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Hi, tomorrow i am going down to my local msy to buy some parts for my new computer, i am mostly going to be gaming and video editing (as well as recording with fraps). I have been looking at the HD6870 for about a month and just saw some problems with it when running starcraft 2 (slow fps). i just want to know what you think the better choice to go with would be, the 6870 or the 560 (NON-Ti), they are about the same price and i would not like any fanboyism, just because this is posted on the AMD section of the forum. If you have any graphs or actual proof that one is better that would be good as well (and later this year i will buy a second and crossfire or sli).

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Why does your sig says a HD6870?Do you already have one?

Assuming you don't have a HD6870.You can go with either of them!The performances are nearly same with GTX560 leading a little.The choice depends on what versions of cars you are able to get.If you can mange a DirectCU II or Twinfrozer II then you should get the GTX560.Why?Because it have a great Overclocking potential.If you don't want to overclock then,then still GTX560 is little faster.If you overclock both card to their best,then the GTX560 gets more better!

What are the exact prices and model you are looking to buy?
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I'm sorry to ask but, is there any reason you specifically posted against buying the Ti version of the GTX 560? I highly recommend this card, seeing as I own 2 in SLI. I can vouch that this graph is truthful.

http://www.hwcompare.com/8890/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6870/
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lol @ hwcompare.

What a joke.


@ OP consider a 460 Hawk or something decent from 4xx gen, the 560 is just a 460 rebranded with higher clocks and a greater price premium.

Most likely in something like Star Craft II either will do fine, your cpu will hold back higher end cards in that title.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;14505089 
lol @ hwcompare.

What a joke.


@ OP consider a 460 Hawk or something decent from 4xx gen, the 560 is just a 460 rebranded with higher clocks and a greater price premium.

Most likely in something like Star Craft II either will do fine, your cpu will hold back higher end cards in that title.

Seconded.

GTX560 is Fermi gpu.Its old days tech.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;14505089 

@ OP consider a 460 Hawk or something decent from 4xx gen, the 560 is just a 460 rebranded with higher clocks and a greater price premium.
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Despite having higher clocks, GTX 560 has 10w lower TDP than GTX 460 1GB (150w vs 160w)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThePath;14505172 
Despite having higher clocks, GTX 560 has 10w lower TDP than GTX 460 1GB (150w vs 160w)

Less leakage, its a better chip in that regard.

However performance wise it is identical to the 460.

Imo save your money, get a decent cooler on a 460 and just overclock it to around 900 core.


The Phenom II is going to have problems with Star Craft II anyways.
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Why do people sy go for gtx 4xx series, diden't they have leakage and temp problems with those cards?
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Not so much the GF104 cards, GF100 (470/480) would be the worst of Fermi in that aspect of viewing things.


Edit: You could get the 460 Hawk for $145 after a mail in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518
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