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GTX 560 Superclocked or Radeon 6870?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
September 12, 2012 11:54:58 AM

Well I just built my rig and I am satisfied with the results. Have an i5 3570k, Sapphire Radeon HD 6870, Asrock z77 extreme 4 mobo, HAF 912 case, & OCZ 600w power supply. Do not plan to do any overclocking for a year or two. Plays Guild Wars 2 no problem, but struggles a bit to play BF3 on High. I do like how cool the sapphire runs though.

I see the GTX 560 is only $210 ($40 more than the Radeon) - $180 with the rebate included). Only problem is my 6870 is obviously open and has been used. I have never returned something to Amazon, so I am not sure what kind of fees I would be facing. I am well within the 30 day return period (anyway to get around the restock fee?).

Just not sure if it would be worth the hassle to get this and return the 6870.

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a c 105 U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 3:32:34 PM

Don't think so, the 560 is just a bit faster and won't play BF3 that much better i think. Not worth the hassle and extra costs imo.
a c 1175 U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 3:37:28 PM

The only difference is the 560 has a lot more headroom for overclocking. It also allows you to play games with PhysX enabled.
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September 12, 2012 3:42:24 PM

Only a gtx 560 TI (the normal 560 non-TI won't cut) would be better than a 6870, but expect little gain in FPS... right now I think the best bang for the buck is the 7870.