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Juano is 100% right with either of the MSI or EVGA Classified GTX 560Ti 448. It's definitively going to get you better performance on a single monitor 1920x1200 resolution or less.

Now for the run down I like to show in gaming benches to give an idea how much better.

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MSI GTX 560Ti 448 TFIII

EVGA GTX 560Ti 448 Classified Ultra

The extra power phases in these models will bring you higher over clocks than the other 448's.

Personally I like EVGA but there's nothing wrong with MSI one bit. Either will bring you great performance at a great price / performance ratio. thumb.gif
     
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At any single monitor resolution, including even a 30", I'd go with the 448 all the way.

If at some point you're considering going to triple monitors during the lifetime of this card, I'd consider the 2gb 384 version, but keep in mind you'll also need a 2nd one of those because just one won't cut it at those resolutions.

It's a common misconception that having more vram automatically 'helps' with AA ... it's not necessarily true. When it comes to vram, you either have 'enough for the task at hand', in which case having more memory does NOTHING, or you don't, in which case having more memory does have value. Running higher levels of AA does slightly increase memory 'usage', however, as long as you're not going over the cards capacity by said usage of AA, then having excess vram would have zero value.

Something else that's important, though, is that the more memory you're 'using', generally speaking, the tougher the load is for the card to process. If you were ever to actually try to run something on that 2gb card that 'uses' 1.75gb of vram, for instance? That card would fold like a cheap suit because it doesn't have the raw processing power to provide playable framerates for such a large, complex image. Thus, the 2gb card only has real value when it's paired with another in SLI, because then you have twice the processing power to go with the 2gb of vram (vram isn't additive in SLI).

The 448 with it's 1.2GB of vram is a better 'balanced' piece of equipment ... more raw horsepower better matched to it's smaller memory amount. The extra horsepower of the GPU in this model is going to have much more practical value than the extra vram of the 2gb card.

Bottom-line, the only way the 2gb card is MAYBE a better choice (it will depend on the game/settings, etc) is if you're going to run a very large resolution (hence much higher vram usage) with 2 of them instead of 1. For a single card at single monitor res, a 448 is going to be a much better choice.
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