Originally Posted by error0024
It's funny that how a ATI supporter which keep on comparing about cards.
Usually they bring out memory issue(insufficient vram)from what i know about that.
GTX560 really is a nice card
you should get that hmm
VRAM is just icing on the cake really. Not a huge deal at 1080p ... for now. But it'd especially foolish to go with perhaps a 560 Ti for $180 over a 7850 for $200, considering that not only is the 7850 faster and overclocks much higher, it also has 2GB of VRAM. Not to mention, the 7850 only pulls 110W or so (on average, while gaming) compared to like 150W for the 560 Ti. 6870 only pulls 119W. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_560_2_GB/25.html
Well, the 6870 is faster than the 560, and it's the same price ($150 with free Dirt 3 for the 6870, $145 for 560 on Newegg). http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_560_2_GB/27.html
As you can see, 6870 is 5% faster at 1920x1200. Let's be honest, there's nothing solid from Nvidia in the sub-$399 price range right now (ok, 460 1GB is a good value I'd suppose, just because it's $10 cheaper than 6850 right now).
..So, what reason is there to go with a lower-midrange Nvidia card besides the 460 1GB ? F@H I suppose. No other exclusive uses for CUDA, now that Photoshop CS6 will support OpenCL hardware acceleration for Mercury Playback Engine.