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Im deciding between the twin frozr II gold 560 ti or the palit 2gb versions, if i game at 1920x1080 which one could get more performance? the msi overclocks very well, but the palit has 2gb of vram...
    
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depends on memory usage i guess. for games that dont eat vram MSI wins.. for Metro the Palit should do better...
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for 1920x1080 I would go with the msi card. you wont need 2gb vram for that resolution if you keep aa under decent limits for the latest games. plus I just love the twinfrozr II cooler, its the best msi invention till date. if possible, go for the twinfrozr III hawk edition instead of the tf II gold. reason: better vrms powerphase, better cooler, better oc..... the extra price is justified.
    
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Since your budget conscious and trying to get the best performance you can at 1080, go with the MSI. You won't be able to max out the eyecandy in a few titles (like Skyrim maybe? *fingers crossed*) but then again you wouldn't really want to anyways as the 560 doesn't have the horsepower of a 580.

At 1920X1080 the 1GB version with the extra VRMs and enhanced cooling will serve you better.
    
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for 1920x1080 I would go with the msi card. you wont need 2gb vram for that resolution if you keep aa under decent limits for the latest games. plus I just love the twinfrozr II cooler, its the best msi invention till date. if possible, go for the twinfrozr III hawk edition instead of the tf II gold. reason: better vrms powerphase, better cooler, better oc..... the extra price is justified.
just because it has better cooler vrm's ect it dont mean that it will oc better it depends on the chip it self since no chip is the same.

I got lucky with my 560 idle temps are around 28 average but has gone down to 22
under load max while gaming ive seen max of 65 usually around 60 though

while folding it will get to around 68 constant
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If your budget can handle it, I recommend the Hawk.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-578-_-Product

1GB framebuffer is sufficient unless you're playing a few games such as Metro at ludicrously high settings and it surpasses a 1GB framebuffer at 1080p with high AA/Anisotropic settings. I know a few other games do, some honestly, some people use absurd AA settings.

If you're going to do that it would be wise to get something with more power but not a full 2GB framebuffer since there are other Vram sizes you can get. But, in the 560 category your only option for anything past a 1GB framebuffer is the Palit card, which happens to be a full 2GB.

This was a big decision for me 2 months ago, I was debating which card to get out of the literal 2 cards you're also thinking about. I was thinking Skyrim would surpass a 1GB framebuffer so the Palit might be a better choice. After quite a bit of research and talking on the forums I came to the conclusion by the time a game I personally play would need more than a 1GB framebuffer the performance of my card would be insufficient, but, this is only talking about huge leaps in requirements, as even going a few mb over your framebuffer significantly decreases performance.

I still personally recommend a high end 560 Ti, as some offer almost 570 performance, like the Hawk.

Keep in mind, this is all relative to what you plan on doing, you might in fact need a 2GB framebuffer, or something higher than 1GB. You have to analyze what you plan on doing.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/7/11 at 1:05pm
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ill be gaming, also if there is a game i cant max out like metro, i wont be dissapointed. probably a few month later im going to sli them anyways
    
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I use the Gigabyte 560Ti in sli & manual oc. Here's a screenshot of temps after gaming. Note that the temps are well within the safe range despite a hefty 100MHz oc on the core.
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ill be gaming, also if there is a game i cant max out like metro, i wont be dissapointed. probably a few month later im going to sli them anyways
If you SLI 2 1GB cards you'll still only have 1GB

This should be a factor in your decision.
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Just get this 560Ti 2GB instead,better cooling,best looking
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