GTX 560 ti or AMD 6870 ?

GTX 560 Ti 1gb or AMD 6870 1gb ? I googled it, and i got so many different opinions. I mostly play BF 3. Thanks
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  1. Both those cards are phased out. Look for a 7850, or a gtx 650 Ti. What do you have for a CPU? And your PSU?
  2. BF3 favors nVidia cards in general :)
  3. That's not so true any more if your running the 12.11 beta drivers though.
  4. GTX 560 Ti is significantly faster than HD 6870. Or GTX 650 Ti in that matter, too.
  5. mace200200 said:
    That's not so true any more if your running the 12.11 beta drivers though.


    Catalyst 12.11 still couldn't defeat 310.70 driver in Battlefield 3
  6. I have an old PC, core 2 duo E8400, Silverstone strider plus ST50F-P 500w, 8gb ddr3
  7. Ok that CPU isn't awesome but it'll handle a 650Ti pretty well, and your PSU is ok too.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130838
  8. The 560 Ti, is much more expensive, uses more power, and is outdated. Your CPU is going to bottle neck it any way. Yes it will perform better but not enough to justify the extra cost.
  9. I have Ati 5770 1gb now, i dont think ill achieve much with 650 ti
  10. No perhaps not, but like I said with your CPU isn't great (it's about the same as mine) anything above a 650 Ti, will be bottle necked.
    If you want to upgrade your CPU I'd recommend an I5 3570, or a cheaper I3 if you can't afford it. But then you'll need a new board, and probably a new windows license to go with it.
  11. mace200200 said:
    The 560 Ti, is much more expensive, uses more power, and is outdated. Your CPU is going to bottle neck it any way. Yes it will perform better but not enough to justify the extra cost.


    Not as much as you might think though.
  12. Well I went an looked it up for you and the 650 Ti actually does pretty well in BF3, take a look: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=680 (of course this is just one single test though)
  13. Perhaps 6870 ? Thanks for all the answers so far. I cant afford any new mobo's and cpu's right now.
  14. 6870 is the same deal as the 560 Ti. It was a great card but the 7850 is the same price now and it performs better with lower power consumption.
  15. imokgoca said:
    Perhaps 6870 ? Thanks for all the answers so far. I cant afford any new mobo's and cpu's right now.

    You'll be fine with a single GTX560Ti and your current CPU and that's a fact.
  16. Ok thanks :) Do you think ill be able to play BF3 on ultra settings or atelast high, with min 30 fps, with my pc + 560 ti or 6870 ? Talking about multiplayer
  17. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=680
    For BF3 though do you think that'd be worth the extra 40 or 50 bucks?
  18. Wow thats interesting mace, i have just one more question, is 650 ti better then 550 ti ?
  19. Yes, the 550 Ti isn't a bad card, but it was never a really great for the price (there was always something better for just a few dollars more was it's downfall).
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=680
  20. Much difference on benchmark (bf3) against 650 ti. Ill take the 650 ti in my consideration aswell. Thanks
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