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can a GTX 560 compete with a GTX 580?

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I have been thinking of a cheap budget PC to build for my friend, he wants something that can run MW3 and BF3 of course, but an upgrade can come later. I was just wondering if a GTX 560 has any chance of competing with a GTX 580... at all, the build with have a i7-2600k OC of course and 8GB of ram. so really just need to know if GTX 560 will compete... i guess i should also say the parts are being bought from Best Buy.... i don't have the time to order online.


Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 31
Depends on the game really, either way though, a 580 can stomp a mudhole through a 560
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560 or 560 ti
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No , even if you could overclock the 560 to meet performance ( which would take great cooling ) you could easily overclock the 580 and blow it away again.
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560 ti, my bad
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No it cannot compete, the 580 is the fastest single gpu in the world. However, a 560 ti is usually half the price.
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Do you need the 2600k cause for gaming a 2500k is just as good and sometimes better. Save money there and get a GTX 570/HD 6970.
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Instead of a 2600k, 8GB and a GTX 560, Why not go for a 2500k and GTX 570 or something? The gaming difference between the 2500k and 2600k isn't that huge and they both overclock about the same.
    
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I know the 2500k is better for gaming, but his is not just for gaming, hence getting a lower end GFX card, i would be going a GTX 570, maybe ill look at some other stores because i know a GTX 560 ti isnt that powerful, but thats all best buys had i might just be stuck with it.
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Despite the 580 being a little less than twice the power of a 560 Ti (aprox. 170-180%), you can OC the 560 Ti to outperform or perform at par with the 570.
If you SLI two 560 Ti's, they easily outperform a stock 580.
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