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So I am looking into spending about $250 on a GPU sometime in Sept..

I have considered many cards but I seem to get stuck when it comes to 100% siding with one card.

Before you recommend I must stress that I am not willing to unlock 465 to 470s and 6950 to 6970, if you post to do so, I will at you.

I do prefer Nvidia, I've had bad experiences with AMD cards, but I can be convinced to side with AMD again, provided the performance is there.

Currently this card is at the top end of my budget and looking like the buy I want.

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB

I love the having 2 GB RAM, I intend on maxing, or near maxing games like BF3 at resolutions of 1080p and I've noticed that 1GB barely cuts maxing out games like Metro 2033 at 1080p, I had roughly 900 MB VRAM used on a GTX 470.

I have considered this MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr III, but it is at the CAP of my budget.


If you recommend an AMD GPU I only can buy MSI and Asus (No 3 Sloters), I don't care for the rest of the producers for AMD including XFX and Sapphire.

Asus GTX 560 Ti DCII 1 GB seems like a good choice as well if I do side with only 1 GB.

MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr III also seems like a decent choice.

Note: 2GB is only perfered, not 100% needed
Edited by snoball - 7/21/11 at 10:19pm
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...x%20560%20hawk

This card performs like a 570 but it is equiped with only 1 GB memory.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-ge...hawk-review/12

Now its up to you if you decide the Firepower or Capacity .
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...x%20560%20hawk

This card performs like a 570 but it is equiped with only 1 GB memory.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-ge...hawk-review/12
+Rep

That is one of the cards I am considering, didn't bother to look up performance, seems like a promising card to buy.
 
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MSI and ASUS's 560Ti are both using core clock much than they should be, acutally if you wanna buy MSI's 560Ti you should go for HAWK, its core clock sets in 950MHz and is equal to GIGABYTE's 560Ti SOC(950MHz version, GIGABYTE has a 1000MHz version but it's barely found in market)
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