An Nvidia TWIMTBP title, Crysis 2 delivers higher performance with GeForce cards, although the Radeons are close behind. The new GeForce GTX 560 beats AMD's Radeon HD 6870.
I am just surprised they did not call it SE!
All these naming schemes are giving me a freakin head ache stupid derp companies, why cant both of them just stick with 1 naming scheme for a while if its not amd mucking with my mind and HD6870
srry for the dbl post... but half my comment disapeared ....EDIT* if its not amd mucking with my mind and HD6870 < HD5870 = HD6970its Nvidia and GTX460 < GTX560Ti >
so that disable part can be flash to re-enable it?
The naming is certainly for marketing purposes. People are not attracted to lower numbers even when they are more fitting when it comes to new products.Yes companies exploit this but on the other hand would their product sell if they didn't? At-least now as well as it would otherwise.Take the Xbox 360 as a example. Its predecessor was simply "Xbox"It's not the 3rd console of the series and certainly isn't the 360th.The 360 is completely meaningless in the name when it comes to the product.They didn't want to name it Xbox 2 for the simple reason that loss of sales may occur because of the PS3's 3. They felt that some consumers may feel that because of the higher number the PS3 is superior and should buy that instead. As silly as this may sound to everyone they very likely are correct. Hence why the Xbox 360 was named such. But can you really blame them?Final note: I personally find the 360's name funny as it would mean the Xbox 360 by name would be right at where the Xbox is and not of any change.
Stupid strategy. MOst people are buying 560ti's and 6950 1GB's. Not 6870's and surely not 560's.
Anybody else notice that there is always an nvidia card at the top of toms video reviews?Why stop at the 560 TI? You can't use price as an excuse this time around because it costs about the same as the 6950.
The conclusion is pretty bad.Newegg has a bunch of 6870's costing less than $200 (one is $173 with rebate + free Shogun total war).So it's slightly faster, has much better minimum framerates, consumes much less power and is cheaper. I don't see any compelling reason to buy this 560.
Where did you get those puny memory bandwidth values from? HS has the 560TI at 128.3GB/s. You have 4GB/S. Has Nvidia started selling the Fx5200 again?
The 560GTX SLI had no crossfire setup to compare. Was this due to the 560GTX SLI only compares to a 6850CF? The 560ti SLI v/s 6870 CF is a very good compare. In the link the 560ti SLI has 2 wins, 2 losses, and one near tie with 6870 CF.http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] 45-13.html
I don't think that Crysis 2 should be included in these benchmarks until they have dx11. That's assumming they actually do something with DX11. If they don't, you should never include them again. I mean what's the point of showing this stuff for something that a 5 year old console can play.
$200 I can understand as a base price, but in this case, they have a disabled stream processor, so they jack up the clockspeeds so that it can perform closer to the 560 Ti, and then raise the price to nearly the same as the... 560 Ti.
It should have been left as a GTX460 IMHO, perhaps calling it a version 2.0 or something. All that's going to happen now is people are going to wonder why one of these GTX560's won't SLi with a Ti version.
Between the GTX 560 and HD6870 decision would mostly be based on AMD vs NVIDIA. Though, HD6870 is cheaper, consume less energy, and escalates better on CF