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Poll Results: GTX 560(non ti) vs. gtx 460

 
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post #101 of 141
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I think so to I am going to have to sacrifice in the performance department I think I'm going to buy a board that supports 3 cards so I can scale up over time,Would 3 gtx 570's or 480's be able to play most games on 3 monitors?

I think with your setup going tri SLI wouldn't really be the best option, the board you have a great board. Seems like you're delaying performance to eventually go Tri sli with terrible tech (it will be at that point), I would suggest just going with 7970/50 or 670 and call it a day. You'd be wasting money going tri if you don't even have TWO cards yet. SLI and CF's train of thought has always been buying one/two powerful gpu then getting a second/third down the line when they're much cheaper and you can upgrade for much less. I have two 460's with a high OC but I would trade them + $150-$250 easily for a 670/7970 right now.
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post #102 of 141
Hey,

When nVidia launched their GK111 GPU's (500 Series), the 560 was just a rebranded 460 with a slightly modified voltage, and slightly higher clocks. There are no band-width differences, or Shader Processors. They still use the same bit-rate for their RAM, and their both PCI-E 2.0. At this point, you're just paying for the name. If you can handle a little more heat, then get the 460's. thumb.gif
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I don't see the point in getting cheaper, older tech and running in SLI / Xfire when spending a little more on a single GPU will give you equal results. If your not gaming on multiple displays I also don't see the point, just save another paycheque and get a better, single GPU. less noise, heat, power. "more" isnt always better.

I personally went with a gigabyte 560ti 448 core, which basically performs the same or slightly above as a gtx 570. It's on the pricier end of the 560ti models, but it also one of the coolest running 560ti's due to the windforce 3 design. Very quick, quiet, and I've managed a pretty decent overclock. Probably not the tip-top of price/performance, but I'm a little partial to Gigabyte products, snazzy looking card and I was able to pick it up with BF3.

I've read all the arguments on vram limitations with the Nvidia 4xx, 5xx,etc, compared to equally priced ATI cards, but there are 2GB 560 models out there if you are really concerned. Personally I haven't run into any issues with framerate dumps on BF3, with 1.25GB vram (1650 x 1050) ultra settings.
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I think with your setup going tri SLI wouldn't really be the best option, the board you have a great board. Seems like you're delaying performance to eventually go Tri sli with terrible tech (it will be at that point), I would suggest just going with 7970/50 or 670 and call it a day. You'd be wasting money going tri if you don't even have TWO cards yet. SLI and CF's train of thought has always been buying one/two powerful gpu then getting a second/third down the line when they're much cheaper and you can upgrade for much less. I have two 460's with a high OC but I would trade them + $150-$250 easily for a 670/7970 right now.
I have sold that board already and will be buying the gigabyte 990fxa ud5 or the msi 990fxa gd80v2
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I don't see the point in getting cheaper, older tech and running in SLI / Xfire when spending a little more on a single GPU will give you equal results. If your not gaming on multiple displays I also don't see the point, just save another paycheque and get a better, single GPU. less noise, heat, power. "more" isnt always better.
I personally went with a gigabyte 560ti 448 core, which basically performs the same or slightly above as a gtx 570. It's on the pricier end of the 560ti models, but it also one of the coolest running 560ti's due to the windforce 3 design. Very quick, quiet, and I've managed a pretty decent overclock. Probably not the tip-top of price/performance, but I'm a little partial to Gigabyte products, snazzy looking card and I was able to pick it up with BF3.
I've read all the arguments on vram limitations with the Nvidia 4xx, 5xx,etc, compared to equally priced ATI cards, but there are 2GB 560 models out there if you are really concerned. Personally I haven't run into any issues with framerate dumps on BF3, with 1.25GB vram (1650 x 1050) ultra settings.
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Hey,
When nVidia launched their GK111 GPU's (500 Series), the 560 was just a rebranded 460 with a slightly modified voltage, and slightly higher clocks. There are no band-width differences, or Shader Processors. They still use the same bit-rate for their RAM, and their both PCI-E 2.0. At this point, you're just paying for the name. If you can handle a little more heat, then get the 460's. thumb.gif
I was not concerned about vram untill the radeon fan told me it was an issue;to which i automattically assumed to be a problem unique to radeon cards. anyway these are the 3 cards I am currently considering:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162085 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127682 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759 it will definately be one of these cards! if not the gigabyte gtx 460
post #106 of 141
Get the 480's, put a good OC on them and be done.
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You've got $250 to spend, and you're not looking at an HD7850, 7870, or a 7950? Even a 7850 after overclocks will keep up or beat a GTX 580. The 480 will do the same, but its going to run a LOT hotter, and take up a LOT more power. We're talking about a 90w TDP graphics card (the 7850) vs a 325w TDP card (the GTX 480). The 7870 is only a 125w TDP card, and the 7950 is only a 175w TDP card.

I know this is the Nvidia section and all, but there's nothing in that price range that will beat a brand new 7850 / 7870 or a used 7950. You're looking at a weak mid range card (560 non Ti), that should be valued at under $100 these days, a GTX 570...which is an okay card but won't handle 3 monitor gaming like you're wanting, or a GTX 480 which is a space heater. Do make note that NONE of these Nvidia cards you're looking at will handle 3 monitors until you SLI them, and none of these cards are worth SLI'ing considering they're all at least a generation old (or more), and they're mid range or mid high end at best (for their generation). Yes, for a while it (the 480) was a great bang for your buck, but not with the 7850 on the loose.

Honestly, I think you're looking in all of the wrong places for what you're after. I mean if you are absolutely bent on going with the Green team, by all means go for it. I hold absolutely no brand loyalty at all. I'm just saying, for your money, the 7xxx series is going to be the better option in your price bracket.
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i second a 7850 for the price they are nvidia cant compete with it, with similar performance to 580 it seems a great deal too me + it will use next to nothing in power compared to older gen tech, quieter and get a good amount of vram
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$259 after rebate (only $279 before):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

Overclock that thing to 1.2GHz and you'll have stock 7970 performance, which is honestly a LOT more than you'll get from Nvidia in that same price range.

Again, I hold no brand loyalty at all, but in this price bracket there is no competition.
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$259 after rebate (only $279 before):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662
Overclock that thing to 1.2GHz and you'll have stock 7970 performance, which is honestly a LOT more than you'll get from Nvidia in that same price range.
Again, I hold no brand loyalty at all, but in this price bracket there is no competition.

Good card for USD 260. you won't get anything better at this price
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