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Im looking to get a gfx card to game, my budget is about $250 but i could push $270 I already have a Intel i5 2500k with a Asus P8P67 and a Corsair 650watt PSU, i was looking at the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB At $270 bucks with the 850Mhz Core clock and 4104MHz Memory clock (256bit), this looks like a great card and im really close to buying this BUT i have heard people say the with this money a Radeon 6850 2gb is available now im not sure of the actual model but if you think ATI/AMD would be better then the Nvidia post the model you recommend.

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post #2 of 49
People are going to tell you to get a 6950 2gb and unlock it
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Heh, I hear ya, Have the same problem, but against it all, i'm going Nvidia Its not that i dont like ATI, PhysX, Cuda and all the other stuff Nvidia offers have use for me, I like PhysX, Cuda is needed for my video editing and well, decoding the 1920x1080i raw vids I have from my camera, ever since I got my GTS 250, raw video playing has been great. I'm Getting either the EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB, or Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC.
   
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post #4 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post
People are going to tell you to get a 6950 2gb and unlock it
^^

Because its the best bang for your buck!

EDIT: Not only because the price/performance ratio, but if your going for XFire/SLI later in the future the 6950's XFire perform better then SLI GTX 560/570's. Also you can always unlock it and 2GB's of memory for Multi Monitor setup (eyefinity) is a WIN for the 6950.
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 4/30/11 at 11:44pm
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post #5 of 49
Yep, go for a reference 6950 2gb and try to unlock it to a 6970.

6950 > 560ti
    
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post #6 of 49
Essentially, whichever card you can get cheaper is the one you should jump on. Both the 560TI and the 6950 2gb cards are great performers.

The reference 6950 2gb can most likely be unlocked to a 6970.

The 560TI can usually be overclocked to perform the same as a GTX570.
post #7 of 49
Get a 590 if you can could afford it.
post #8 of 49
i love my gigabyte 560 factory oc to 900mhz and can be pushed to 1000mhz with ease, iv'e heard the evga is great too, in the end it comes down to what you like more both brands oc very well
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post #9 of 49
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I think im going to go with the GTX560 even when people just unlock the 6850 overall i think the 560 would be a better choice for me at stock speed the 560 performs better also and in the future i may do a SLI with a card for PhysX
post #10 of 49
would definately get an NVIDIA Card because they seem to have better driver support than ATI Cards
So getting the 560 gtx would make perfect sense
It runs really cool,overclocks easily to 570 gtx levels whilst using less power than the 570 gtx
So yeah I think you hit the nail in the head when you mentioned your close to getting the 560 gtx
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