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post #11 of 47
After some thought, I decided to buy a GTX 560 Ti instead of a GTX 570. My 8800GT lasted me three years before I decided that it was too slow for me, but really depends on your usage. I like to max out games as much as possible while retaining 30+ FPS, and unfortunately, my 8800GT no longer does that.
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post #12 of 47
couple of years down the road you can upgrade to SLI for cheap
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post #13 of 47
It's a terrific Price/performance card for single slot gpu solution

But if you have the money and PSU, the added $100 going to a 570 will be a much more worthy investment because of the cuda cores and the slightly higher VRM.
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post #14 of 47
How "future-proof" is the GTX 560 Ti?

Not very, nothing is.

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Originally Posted by HomeDepoSniper View Post
It's a terrific Price/performance card for single slot gpu solution

But if you have the money and PSU, the added $100 going to a 570 will be a much more worthy investment because of the cuda cores and the slightly higher VRM.
If you are trying to say the VRM is better, you are wrong. 570s have been blowing up due to their poor VRM.
 
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post #15 of 47
You could always use the 560ti for physx when you decide to get a better GPU.
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post #16 of 47
Very. I still consider my gts 250 to be a good card, as it maxes or almost maxes many of the games I play.
    
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post #17 of 47
Want to future proof it?

Step 1) remove from computer
Step 2) Put back in box
Step 3) return back to Microcenter
Step 4) get out of technology. It's like cars. Minute your off the lot it's used
    
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post #18 of 47
560Ti overclocked (around 1ghz core) is pretty much as fast than stock 570.
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Quote:
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If you are trying to say the VRM is better, you are wrong. 570s have been blowing up due to their poor VRM.
LOL.

Chill out buddy. The 570's get a bad rep because of their poor reference design, leading to blown out capacitors due to mild overclock, therefore, bringing the whole card come down to a screeching halt.

The new re-designed "non" reference 570's (Asus DCII, Twin Frozr III) will not break a sweat at decent overclocks. There is very minimal chance of burning those cards out.

And actually, you are wrong about the VRM theory. If we're talking about 1080p here, as new games come out (such as Skyrim and BF3) upping the eye candy on a 560 ti will start to show signs of weakness because it'll start reaching the 1ghz territory, but the 570 will allow better breathing space because of the extra 2800 mhz VRM and will continue to dominate the fps charts when things are getting pushed to its brink.
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post #20 of 47
1GB VRAM, nuff said.
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