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Just ordered an EVGA GTX 560 yesterday, going to switch out my HD5770 for it. Is there anything I should know with this switch? My rig is below, I've never switched out a GPU so I'm wondering about everything I need to know such as uninstalling the drivers and everything, just to be safe.
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Uninstall all drivers for the amd card. use the driver sweeper from here http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/ before using boot in safe mode and only remove the amd drivers for the video card. Then install the nvidia gpu and install the drivers from the internet and restart. Should be good to go after that.
    
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post #3 of 11
Should have got a 6870 since they are only $180 now frown.gif

But yeah, use Driver Sweeper to uninstall all AMD drivers. Also, download the latest Nvidia drivers and leave it on your desktop so you wont need to navigate the internet with 800x600 resolution while you have no drivers. Makes it a lot easier smile.gif
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13677880 
Should have got a 6870 since they are only $180 now frown.gif

But yeah, use Driver Sweeper to uninstall all AMD drivers. Also, download the latest Nvidia drivers and leave it on your desktop so you wont need to navigate the internet with 800x600 resolution while you have no drivers. Makes it a lot easier smile.gif

As far as I know, the GTX 560 blows the HD6870 out of the water considering it's on par with the HD6950. With the GTX 560 only $10 more than that, since it was $190.
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post #5 of 11
ya the gtx 560ti does beat the 6870 by a bit and great price you received on that card. Any more help just ask.
    
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post #6 of 11
Congrats on your purchases. And G'luck! wink.gif
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post #7 of 11
Did you buy a 560 or a 560 Ti?
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post #8 of 11
want to ask the same question too ^
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post #9 of 11
Great choice, you are all set up to use it, just make sure you uninstall your previous drivers.

Here is the competition:
Nvidia GTX 560TI competes with HD 6950
Nvidia GTX 570 competes with HD 6970
Nvidia GTX 580 does not compete against any one cause there is no one to compete with. smile.gif
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I1PHO/ref=ox_ya_os_product"]Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1460-KR: Electronics[/ame]

EDIT: Just canceled order and buying the GTX 560 Ti, didn't realize it wasn't the Ti version.

Buying this one

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-nVidia-GeForce-PCI-Express-01G-P3-1561-KR/dp/B004L01QVM"]Amazon.com: EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti FPB 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card 01G-P3-1561-KR: Electronics[/ame]
Edited by Tunechi - 5/29/11 at 1:19pm
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