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Just got this card and have been poking around the forums and seeing that a 470 is better? and this card really doesn't have many reviews. I seem to do just fine in BF3 on High setting. 58-60fps solid. and Ultra in Skyrim with hi-rez texture pack. is it a bad card? I have it overclocked to 1000mhz core/2000mhz shader/2150 Memory. should I think about getting a 580 or 590 and then using this card as a Physx card?
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Just got this card and have been poking around the forums and seeing that a 470 is better? and this card really doesn't have many reviews. I seem to do just fine in BF3 on High setting. 58-60fps solid. and Ultra in Skyrim with hi-rez texture pack. is it a bad card? I have it overclocked to 1000mhz core/2000mhz shader/2150 Memory. should I think about getting a 580 or 590 and then using this card as a Physx card?

without a doubt the 470 is better. i don't believe the bf3 "high" settings unless you have NO aa or af on at all, and maybe you're lower than 1080p. anyways, if it works for the games you play, why make a thread asking for other peoples opinions on your experience? if it's not working, go bigger! smile.gif
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Yeah 470 is better. If you wanted something that could trade blows with a 470, you should've purchased the 560ti. If you want something to trade blows with a 570, which is ~20% better than a 470, you should check out the 560ti 448-core edition with some overclocking.
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How 'good' a card it is depends a lot on how much you paid for it. When it came out it was overpriced and (while they lasted) the 460's were better cards for a similar price, as were the HD6790's.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6790/26.html

Not sure where prices for either have gone since then but ... yeah. I'd say it's a nice card for $100-$120 nowadays. I was really never worth the $150 they charged when it came out, so it got kinda a bad rep at the time. But it's not a bad card, like I say ... depends what you paid wink.gif

Hopefully you meant to compare it to a 460 (like a 768MB version) ... as it's almost in that league ... but not even close to a 470.
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Here you go:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1214382/gtx-560-ti-vs-sli-gtx-550-ti-ultimate-show-down

I made it a couple of days ago comparing it to the 560 Ti.
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