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So i have a Gtx 560 ti 2gb from Palit - it's okay. Was considering going SLI with another one when i saw this:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...ource=googleps

Seems a whole lot less expensive (about 25% less expensive) than my card with the same specs. Only thing that seems to be missing is the 'TI' bit at the end of the name.

So what gives? Is there a performance difference between the 'TI' and regular version? Should i stick with my 'TI' setup or not?

Sorry if this has been discussed before but i can't seem to find anything on the net! Cheers
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Different number of Shader cores ( 336 vs 384 ) so I don't think you can sli them together. When I sli'd my 470 looked at requirements and pretty sure you have to have exact same card, same memory amount etc. Factory overclocked vs non-overclocked is ok.

Edit...
Just found the info I was referring to..
http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_faq.html#c16
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Stick with your Ti version! The GTX 560 (non Ti), is just a revised GTX 460 with higher clock speeds.

The GTX 560 Ti is better. If you want to downgrade, downgrade to a GTX 460 1GB and then overclock it or get a overclock edition, you'll get the same performance for even cheaper than the GTX 560.

Besides, the 560 won't SLI with the 560 Ti since they have different specifications.
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Stick with the TI if you want to sli.
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Don't get that particular card. 2GB is kind of useless at 1080p, and the card wouldn't have enough GPU power to render at high resolutions which require 2GB anyway. Furthermore, its just an overclocked GTX 460 1GB (in terms of performance) and is still roughly 10% slower than a regular GTX 560 Ti, and considering GTX 460 1GB models can be had for like £90 used, you could just grab one and overclock it a bit (it should do 810MHz on stock voltage easily, every one I've owned has been able to) and get the same performance.

You can spend £175 for a MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II, which is just a bit more than that Palit card and much better. That 2GB will be pointless for you.
    
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Don't get that particular card. 2GB is kind of useless at 1080p, and the card wouldn't have enough GPU power to render at high resolutions which require 2GB anyway. Furthermore, its just an overclocked GTX 460 1GB (in terms of performance) and is still roughly 10% slower than a regular GTX 560 Ti, and considering GTX 460 1GB models can be had for like £90 used, you could just grab one and overclock it a bit (it should do 810MHz on stock voltage easily, every one I've owned has been able to) and get the same performance.

You can spend £175 for a MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II, which is just a bit more than that Palit card and much better. That 2GB will be pointless for you.
Well i understand what your saying and all and that Twin Frozr is very very tempting, but i already have a Palit 560 ti 2gb model and i do go over VRAM limit quite a bit with the games i play and heavy settings i play at (using 1080p resolution).

Two GPU's would also do a little more justice to having that amount of VRAM, not to mention this will be my final major upgrade for my rig for the next few years so i'm just trying to plan for what's around the corner in terms of future gaming (i suspect it wont be long before more than 1gb is needed).

It's not a case of trying to hit 2gb memory usage with every game of course - it's just a case of having a bigger frame-buffer for when games need a little more than 1.024gb of VRAM.

Thanks for the advice anyways guys. +rep to all! Think i get what the difference between the two models is now.
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