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GTX 560 (non Ti) - Which one?

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** EDIT: Opted for 6870 Twin Frozr II. Slightly better Performance per Watt and per Price than the cheapiest 560 Ti, and much better cooling system. [Reviews analysed: 1, 2, 3] **


After a long research, here are the final contenders:
All of them can be found for around £155 in UK stores (I'm restricted to UK stores or EU if the shipping is really low).

Due to power and space constraints (mini-ITX system), I can't and I won't take more powerful cards. I opted to take GTX 560 instead of HD 6870 because it looks like that NVIDIA cards perform better than AMD in StarCraft II [source: 1, 2].

Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.

I couldn't find any review that directly compared temperature and noise of GTX 560 models. I don't really care about performance (between GTX 560 models) in those reviews since it's just a matter of overclocking, so the really deciding factor in my opinion is the power and effectiveness of the cooling system.

From the reviews, MSI Twin Frozr II seemed to have the best cooling system but the only place I could find it is at UK Amazon for above £200 (so out of question).



And here is my questions:
  1. Amongst the listed GTXs 560, which one do you think is the best choice?
  2. Does any of them have a very good cooling system that allows OC'ing without sacrificing temperatures too much?

Edited by F u r u y a - 6/20/11 at 5:11pm
post #2 of 22
none, gtx 460 hawk , cheaper, identical performance/cooling

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-534-_-Product
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yep 460 has same performance and is cheaper, 560 is a rip off if you don't get the ti version
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Yea the 460 is about 25% cheaper than the 560 while being anywhere from 0-5% slower based on the two clock speeds being compared.
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Just get a Ti. Considering it sips power compared to the 400 series, I wouldn't be to worried about not having enough juice. They should be the same size as the none Ti version too and are damn good overclockers.
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If you can prove me (through reviews, personal testing or something) that 460 Hawk has very close performance to 560 Amp!/Sonic Platinum/EX OC and it's considerably cheaper, I will happily buy it.

I'm saying that because I really can't find any review and online UK stores that supports that. In fact, sometimes I'm finding 460 higher priced than 560!
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Originally Posted by uncholowapo View Post
Just get a Ti. Considering it sips power compared to the 400 series, I wouldn't be to worried about not having enough juice. They should be the same size as the none Ti version too and are damn good overclockers.
Do you know how are Ti compared to non-Ti in terms of power comsumption and temperatures? (I can see it in reviews later but now I'm lazy)
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Originally Posted by F u r u y á View Post
Do you know how are Ti compared to non-Ti in terms of power comsumption and temperatures? (I can see it in reviews later but now I'm lazy)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4344/n...m-overclock/15

gtx 560 ti actually uses less power at load at stock compared to an OC'd non ti, and has better temps than the non ti at
Edited by venomblade - 6/17/11 at 12:30pm
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So we can directly compare 460 Hawk with 560 only through clocks?

So... Hawk is 780/3600/1560 MHz, considerably lower than 560 Amp!/Sonic Platinum/EX OC. The price should be as lower but as I said I couldn't find any UK store selling it for less than the mentioned price range (£155).
Edited by F u r u y a - 6/17/11 at 12:35pm
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I will give you a brief statement that I've concluded from much research over the passed few days.

The 560 is only worth it if you get the Ti, If not get the 460 hawk (one of the best or if not the best) of the 460 series.
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