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I'm considering buying a new computer and I've been bouncing between these two cards, the nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti and the ATI Radeon HD 5870. Where I'm getting them, they're the same price (all right technically the 560 is £1 cheaper), and while I've done a fair bit of research into their performance, I keep seeing conflicting results. Is there anyone that can show me some hard evidence of one card being better than the other for gaming at reasonable resolutions (currently using a 19" monitor, I may increase that to 22" but probably not more)?

In case it makes a difference, the CPU I'm intending to get is the Intel Core i5 2500k.

Thanks in advance.
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GTX 560 Ti is newer tech, overclocks like a beast and is faster! Go for it!
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/294?vs=330

They seem pretty evenly matched, trading blows depending on if the game engine favors AMD or Nvidia. If they are priced the same, then I would pick the gtx560Ti. It's newer, PhysX, better Tessellation, and I *think* it uses less power. Ill check that one.
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post #4 of 12
560Ti SLi also scales crazy good, if you ever want that option down the road.


Get the 560.
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post #5 of 12
HD5870 wasn't relevant ever since GTX 470 came out.
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*revive*

I got my GTX 560 after my dual 5850's were sold, and I'm getting BETTER fps in almost all games with just ONE CARD.
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post #7 of 12
+1 5870
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Thanks all, I actually have decided to get the 560. Now I'm just trying to decide if it's worth buying the graphics card now and upgrading my current computer with it for a couple of months until I can afford to get the rest of my new rig.
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Originally Posted by Jync;13571313 
*revive*

I got my GTX 560 after my dual 5850's were sold, and I'm getting BETTER fps in almost all games with just ONE CARD.

Ti or no Ti?

/dammitnvidia
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It's Ti
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