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post #1 of 8
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I currently have a 5870 2GB and a GTX 560 Ti 1GB

Which would you recommend using?

I use triple monitors (1920x1080 each) but don't let that influence your decision because they are for multitasking purposes not 3-monitor-display gaming purposes.
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post #2 of 8
For only multitasking purposes both of those cards are overkill. I was going to base it off power consumption but they are almost equal at idle too .
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Hmmm, I'll probably go for the 5870 2GB. No particular reason, though the 560 has newer architecture and better tessellation performance if you're thinking dx11
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post #4 of 8
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I play a lot of games every single day, but mostly CoD and All Points Bulletin. I occasionally play Medal of Honor and Bad Company 2 - Does that influence anyone's opinion?


I have no interest in triple monitor gaming because I need my other monitors for my various online jobs.
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post #5 of 8
If you are playing games with 3 monitors as well go for the 5870 because it has 2GB of memory which will help a lot in gaming for multi monitors.
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post #6 of 8
I would take 560Ti over 5870 any day. I've heard the 560Ti has a very quiet cooler and I think nVidia still has better drivers than AMD (not trolling). I've had some serious issues using two monitors via 5770. Flickering, huge mousepointer and such. The drivers have failed to fix these problems for the 5770 so I'd go with 560Ti.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Tuxi View Post
I would take 560Ti over 5870 any day. I've heard the 560Ti has a very quiet cooler and I think nVidia still has better drivers than AMD (not trolling). I've had some serious issues using two monitors via 5770. Flickering, huge mousepointer and such. The drivers have failed to fix these problems for the 5770 so I'd go with 560Ti.
I've had both ATI and Nvidia, I really don't mind either one, although I will give NVIDIA a +1 because my extra monitors don't wig out and take 3 minutes to load a game if the resolution isn't already set to the correct resolution or in windowed mode.


But on a second note, I have a PALIT Sonic GTX 560 which sounds like a screaming banshee when the fan speed is turned up - I have to turn my games up loud to hear over the fans while they are cranked and ready to fly away running at 75C at 100% fan speed
Edited by Jync - 6/2/11 at 6:12am
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post #8 of 8
IMO the 5870. Having owned a 470 previously I liked the 5870 more.
    
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