
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 4:31:28 AM

At 175 it is a good buy. At 200 ish it is to close to a 7850 to matter.
a c 243 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 4:41:58 AM

Anyone interested in a GTX 560 Ti should keep their eyes on the normal retail sites like newegg and tigerdirect and check out slickdeals.net every day. The prices have been amazing over the last week with Tigerdirect having a MSI GTX 560 Ti OC edition for $134 after rebate Thursday. The guy I was helping was considering a GTX 560 non Ti for like $150.

I have read that Nvidia has a huge stock of GTX 560 Ti and GTX 570s they have to get rid of quick so they can release the GTX 660 so there may be even better deals than that coming.
June 23, 2012 5:54:31 AM

anort3 said:
Anyone interested in a GTX 560 Ti should keep their eyes on the normal retail sites like newegg and tigerdirect and check out slickdeals.net every day. The prices have been amazing over the last week with Tigerdirect having a MSI GTX 560 Ti OC edition for $134 after rebate Thursday. The guy I was helping was considering a GTX 560 non Ti for like $150.

I have read that Nvidia has a huge stock of GTX 560 Ti and GTX 570s they have to get rid of quick so they can release the GTX 660 so there may be even better deals than that coming.

where did you read that?
June 23, 2012 6:07:36 AM

As far as price - Yes. It is basically the best price for performance Card under 200 bucks, as it steadily beats out the 170$ HD 6870 in most games INCLUDING the all important Battlefield, for which NVIDIA cards run VERY WELL.

As far as performance in the lastest Games - I wouldn't say so. The card is simply not powerful enough to run games such as Metro 2033, Crysis 2 and Skyrim, at max 1080p settings with a playable framerate. If your playing a Valve Game - Basically any GPU over 150 will crush a Valve game so don't worry about that. But, if you looking for a card to power your system for the Next few years without you having to worry about being GPU bottlenecked - I'd say dish out more cash for AT LEAST an HD 6950 -- It steadily beats out the 560ti in most games and is equipped with better hardware AS WELL as more VRAM for 1080p+ resolution performance.

If your money tight, get a 560ti.

If you want solid performance - go a bit higher, I'd say around 230$ for a 6950 and if your really ambitious, a 7850 for 250$ like I did a few days ago -- the 7850 is based off a new architecture and is VERY overclockable + will run cooler.

Here are some benchmarks:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/510?vs=547 - 560ti vs 6950

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/510?vs=549 - 6950 vs 7850

Good Luck !
a c 185 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 6:08:51 AM

GTX 560Ti for about $150 is a good deal i would buy it's worth it
a c 243 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 6:11:42 AM

bctande1 said:
As far as price - Yes. It is basically the best price for performance Card under 200 bucks, as it steadily beats out the 170$ HD 6870 in most games INCLUDING the all important Battlefield, for which NVIDIA cards run VERY WELL.

As far as performance in the lastest Games - I wouldn't say so. The card is simply not powerful enough to run games such as Metro 2033, Crysis 2 and Skyrim, at max 1080p settings with a playable framerate. If your playing a Valve Game - Basically any GPU over 150 will crush a Valve game so don't worry about that. But, if you looking for a card to power your system for the Next few years without you having to worry about being GPU bottlenecked - I'd say dish out more cash for AT LEAST an HD 6950 -- It steadily beats out the 560ti in most games and is equipped with better hardware AS WELL as more VRAM for 1080p+ resolution performance.

If your money tight, get a 560ti.

If you want solid performance - go a bit higher, I'd say around 230$ for a 6950 and if your really ambitious, a 7850 for 250$ like I did a few days ago -- the 7850 is based off a new architecture and is VERY overclockable + will run cooler.

Here are some benchmarks:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/510?vs=547 - 560ti vs 6950

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/510?vs=549 - 6950 vs 7850

Good Luck !



I agree with the Metro 2033 and Crysis but I max Skyrim with my overclocked GTX 460 1GB ( basically a stock GTX 560 non Ti ) at 1920 x 1080 just fine even with the high res texture pack. It's a very CPU dependant game.
a c 185 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 6:14:40 AM

I just bought two of these GPU - MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
Except i bought off my friend brand new still in the boxes both for only 375 lmao
a c 107 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 6:14:48 AM

valve games are never demanding as they try to allow as many consumers run it as they cater to consumers more than the businessman. if you run low/medium graphics settings, than a 560ti should be more than enough probably. though at this price point, you shouldn't buy the gpu straight up just yet. there's always a ~200-250$ gpu that goes on sale constantly. a 560ti was on sale a few days ago. the 6950 was on sale last weekish, 570s get price drops probably to accommodate for the incoming gtx 660s.
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