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PNY GTX 560TI

I am leaning towards getting the PNY GTX 560TI. I was wondering the following?

1) How good will it last in the future to play games at max setting?
2) What cards can beat this?

As well, what are some good and cheap graphic cards (I would SLI it or something if needed) that you recommend to play games at max like: LOL, the Sims 3, Max Payne 3, Madden Series, NBA series etc.


My MOBO is MSI Z77 with i5-2500K and a Corsair 80 plus bronze PSU.

I want both cards to be under 250.
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  1. I recommend gtx670 $400 and no need to sli, it kicks but.
  2. GTX 560 Ti is a very decent card. It will play most recent games on their maximum. And more expensive cards can beat it only ;). I'd also advice against going with two weak cards, as they have their issues.
  3. Alright, but gtx670 is over my price range. Anything low that would still beat GTX560?
  4. The cheapest card that is faster than GTX 560 Ti is HD 7850 but that might be over your budget.

    Oh, I almost forgot, there's a discount on GTX 480 on tiger direct today (33% off):
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2148469&CatId=3669

    That card is faster than both Hd 7850 and GTX 560 Ti, but requires a beefy power supply. I'd recommend at least 500 watt.
  5. I am going with Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX 12V Single Rail 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze. I strongly believe it should run the GTX480 well. Thanks for sharing that. So is the difference is only the power the 480 consumes?
  6. Raymond9000 said:
    I am going with Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX 12V Single Rail 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze. I strongly believe it should run the GTX480 well. Thanks for sharing that. So is the difference is only the power the 480 consumes?


    the other thing is the overclocking curve. if you dont overclock, its fine, but if you do, the reference cooler will have to be changed because the temperature/power consumption increases at a faster rate compared to the other cards at the same price level.
  7. dudewitbow said:
    the other thing is the overclocking curve. if you dont overclock, its fine, but if you do, the reference cooler will have to be changed because the temperature/power consumption increases at a faster rate compared to the other cards at the same price level.


    I won't be overclocking. So both pretty much run at the same watts?
  8. Yes that power supply with run GTX 480 without any problems. The only downside is power consumption. Heat might become a problem if you're pushing for extreme overclocking, but without it, it shouldn't be a thing you would need to worry about.
  9. Sunius said:
    Yes that power supply with run GTX 480 without any problems. The only downside is power consumption. Heat might become a problem if you're pushing for extreme overclocking, but without it, it shouldn't be a thing you would need to worry about.


    That is the only thing I worry about, as I am trying to save the power consumption as well. I guess I would go with the 560TI then as it uses less power and doesn't heat much.
  10. Best answer
    If you're trying to save power consumption, GTX 480 is really not the right way to go. It eats up to 250 watts of power when under loads, compared to 170 watts of GTX 560 Ti. GTX 560 Ti is a decent card as well, although not as powerful as GTX 480. You won't be disappointed by its performance anyway. I know, because I own GTX 560 Ti myself :).
  11. Best answer selected by Raymond9000.
  12. Sunius said:
    If you're trying to save power consumption, GTX 480 is really not the right way to go. It eats up to 250 watts of power when under loads, compared to 170 watts of GTX 560 Ti. GTX 560 Ti is a decent card as well, although not as powerful as GTX 480. You won't be disappointed by its performance anyway. I know, because I own GTX 560 Ti myself :).


    Thanks for your advices, and everyone else's. Time to look at my MOBO to see if I can run at least two SSD.
  13. Glad I helped ;).
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