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Can't decide between GTX470 AMP! or GTX560 Ti OC

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Going to build a rig for a friend of mine, budget allows for either an Zotac GTX470 AMP!, or an Zotac GTX560Ti OverClocked.

Theyre the same price, well under retail pricing so an 6950 would not be an option. Which of these two should i get?

He wants to play BC2 and BF3 when it comes out, i'm already decided on the rest of the hardware(i2500K/8Gb ram), will be powered by a 700W PSU, so power draw isnt really an issue.

I really can't decide, since the GTX470 has more shaders and a better memory bus width.
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What's the resolution on his monitor? The architecture revision for the 560 makes it around the performance of the 470 with less shaders. However, the 470 has 280MB more VRAM. So, depending on the game/settings, it could make a difference.
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What's the VRAM on them?
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Hes going to play on 1080p, with maxing out the settings as far as possible. (he's still running an athlon XP3200+ w/ geforce 6800GT now, so he kinda wants everything to look good)

Vram:
GTX470 = 1280Mb

GTX560 Ti = 1024Mb
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I would get the 470 personally but I might be a little biased
    
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I would get the 470 personally but I might be a little biased
Yeah, so am I, owned an PoV GTX465 that unlocked to 470 for a while.
So i really can't decide
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I own a 470 AMP with the Zalman cooler, it overclocks quite well. Currently running 810/1620/1700 with 1.050v. I could probably push it more, but I'm pretty happy with the performance now.

In my opinion, the 560Ti only exists to SLI two of them... otherwise, just buy something better.
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post #8 of 45
I'd take the 560Ti.

Newer, and much, MUCH less power hungry. Quieter and cooler aswell.

And it scales terribly well in SLi.


What else can you ask?
   
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What's the budget on the card?

Someone might find you a deal for a better card.
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What's the budget on the card?

Someone might find you a deal for a better card.
Im in The Netherlands, and i'll be paying 140Euro for either of those cards. (NEW) So it's very, very unlikely that someone else will know a better deal.
It's the usual price for GTX550's and 6850's.

So far i'm leaning towards the GTX470 AMP!..
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