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What is the best option?

EVGA 560 Ti Superclocked
MSI 560 Ti TF2
MSI 560 Ti TF3
MSI 6870 TF3 Hawk

Obviously the 560 Ti performs better but will there be a substantial difference in everyday usage and light gaming?
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post #2 of 16
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What is the best option?

EVGA 560 Ti Superclocked
MSI 560 Ti TF2
MSI 560 Ti TF3
MSI 6870 TF3 Hawk

Obviously the 560 Ti performs better but will there be a substantial difference in everyday usage and light gaming?
Get the evga card if you wish to keep your setup for awhile, get the msi tf3 if you plan on upgrading within the next 3 years, because it has better resale value that way.

And yes, the 560 is definitely worth it over the 6870. It oc's much better and has nvidia's better drivers(not a fanboy, just a fact).
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I am on a budget so would the 6870 perform good enough as to be worth saving $20?
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WHere is the HD 6950? It's the best card under $250 right now.
    
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Okay, here are my choices:
MSI 560 TF3 or EVGA 560 Superclocked
I save $30 on the EVGA. Worth it or not?
Edited by csm725 - 4/27/11 at 9:31am
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If you are on a budget then definitely consider the 6850.
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I am on a budget, but I have enough room to purchase the 560 Ti. SO I ask again, is it worth saving $30 on the EVGA SC vs the TF3?
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post #8 of 16
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I am on a budget so would the 6870 perform good enough as to be worth saving $20?
No. As has been said, the GTX 560 Ti performs better stock and over-clocks a lot more, achieving GTX 570 stock performance when you do so. The real competitor to the GTX 560 Ti is the Radeon HD 6950 1GB, but that's priced too close to the 2GB version to be worth it. A 2GB unlocked and OCed 6950 will be the same speed as an OCed GTX 560 Ti since the 560 OCs a bit better, thus cancelling the advantage of unlocked shaders (3%).

Go for the GTX 560 Ti. It's the best bang-for-buck available now.
    
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Aha, thank you for clearing that up. Now I'll ask my 2nd question: is it worth it to save $30 on the EVGA 900/1800 vs. the MSI 950/1800 TF3?
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post #10 of 16
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I am on a budget, but I have enough room to purchase the 560 Ti. SO I ask again, is it worth saving $30 on the EVGA SC vs the TF3?
They both OC about the same. Save the money.
    
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