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Sorry to make another thread about this so soon after my last one, but my 5770 officially died on me today so I need to order something soon asap. (Got a really crappy extra $20 card in now and hating it!) Based on recommendations from my last thread I narrowed it down to the GTX 560 or 6870 but I can't choose. I'm using it namely for gaming and some 3D work and need to keep the budget under $200. Whats the better card?
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Generally Speaking its first of all AMD vs Nvidia. If you only have one PCI-e slot in your PC for example, (meaning you can't upgrade to a standalone physx card later on the road) you have to consider if you can leave without features like physx. Also, Remember NVIDIA has CUDA and 3D vision. Now, I think AMD/ATI is bang from the buck and pretty low power consumption when compared to nvidia, but my personal opinion nowadays is that Physx + Cuda is important to me, and if you do 3D work, I think CUDA can serve you well. And the fact that later on I can buy a combination such as 3D vision glasses and even a 3D monitor or even a projector such as optoma 720p makes me think Nvidia is better future proof.
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Razorstorm View Post
Generally Speaking its first of all AMD vs Nvidia. If you only have one PCI-e slot in your PC for example, (meaning you can't upgrade to a standalone physx card later on the road) you have to consider if you can leave without features like physx. Also, Remember NVIDIA has CUDA and 3D vision. Now, I think AMD/ATI is bang from the buck and pretty low power consumption when compared to nvidia, but my personal opinion nowadays is that Physx + Cuda is important to me, and if you do 3D work, I think CUDA can serve you well. And the fact that later on I can buy a combination such as 3D vision glasses and even a 3D monitor or even a projector such as optoma 720p makes me think Nvidia is better future proof.
3D just gives me headaches, so I'm not concerned about that.
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by jurries21 View Post
3D just gives me headaches, so I'm not concerned about that.
Well, then I advice you to skip over that and read a bit more about CUDA first for your 3D work and then physx for gaming so you can see if those are a must or not in case you find the ATI one chepear than the 560. If you, as I do, find CUDA important, then you will have to stick with nvidia. 560s have been sold in the forum for a bit less than $200 and other models like 460 are usually at $100-$115
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post #5 of 19
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Well, then I advice you to skip over that and read a bit more about CUDA first for your 3D work and then physx for gaming so you can see if those are a must or not in case you find the ATI one chepear than the 560. If you, as I do, find CUDA important, then you will have to stick with nvidia. 560s have been sold in the forum for a bit less than $200 and other models like 460 are usually at $100-$115
I'm leaning towards the 560. Is the EVGA one I linked a good one to buy? Its got a good rating on Newegg anyways.
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post #6 of 19
I assume that it's a GTX 560 you're talking about, not a GTX 560Ti? I'd be careful of the EVGA 560 as its using stock cooling (it may be just me, though). Whether you want factory overclocked or not, take a good look at the MSI cards.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by jurries21 View Post
Sorry to make another thread about this so soon after my last one, but my 5770 officially died on me today so I need to order something soon asap. (Got a really crappy extra $20 card in now and hating it!) Based on recommendations from my last thread I narrowed it down to the GTX 560 or 6870 but I can't choose. I'm using it namely for gaming and some 3D work and need to keep the budget under $200. Whats the better card?
Neither one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162074

$199 after MIR.
post #8 of 19
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I assume that it's a GTX 560 you're talking about, not a GTX 560Ti? I'd be careful of the EVGA 560 as its using stock cooling (it may be just me, though). Whether you want factory overclocked or not, take a good look at the MSI cards.
Yeah, it's a regular GTX 560. The MSI ones look nice but they're over my budget. The EVGA 560 is pushing it as it is, but it looks like a nice enough card that I'm willing to spend a little extra.
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post #9 of 19
I'd save a tad more mate and get a 560Ti, the 560 is a bit poop to be honest, the Ti is very impressive indeed given it's price bracket.
 
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post #10 of 19
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Best suggestion so far, if you dont like MIR then get the 6870 hands down.
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