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560ti -> 6870 CF

Poll Results: 6870CF or 560ti?

 
  • 47% (11)
    Yes, go for 6870 and possible CF
  • 47% (11)
    No, stay with your 560ti
  • 4% (1)
    other [please specify]
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post #1 of 14
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I was thinking about switching to the red team, mostly because 6870 cf would give me more than gtx 580 cost for around 300 after rebates. Does this sound like a decent plan?

I was sort of considering just buying one and seeing if I'm satisfied with the performance, then grabbing a second if the need arises.

Note: I'm not too concerned with the lack of an upgrade path, 580 + 10% is vastly sufficient for me, and 560ti SLI only beats out 6870cf by a few % anyways.
    
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I've been having the same problem with choosing my newest upgrade. Have you considered getting SLI GTX 560's (minus the Ti) There's really no difference between the GTX560Ti SLI performance and GTX560 SLI performance. Apparently when SLI'd the GTX 560ti's vram can't take advantage of the extra cores, so power is decreased as a result. Worth looking in to. PM me if you make any new discoveries though please, I'm in the same boat as you now.
    
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post #3 of 14
6870x2 is faster than a pair of 560's i think.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by FLCLimax View Post
6870x2 is faster than a pair of 560's i think.
They trade blows. IMO the performance differences would be negligible and as a result I am treating them as equals.

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I've been having the same problem with choosing my newest upgrade. Have you considered getting SLI GTX 560's (minus the Ti) There's really no difference between the GTX560Ti SLI performance and GTX560 SLI performance. Apparently when SLI'd the GTX 560ti's vram can't take advantage of the extra cores, so power is decreased as a result. Worth looking in to. PM me if you make any new discoveries though please, I'm in the same boat as you now.
If I can find a 560ti under 180 I'll probably jump on that. now that I think about it that's probably more cost effective.
    
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post #5 of 14
Why not get a second 560 Ti anyways since you already have one.

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6870x2 is faster than a pair of 560's i think.
Their performance is almost identical
    
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post #6 of 14
def 6870's, 560 ti is just too expensive if you're just gaming...
    
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post #7 of 14
Would you consider adding 30$ more and getting a 6950 2gb?
extra vram is gonna be useful in upcoming games like bf3.
its also better for cf since you wont get bottlenecked by vram
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I just switched from AMD (ATI) to Nvidia, and I have to say that the picture quality was much higher on my old ATI card. My current card was the best performance for the money by far, but I had no idea there could be such differences in picture quality.
    
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post #9 of 14
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Why not get a second 560 Ti anyways since you already have one.



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Like I said, if I find a good deal on one I'll jump on it but brand new not on sale 6870s cost way less than 560ti's, I could resell my 560ti and the net cost of 6870cf would be a bit less than 560ti sli.
    
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6870 CF slaps a single gtx 580 go for it
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