Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Should I get the GTX 560 Non-TI or wait for the GTX 660 Non- TI?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
August 24, 2012 2:13:39 PM

I plan playing Borderlands 2, Battlefield 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and other games.

I planned on getting a 7750 since it fitted my scenario, but my brother said he will buy me parts of a computer worth $200 :D 
I planned getting the 7750 and an 18.5 inch monitor, but I saw the GTX 560 it was worth $200.
So should I stay with the 7750+Monitor combo, get the 560 or wait for the new GTX 660 non-ti?
BTW Will the GTX 560 burn a hole in my electricity bill?

More about : gtx 560 wait gtx 660

August 24, 2012 3:12:31 PM

Is the GTX 660 non ti worth waiting for?
Will it have less wattage?
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 3:14:39 PM

why not a HD 7850 or HD 7870
m
0
l
Related resources
August 24, 2012 3:23:42 PM

gtx 660 will probably be at a whole different price range than the 560, so I don't understand your rationale. Do you have a budget and a performance target or are you in a relationship with the Geforce GTX x60 cards?
m
0
l
August 24, 2012 3:27:33 PM

doron said:
gtx 660 will probably be at a whole different price range than the 560, so I don't understand your rationale. Do you have a budget and a performance target or are you in a relationship with the Geforce GTX x60 cards?


$200

But the guy up there recommends a 7850, which I can afford, it's just Borderlands 2 with Physx looks so awesome, but is it worth buying an Nvidia over something that clearly is better?
m
0
l
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 3:36:20 PM

This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
  • HD 7750 or GTX 560 non-ti or GTX 660 non ti?
    m
    0
    l
    August 24, 2012 3:44:51 PM

    Depends on how much you want Physx.

    I personally rarely upgrade my computer (every 3-5 years) so I would get what's currently the best performance / dollar - For me, Physx won't do much if in 2 years the card is so weak to handle any new title. Besides, there aren't that many titles that support it, and for me the added eye candy is ridiculous so I don't really care about it.

    It's up to you, but if you decide to get a GTX for Physx just make sure that it's strong enough and won't get crippled by this technology.
    m
    0
    l
    August 24, 2012 3:50:13 PM

    doron said:
    Depends on how much you want Physx.

    I personally rarely upgrade my computer (every 3-5 years) so I would get what's currently the best performance / dollar - For me, Physx won't do much if in 2 years the card is so weak to handle any new title. Besides, there aren't that many titles that support it, and for me the added eye candy is ridiculous so I don't really care about it.

    It's up to you, but if you decide to get a GTX for Physx just make sure that it's strong enough and won't get crippled by this technology.


    I am starting to realize that Borderlands 2 is the only one with Physx I'm playing, so I guess I'll go with the 7850, is the Power Color 2GB good enough? Same price for a 1GB EVGA GTX 560 SC.
    m
    0
    l
    August 24, 2012 3:54:11 PM

    The HD 7850 just received a price cut to $200. You can find some 2GB model with excellent aftermarket heatsinks for $210 - 215, and there's a 1GB model for $185 after rebate.

    If you really care about Physx then I suggest you get this card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    I would personally pick the 7850 (28nm, faster, cooler, quieter, 2GB VRAM) over the rest, but if my budget was $200 and Physx was really really important to me then I would get the 560 Ti (that's basically its only advantage over the 7850).
    m
    0
    l

    Best solution

    a b U Graphics card
    August 24, 2012 3:55:57 PM

    Using Physx in a lower end cards is as much useful as having V12 engine in a Smart car.
    You can get 7850 for $180 or 7870 for $230...so make your lunch at home for a week and get 7870 :) 
    Share
    August 24, 2012 4:00:29 PM

    Actually the 7870 price is really down thanks to the 660 Ti pushing it back. If you can wait a little, the 7850 is bound to get lower in price soon enough, or you can spend a little extra and get the 7870 (for around $239.99 after rebate) which is an amazing bargain for this price.
    m
    0
    l
    August 24, 2012 4:02:22 PM

    doron said:
    The HD 7850 just received a price cut to $200. You can find some 2GB model with excellent aftermarket heatsinks for $210 - 215, and there's a 1GB model for $185 after rebate.

    If you really care about Physx then I suggest you get this card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    I would personally pick the 7850 (28nm, faster, cooler, quieter, 2GB VRAM) over the rest, but if my budget was $200 and Physx was really really important to me then I would get the 560 Ti (that's basically its only advantage over the 7850).


    Made up my mind, 7850 it is, Physx is useless, is PowerColor okay ( I can't afford the other ones lol)
    m
    0
    l
    August 24, 2012 4:32:53 PM

    Does anyone know how much this will put in my electricity bill? Not in the US but ours is roughly $59, and with the video card I'll be limiting my computer hours to 2hours.
    m
    0
    l
    August 25, 2012 1:55:18 AM

    Yeah it's fine. Since it's using the stock cooling if it gets too loud you can either see if you're lucky and lower the card's voltage (if successful -> lower temp -> lower noise) or install aftermarket cooling down the road. Either way I say go for it.
    m
    0
    l
    August 26, 2012 12:30:20 PM

    Should I get the ASUS version? The store only has PowerColor and ASUS. It has two cooling fans.
    m
    0
    l
    August 28, 2012 10:30:19 AM

    Best answer selected by ModernKamikaze.
    m
    0
    l
    !