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Gift for my Bro. He has a BFG Tech GTX 275, Plays BF3. 560Ti worth it over GTX 275?

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Christmas is almost here and year after year I drop the ball on getting gifts for the family, leaving me feeling generally awful after the holidays. I want to get my brother something nice this year.

My brother tuned 25 on tuesday and is a Senior at VA Tech, He plays BF3 in his spare time. I think he is spewing nonsense because he say's he plays BF3 maxed on ultra with great FPS on his GTX 275. I don't buy it. It's a DirectX 10 card... April 2009 manufacture date... I just don't buy it.

I can afford to get him a GTX 560Ti, I'd rather get him a GTX 570, but that'll be hard for my wallet. He likes quiet, his computer is so silent all I hear are the HDD's. He actually keeps his GTX 275 fan speed so low it's in the 90c range. I want to get him something that can be just as quiet but not so damn hot lol.

So, Is a 560Ti worth it over a 275?

Should I see if I can get a GTX 570 instead so it's more of a noticeable upgrade?


What would you do?
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post #2 of 49
It may be a DX10 card but DX11 is even more taxing if you think about it makes some sense. (at least to me tongue.gif)

As for a 560ti. It doesn't max out BF3 but it does make it run well and really nice looking.

I Have an MSI TwinFrozrII and its pretty darn silent. It doesn't get very loud while gaming unless you let the card ramp up the speed of the fans to over 70%
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From what I have seen, people are playing medium and some high settings on a 275 for 1080p. So he is in fact not going to be running ultra with one of those cards. But looking at comparison pictures between low and ultra settings, I don't see too big of a difference. Some are saying even lower details give a more tactical advantage. I have a 950 OC on my 6950 and I can do ultra with FXAA maxed and the lowest I dip down to is ~45fps. So is it worth the upgrade? Maybe, I personally from the pics haven't been able to tell the difference between low and ultra settings.

Edit: Also defiantly make sure that he gets the MSI Twin Frozr series if he likes silent.
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The 560ti can play BF3 on ultra just fine. I play on ultra with 2x-4xaa and it's perfectly smooth. I would get him this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
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Originally Posted by PureBlackFire View Post

The 560ti can play BF3 on ultra just fine. I play on ultra with 2x-4xaa and it's perfectly smooth. I would get him this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

only if you like cell-phone resolutions or 20fps... neither is playable to most pc gamers.

a 560ti would indeed be a decent upgrade, but it's not gonna get ultra.
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only if you like cell-phone resolutions or 20fps... neither is playable to most pc gamers.
a 560ti would indeed be a decent upgrade, but it's not gonna get ultra.

^^^ this ^^^
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MSI Twin Frozr III 448 edition - $309.99

This is what I think I might get him. It's basicly a 570 no? not too far off at all.
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I've got one of these being delivered today. Everything I've seen makes these things look pretty bad ass and a dream to OC, and it performs just a notch under the 570 at reference speeds. I won't have all the parts for my new build until after Christmas, so I won't be able to verify until then.
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