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Hi everyone, six months ago I built my first rig and regretted only one thing as a noob - not knowing the BIG difference between a GTX 560 and a 560Ti. So I feel like my 2500k @ 4GHz is not being fully exploited unless I get a better GPU, and the most I can squeeze out of my 560 SC 2GB card is 940/2105. Performance is not bad running Skyrim on Ultra, but wanting to run Metro and know I will need a better card. Also have a Rosewill Bronze 80+ PSU with 630W and need advice if I need a bigger one.

The performance I would like to justify the added cost is at least a stock 20% gain across the board + additional oc tweaking gains.

So looking for a GPU with a stock clock ~ 1050MHz + ability to oc up to a stable 1250MHz. Should be 192-256 bit with a decent amount of Memory Bandwidth. Max price $275 shipped. Will be purchased this week and any MIR info is welcomed. Thanks
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Hi everyone, six months ago I built my first rig and regretted only one thing as a noob - not knowing the BIG difference between a GTX 560 and a 560Ti. So I feel like my 2500k @ 4GHz is not being fully exploited unless I get a better GPU, and the most I can squeeze out of my 560 SC 2GB card is 940/2105. Performance is not bad running Skyrim on Ultra, but wanting to run Metro and know I will need a better card. Also have a Rosewill Bronze 80+ PSU with 630W and need advice if I need a bigger one.

The performance I would like to justify the added cost is at least a stock 20% gain across the board + additional oc tweaking gains.

So looking for a GPU with a stock clock ~ 1050MHz + ability to oc up to a stable 1250MHz. Should be 192-256 bit with a decent amount of Memory Bandwidth. Max price $275 shipped. Will be purchased this week and any MIR info is welcomed. Thanks

HD 7950 (384bit) / GTX 670 (256bit)

or cheaper

HD 7870 XT (256bit) / GTX 660ti (192bit)


300$ Comes with free Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite

SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/20/13 at 4:58pm
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You could get another GTX 560 2GB for around $100 and SLI would be WAY more than 20% improvement.
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You could get another GTX 560 2GB for around $100 and SLI would be WAY more than 20% improvement.

Good idea, is there any reviews on this so i can check the performance specs and what I would need to do the setup? The 7950 looks great on paper but i read many people having problems with a stuttering frame rate and very loud fans.
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660ti or 7950, both will be 80+% improvement
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I would also suggest going SLI.
SLI Fermi's are no slouch by today's standards, sure they consume more power but the power they bring in games is great.

I have SLI GTX 470s and I honestly don't need to overclock them for the games I play.

Good Luck with your decision!!
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Just did this for you. This is including GTX 560 and GTX 560ti score. Let me make another comparing GTX 560 vx 560ti 1 fps difference so not worth making another one

Wrong scale on this one, see POST below

Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/20/13 at 6:51pm
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Interesting Graph Karlitos..
WOW... very big differences..
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Interesting Graph Karlitos..
WOW... very big differences..

If you mean big difference between 560 and 560 SLI... its because the scale start at 10 fps and not 0.


Redid it, sorry the scale was set to automatic.

I would still prefer a HD 7950 and crossfire it in the future if necessarry. wink.gif My 2cents.gif (or GTX 670 but its more expensive)



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thanks for the fix!!..
haha.. I was like eh..
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