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post #1 of 10
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So I wanna know, which one is better.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti or the Xfx ATI Radeon HD5770?
Can they both be used with SLI technology?
Auto-win is if I can use 2 of them. I'm debating which one to get. I don't care about the price.
post #2 of 10
5770 is amd cant sli it its crossfire.
560ti is better card.
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post #3 of 10
The 560 Ti is faster than the 5770. You cannot use them both since they are different chips etc. SLI is two cards working together for greater performance but the name is tied to Nvidia graphics cards. Crossfire is two cards working together for greater performance but is tied to ATI/AMD graphics cards.
post #4 of 10
Don't get a 5770, its in the last generation of AMD cards. You also can't compare nVidia's current gen to AMD's older gen.

I would recommend a 6870 / 6950.
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Originally Posted by SkippyDogg View Post
The 560 Ti is faster than the 5770. You cannot use them both since they are different chips etc. SLI is two cards working together for greater performance but the name is tied to Nvidia graphics cards. Crossfire is two cards working together for greater performance but is tied to ATI/AMD graphics cards.
You got me wrong. I mean if they can be used with SLI not with each other but with a second card of the same type.
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You got me wrong. I mean if they can be used with SLI not with each other but with a second card of the same type.
Oh yeah sure. My bad
post #7 of 10
Go nvidia. I've got GTX470. The GTX560 is about the same performance as mine. And the GTX560Ti is even a bit better then mine. And I'm VERY happy with mine. Play every game @ 60fps with everything maxed out. (Flight Simulator X = 35-40fps all maxed out and prolly a few other games, but NEVER lower than 35fps, and I mean REALLY never (--> with my i7 proc, not with my Q9450 proc, since I can't see what hardware you have... Maybe put it in your sig? )

2 nvidia cards (same model) = SLi
2 ATi cards (same model) = CrossFire

You cannot mix an nvidia with an ATi for SLi or CF setup.
You cannot SLi if you have 2 nvidia cards (different models)
You cannot CF if you have 2 ATI cards (different models)

2 nvidia cards (1 ASUS, 1 ZOTAC) will work in SLi (if they are the same model)
You CAN use 2 nvidia cards (different models) but not in SLi. Just put best as Primary and the other as dedicated Physx (requires to be at least 8800 series)
etc...
Edited by ASUSfreak - 10/3/11 at 2:06am
   
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post #8 of 10
I believe this should be in the general graphics card section, but the 560ti is definitely the way to go.
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post #9 of 10
Get the 560Ti, its well worth the money and is probably all the gaming gpu power you will ever need.
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post #10 of 10
Between those two, the 560Ti is definitely a better choice. In the budget range of the 560Ti, I think it's the best choice. Unless you wanna fork out more money and find an unlockable 6950, haha.
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