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hi,

i manged to snatch 3 sets of cards (X2 from each) and wondering which one will be the best value-performance for my rig:
corsair 950W
i5-2500
Z68
16GB
3X dell monitors @ 3150X1680.

i have about 24 hours to cancel the others so...

these are the sets:
2 x Open Box: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
•$196.86

2 x Open Box: ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
•$177.60

2 x Open Box: ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
•$327.40

thanks.
post #2 of 7
I would say the 560 ti as the 560s are really just a rebranded 460
Don't know much about ati cards though
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Originally Posted by Thi3p View Post
I would say the 560 ti as the 560s are really just a rebranded 460
Don't know much about ati cards though
What are you talking about?

460GTX= GF104
560GTX=GF114
560GTX-TI=gf114

560GTX vs 460 GTX
/460GTX vs 560 GTX same clocks


560 GTX Vs 460 GTX at speed is about 5-10% better than 460 GTX....

now on topic I´d get HD6950 Twin Frozr III
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I'll shut up from here
My apologies for giving wrong info
Thats what I keep reading every time I look up te 560
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post
What are you talking about?

460GTX= GF104
560GTX=GF114
560GTX-TI=gf114

560GTX vs 460 GTX
/460GTX vs 560 GTX same clocks


560 GTX Vs 460 GTX at speed is about 5-10% better than 460 GTX....

now on topic I´d get HD6950 Twin Frozr III

Hes is absolutely right, They are all based on the GF104 Core. You either know very little or nothing at all. Because a GTX560 (Not Ti) IS Basically a Overclocked GTX460. Its been previously discussed many times on OCN. Same Chip (renamed) So dont push it.

The GTX560 Ti is where the money is at, Its the fully Unlocked GF104 Core with 384 Shaders unlike the GTX560 non Ti and GTx460 which has 336 Shaders


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Originally Posted by Thi3p View Post
I'll shut up from here
My apologies for giving wrong info
Thats what I keep reading every time I look up te 560
No Dont, You were absolutely right all along buddy.
But then again after reading your signature I get the feel why.

+ Reps
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 11/7/11 at 7:15pm
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by repero View Post
hi,

i manged to snatch 3 sets of cards (X2 from each) and wondering which one will be the best value-performance for my rig:
corsair 950W
i5-2500
Z68
16GB
3X dell monitors @ 3150X1680.

i have about 24 hours to cancel the others so...

these are the sets:
2 x Open Box: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
•$196.86

2 x Open Box: ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
•$177.60

2 x Open Box: ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
•$327.40

thanks.
OP,

The third option, seems like the best deal. I wish we had more of those in OCN/

Quote:
2 x Open Box: ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
•$327.40

Edited by TheBirdman74 - 11/7/11 at 7:17pm
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
Hes is absolutely right, They are all based on the GF104 Core. You either know very little or nothing at all. Because a GTX560 (Not Ti) IS Basically a Overclocked GTX460. Its been previously discussed many times on OCN. Same Chip (renamed) So dont push it.

The GTX560 Ti is where the money is at, Its the fully Unlocked GF104 Core with 384 Shaders unlike the GTX560 non Ti and GTx460 which has 336 Shaders

No Dont, You were absolutely right all along buddy.
But then again after reading your signature I get the feel why.

+ Reps
Umm ... I clicked on the link provided by the OP, and it certainly seems to back his claim that the 460 = gf104 and the 560 (non-Ti) = gf114.

Ergo, since Pontiac is correct to say that the 560 is a GF114 rather than a GF104, he is also technically correct to imply that 560 is not a 'rebrand' of the 460, because the core used in the card 560 has undergone a revision vs. the one used in the 460. Rebrand has a specific meaning, and it doesn't include different core revisions.

Furthermore, it appears that GF114 is not a simple 'rename' of the GF104 core, because, at a very minimum, it appears that the GF114 has internal changes that have improved it's OC'ability and power consumption pretty noticeably vs. GF104, as evidenced by the fact that there are 950MHz-core-clocked 560's on the retail market, but nothing close to that was released in the 460 format.

So, it seems rather harsh to be blasting the man and insulting him with 'you know little or nothing' when he had (at a minimum) good and proper evidence to back what he asserted (at least, what was asserted clearly ... he hasn't provided any evidence of a CFC advantage, if that was indeed what he's trying to imply with that whole 5-10% thing ).

And by the way, please don't double post
Edited by brettjv - 11/8/11 at 5:45pm
    
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