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SLI 560 gtx fermi ti or 7970

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November 23, 2012 2:28:47 PM

Which way should I go for best quality to run games like skyrim?

GPU options
2 - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support


1 - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PC specs

GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
i7-3930k CPU @ 3.20 GHz
16 GB Ram Mushkin Red Line


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November 23, 2012 2:32:21 PM

HD 7970 for sure
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 2:42:51 PM

Yes at anytime. U can always add another 7970 down the road and CF . That easily beats the SLI 560 Ti.

560 ti is a old gen card.Why spend money on it when u can get a Powerful card.

So get that 7970. No disscusion
November 23, 2012 2:48:39 PM

Best answer selected by rooster7.
a c 224 U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 2:52:11 PM

Take a good look at that anand link again. Yes it's a single GTX560TI, but notice something. Even if SLI gave you perfect 100% scaling it will usually be just a bit faster then the 7970 at 1080/1200. For example in Crysis warhead even if you doubled the 29.7FPS the single GTX560TI got, it would still be only ~5FPS faster then the 7970. You won't get 100% scaling. Might as well get the single 7970 and avoid the multi card headaches.
a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 3:15:17 PM

prototype18 said:
7970 At anytime. No more questions.

That's against a single 560ti. (Of course a single 560ti loses)

This is more in line with the OP's question: (GTX 560 Ti 2Win is two 560ti's on a single card, in SLI)

Now if the price is close, the single card is probably the safe bet.

However 560ti, in SLI actually does a little better than the single 7970 in these tests.