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Hey,

So I'm currently looking into upgrading my graphics cards from my current set up of Dual XFX 9600 GT XXX Editions (SLI of course) to either dual 460's or dual 560's. I've got my mind pretty set on the EVGA versions of either of the cards, so I don't want people raging about the brand or anything in here, unless of course you're suggesting a good alternative, in which case I'll take a look.

However, after looking at benchmarks and reading what reviews there are out there, at a single card level, the 560 only seems to squeeze a good 3 - 8 frames extra at high end graphics settings. Admittedly, that's an alright increase, but I don't know if it's really necessary to spend the extra $30 to $40 dollars per card extra for it.

I'd like to know what you guys think.

Cards I've been looking at most;
EVGA Geforce GTX 560 TI (Standard Edition)
EVGA GeFroce GTX 460 Superclocked (EE Edition)

On a sidenote; If anyone can find the width of the 560 and the 460's that be greatly appreciated, I need to make sure it'll actually fit in the case first tongue.gif
(All I can find on the 560 is that it's 9 inches in length and 4.36 inches in height, which are pretty standard measurements, just need to find the actual width of the card as all I get back is 'Dual Card Width')


Thanks in advance, Solveig.
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560 hands down
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post #3 of 22
if u dont mind extra 40-50 dollars, then gtx 560 is quite gud similar to amd's hd6950 and slightly better than gtx 470.....but dont expect too much from it its not a hell lot faster than gtx 460's(oc editions particularly only 5-8% diff)....
so it all comes down to whether u r willing to spend that much more money for little improvement.......and frankly sli gtx 460's are just a little less than gtx 580....so u would be fine at high resolutions and settings.....and thre wont be much improvement by going towards gtx 560 sli(coz u wont see much diff above 60 fps gameplay wise).....
and afaik compared to gtx 560 the gtx 460 were the best vfm cards from nvidia.......
so if u can justify the extra price go for it(i mean gtx 560 sli).......smile.gif
post #4 of 22
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I'm not too worried about the cost, I've got more than enough money there for it, I was just wondering what peoples opinions were on the added cost versus the performance gain from it. Whether or not people think spending the extra $60 or so is worth it for the boost that you get.
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post #5 of 22
The difference b/t the two is about 10% at the same clock. But the 560 will OC slightly higher (1020mhz vs 950mhz, typically).

Whether that is worth $35-$40 or not is up to you.
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$50+ a card? Not to me, no. Others here, maybe. I'd rather have two 460's and a new SSD (with the money saved) than to have two 560's.


There was some EVGA 1GB 460's for $160 after rebate I believe, not long ago. I was seriously considering the 560, but for me it's either my 460, which by the way, I am extremely happy with; or "upgrade" to the 570.


Have you considering going single 570 now, and maybe adding another 570, three to four months down the line, if you absolutely need the power?
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by jdmfish;12244577 
There was some EVGA 1GB 460's for $160 after rebate I believe, not long ago.

I just posted in the deals section, there are some 460 1GB's right now for $175 shipped after rebate on Newegg. And they are EVGA superclocked versions as well so they aren't stock, and happen to be the same card the OP is looking for.

However...

the price/performance isn't as good with the 460 as with the 560. So even though you are spending less you are also getting less performance for your dollar. Personally from what I have seen the MSI Twin Frozr 560 is really nice for what you pay for. MSI managed to put a sick cooler on a factory overclocked card and keep it at the same $250 as all the other reference cards with their mediocre coolers. From reviews I have read everyone says that the MSI card has the best of everything. It OC's well, keeps cool, and stays quiet.
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis;12244608 
I just posted in the deals section, there are some 460 1GB's right now for $175 shipped after rebate on Newegg. And they are EVGA superclocked versions as well so they aren't stock.

But the price/performance isn't as good with the 460 as with the 560. So even though you are spending less you are also getting less performance for your dollar. Personally from what I have seen the MSI Twin Frozr 560 is really nice for what you pay for. MSI managed to put a sick cooler on a factory overclocked card and keep it at the same $250 as all the other reference cards with their mediocre coolers. From reviews I have read everyone says that the MSI card has the best of everything. It OC's well, keeps cool, and stays quiet.


Agreed. But now @ $175, you're saving $150 (when buying two cards) and getting ~10 more FPS with the SLI 560's. While the initial price/performance is quite high for the 560, "I" couldn't justify $175 for ~10 FPS.

But then again, I'm tend to be very "value" orientated.


I'd rather go - single 570 now, and another when I need it, than dual 560's now and nothing later (unless of course you decide to sell, and take a slight loss).

Guess it's a good thing we all have different opinions. cheers.gif
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post #9 of 22
Oh, I missed that he only was looking to SLI.

Well I guess the 460's scale better in SLI then the 560's because looking at single card performance the 460 doesn't even come close.
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Sorry for the late reply guys, I've been busy with my course starting again and other life matters.

I'm not that hell bent on SLI, I'm just seeing that if I'm going to spend up around $600, from the reviews I've read, the SLI's win out over a single card 480/580 solution. If I'm going to be spending that much, I want the best bang for buck.

As far as newegg is concerned, I'm Australian, therefore I don't have access to that site. They don't like us international folk frown.gif
Niether does EVGA apparently as the rebate for the cards are only valid in America, thus I have to pay full price for whatever card I get, regardless of it having a rebate or not.

So far I've found a couple of EVGA 560's for $589 AUD including shipping, which is looking much more appealing.

Still haven't purchased anything as yet, so suggestions are still welcomed smile.gif
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