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Hey forum!

I'm really torn right now.. between two graphic cards.

The GTX 560, or the GTX 560Ti


I heard that the GTX 560Ti performs slightly better than the 560...but then the 560 is $200 and the 560ti is $250. (Especially when I'm on a tight budget..)

Which one should I get?

My CPU is the 2500k and motherboard is Gene-Z Maximus.

I am not a hardcore gamer, (I don't own all of the high-end games in the market today) LOL.
I have Starcraft II, planning on getting BF3, and usually I just play the online games that don't require much in graphics.

Is the Ti version really worth $50? Or should I just get the 560.

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post #2 of 12
GTX560 is basically a GTX460 with Higher OC and OC potential.
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Yes, it is worth it.

But if your on a tight budget, then get the 560 or look at a 460.

But all in all, between the two, the Ti is the way I would personally go.
 
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post #4 of 12
Both the 560TI and the 560 will play SC2 and BF3 just fine, just go with what you have the money for.

On a side note, this weekend has a lot of sales because of black friday and cyber monday, so if you have the cash now I would jump on that.

Zotax 560TI 200$ After 30$ rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500196
    
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The GTX 560Ti has more cores than the GTX 560. Hense why it performs better
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What about waiting for the new 560 Ti's? They have 2GB of VRAM and more cores. I can't imagine they would be more than the current 560 Ti's. Or, you could go with a 6950.

Personally, I believe the 6950 and 560 Ti are VERY nice cards for the money. Unfortunately, I had to RMA my card, but I'm going to run some benches against my brother's eVGA 560 Ti DS Superclock. Should be interesting, but I suspect them to be about the same. Short end, IMHO, the Ti is worth it, but the eVGA SC at 900mhz is even better, it's $250, same price as a Sapphire 6950 (unlocked Dirt 3 version).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130657 $250 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945 $260 after MIR

Edit* Seems the 6950 went up to $260, I bought mine cheaper.
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What about waiting for the new 560 Ti's? They have 2GB of VRAM and more cores. I can't imagine they would be more than the current 560 Ti's. Or, you could go with a 6950.
Personally, I believe the 6950 and 560 Ti are VERY nice cards for the money. Unfortunately, I had to RMA my card, but I'm going to run some benches against my brother's eVGA 560 Ti DS Superclock. Should be interesting, but I suspect them to be about the same. Short end, IMHO, the Ti is worth it, but the eVGA SC at 900mhz is even better, it's $250, same price as a Sapphire 6950 (unlocked Dirt 3 version).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130657 $250 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945 $260 after MIR
Edit* Seems the 6950 went up to $260, I bought mine cheaper.

When are the new 560Ti's coming out? Any confirmed release date?
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post #8 of 12

Personally I would go with the new 560 448 according to fudzilla, Max pc and a few other sites should be out on November 29. http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/item/24991-gtx-560-448-officially-launches-on-nov-29th

 

I am hitting a serious vram wall with my overclocked 560ti in BF3 (at ultra setting though) but if don't plan to upgrade again soon. I'd go for more vram as it might get worse in future games.

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Go for the 560ti 448 later this month. Skip the non Ti 560s, you may as well get a 460 if you're on a budget, it's the same card.
Ok, the 560 has a few tweaks over the 460, but they're the same clock for clock, the only thing you lose with the 460 is some clocking headroom and maybe a fraction of a frame per second (assuming you clock them the same).

Alternatively, you can browse the for sale sections on here, there's a few used cards here, right up to GTX580s. You don't need a rep level to buy, only to sell.
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I went from a 6950 to a 560 TI and regret every bit of it.
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