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What cards will give me better performance? Becasue they are around the same price? Also please dont say The GTX 560ti because its newer.
 
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i'd imagine the 560tis simply beacuse AFIK they scale better and will run quiter/cooler
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Here is a review of the 560 ti SLI, there are a few comparisons with the 470 SLI.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...i-sli-review/1


According to the article, it's slightly better in most of the games.
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Here is a review of the 560 ti SLI, there are a few comparisons with the 470 SLI.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...i-sli-review/1


According to the article, it's slightly better in most of the games.
I don't want to be a fanboy, but...man, I dig guru3d's reviews. They seem well-put together, and some of the odd turns of phrase [to American eyes/ears] are pretty funny. Good stuff, G3D.
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GF-100's, while good cards, are loud, take some juice, & run hot so make sure your know what your getting yourself into.

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I don't want to be a fanboy, but...man, I dig guru3d's reviews. They seem well-put together, and some of the odd turns of phrase [to American eyes/ears] are pretty funny. Good stuff, G3D.
Their Ok, not one of my top 5 references but still a admirable site.
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Thanks when i buy if the price is right i will get the GTx 560ti
 
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Their performance is pretty close, so it really depends on your clocks. The 560 Ti is 5-10% faster at ref clocks but the 470 can catch and surpass it with a heavy OC.

560 Ti:
+ Faster card @ stock clocks
+ Lower TDP (runs much cooler/requires less power)

470:
+ More potential OC headroom
+ More VRAM (on ref models)

A 470 @ 800MHz core is ~= to a 560 Ti @ 1000MHz core, with both of these being fairly attainable clocks on average. Beyond that the 470s do seem to pull ahead a bit, but since we're talking SLI here, I wouldn't bank on running two 470s much higher on air. They run notoriously hot, even at stock.

IMO the 560 Tis are a better bet on air, 470s on water are pretty beastly though.
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Out of the box, GTX560 Ti SLI runs faster than a pair of GTX470. This is mainly because it has higher stock clock. However, GTX470 has 448 shaders while the GTX560 Ti has 'only' 384 shaders. As both cards are good overclockers, I see that when both are overclocked, GTX470 SLI will win (due to higher number of shaders).

For this reason, I would prefer the GTX470 SLI as there is nothing an end user can do to have more shaders while he can overclock relatively easy.

Having said this, GTX470 SLI does yield more noise and heat which has to be dealt with as well.
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Ok so Water cooled 470's What about gtx 460's water cooled
 
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Ok so Water cooled 470's What about gtx 460's water cooled
Water cooled 460s? They'd clearly be slower than either other option.
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