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I have really been looking at getting a GTX 560 but just saw some review that shows that 6870 to be faster. I don't know how reliable that is. Anyone care to lead me in the right direction that shows me otherwise? Thanks.
    
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6870 wins. The 560 is an overclocked 460. Get the 6870. Pretty reliable, my friend's got one in his case, no problems at all.
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I am not a gamer. I guess I should have mentioned that. It is mainly for video editing with Vegas Pro 11. Would that make a difference?
    
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I had a 6870 and did a personal bench off witha 460. I was just barely ahead most of the time. Though it's true both 460 & 560 are 336 processor cores but there was a slight redesign in FERMI architecture that improved performance a bit along with requiring a tad less voltage and in turn slightly less heat dissapation across the entire 500 series cards.

I've seen reviews where the follow compare neck and neck. Where one wins in a bench the other is closely behind with neither running away from the other.

6870=560
6950=560Ti
6970=570

People might argue this but it's unbiasedly true. Some do better in different circumstances over others. For the most part are on par and either option you will be happy.
     
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I'd say the 6870, also has amazing scaling in CF. I know that AMD cards accelerate some applications, not sure which ones though...Nvidia cards very well may do the same thing, not sure
    
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There's no performance difference between an HD 6870 and GTX 560. The only defining factor would be if a game is obviously AMD or Nvidia friendly.

As for the person dismissing a GTX 560 as an "overclocked GTX 460", I would say they raised the overclocking headroom quite a lot. If your GTX 460 is at 825 Mhz and my GTX 560 is at 955 Mhz (first try on stock voltage) I would say that's a success on Nvidia's part.
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560 Ti ftw.

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I had a 6870 and did a personal bench off witha 460. I was just barely ahead most of the time. Though it's true both 460 & 560 are 336 processor cores but there was a slight redesign in FERMI architecture that improved performance a bit along with requiring a tad less voltage and in turn slightly less heat dissapation across the entire 500 series cards.

I've seen reviews where the follow compare neck and neck. Where one wins in a bench the other is closely behind with neither running away from the other.

6870=560
6950=560Ti
6970=570

People might argue this but it's unbiasedly true. Some do better in different circumstances over others. For the most part are on par and either option you will be happy.
Pretty much this.

The 560 and 6870 trade blows, so if you're trying to decide based on performance it'll come down to which games you'll be playing most.

For example AvP/Metro/F1 lean towards AMD, Crysis 2/Dirt 3/Civ 5 lean towards the green team. Either way though, the performance gap isn't going to be huge.

If you're considering the 560 though, I'd still recommend getting a top quality 460 instead, like the Hawk. That's $129 brand new after MIR and built for OCing.

With the 560 you're basically paying an extra 50 bucks for slightly higher OC headroom. Not a great value imo.
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I never thought about the 460. Checked it out and it looks about the same as the 560. Not quite as fast but almost. Nothing to warrant a $50 price difference. Thanks.
    
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If you're considering the 560 though, I'd still recommend getting a top quality 460 instead, like the Hawk. That's $129 brand new after MIR and built for OCing.
The rebates in the form of a pre-paid card instead of a check (so you can't pay off your purchase with it - but I suppose its nice for buying other stuff). Still the money's out of your pocket for 8-12 weeks - the card for all intents and purposes costs $160.

Oh, and a run-of-the-mill GTX 560 with a plastic HSF will beat that "top quality" "built for OCing" Hawk when it comes to overclocking without half trying. Don't understand buying the previous gen when a newer, better alternative isn't that much more.
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