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Hi overclockers !

Here is the situation :

I actualy own an ATI 4870 Vapor-x 2GB (usefull in GTA IV at least) but I can NOT overclock it (artefacts ...) , that is so mych frustrating and I start to feel more and more lack of power as I play more demanding games

I kept myself from buying the 5870 when it cames out as I had my 4870 only since May 2009.
I think it is time to go forth now

I was thinking about taking the 6950 2GB as it could be flashed into 6870 and have enough memory to handle GTA IV which i really enjoyed to play (not that much anymore) BUT now that the amazing GTX560 Ti is out, I guess it's best price/perf/silence/temp wise ....
It is even the fist time I consider buying a card with the stock cooler

By the past I had (still have) Gigabyte 8800GT 512 , MSI Ti4200 128 , ATI 9250 128 , Nvidia 6800GT , Nvidia 6600GT ... Some from my older brother.

But i had (still have) so much trouble with Nvidia cards (nv4-disp.dll and such ...) that it is hard for me to go back in Nvidia territories


Long Story short, what should I choose between the MSI GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr II and the Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC (Super OverClock) ?

I can get the MSI for 230€ + 10€ chipping : Very good card but what about the overclocking abilities ?
I can get the Gigabyte for 270 + free chipping : Epic overclocking which set it above most cards in most games

That is a 30€ delta to be sure of great overclocking abilities and a better design for SLI !
I dont really want to get in the trouble of sending back the MSI because it could not hit 1GHz (some would , some would not)

The few reviews I read never hit the 1GHz with other cards than the Gigabyte ==> Guru3D is good at showing this !
Only Linus did it on Youtube


What are your pros and cons ??


PS: I really want to up this card to the 1Ghz
post #2 of 50
I dont think you can go wrong with a GTX 560 SOC, it preforms similar to a gtx 570 at those clocks!

Here.

Its defiently gonna be my future card.
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I just ordered a MSI twin frozr 560.

3 Reviews saying they hit 1GHz with little effort. So even if I get a normal or bad card, I am a master overclocker + voltage tweaker = 99% hitting 1GHz +.

the SOC is like $30-40 more than msi.
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Get the Twin Frozr II. Here's a visual proof that it can reach 1Ghz
    
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Starting to have doubts about the SOC ...
But Guru3D says the Twin Frozr II is 3DBA louder than the SOC (38 to 41) and that is with their respective clock speed !
What if the Twin Frozr is pushed to 1GHz ?

I've seen the video reviews from Linus before (and said so in this thread) but it's good to see his card did not get an overheat from the overclocking ...

So , my problem now is : Which one is louder at equal clockspeed ??
I guess I could slow the fans to lower the noise as it seems to be really cool


Edit: just found the SOC for 259€ ...
Edited by Asfodhell - 2/4/11 at 8:46am
post #6 of 50
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Twin Frozr II is 3DBA louder than the SOC (38 to 41)
That's because of the Twin Frozr II heatsink. BTW, a 3 decibel difference won't even be noticeable at that kind of levels.
    
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Get the Twin Frozr II. Here's a visual proof that it can reach 1Ghz
Correction, he doesn't have 1GHz, he has OVER 1 JIGGAHERTZ
    
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[QUOTE=Mmmmbaato;12260737he has OVER 1 JIGGAHERTZ[/QUOTE]

ahaha. I LOL'ed when I heard linus say that
    
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isn't a gtx570 cheap around where you live?


wouldn't 570 OC > a 560ti max clocked card?
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Can I also remind ppl, that the GURU3D Review on the SOC, contains an overclock with no voltage tweaking done, nor custom fan profile so theres still some headroom on that card.
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