Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › 560 Ti SLI or Single AMD 6970
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

560 Ti SLI or Single AMD 6970

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I am having a bit of trouble figuring out which one I should go with. According to this site (defaults to Metro 2033): http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_SLI/14.html an SLI setup only beats out a 6970 by like 7 FPS, which isn't much. I would have the option later to upgrade to another 6970. So which one would you guys select if you were building a new system? My CPU selection is AMD X6 1090T.
post #2 of 9
OC the 560's?

But if i know i'll be getting another 6970 in the near future, i'll get the 6970...
Ren - First Born
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Maximus IV GENE-Z NVIDIA GeForce Matrix GTX 580 Platinum G-Skill RipJawX 8GB 1600MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x 1TB Samsung F3 in Raid 0 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Corsair H80 Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hanns.G 27" 1920 x 1200 Apple Aluminum Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775w Silverstone TJ08-E 
Mouse
Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
Ren - First Born
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Maximus IV GENE-Z NVIDIA GeForce Matrix GTX 580 Platinum G-Skill RipJawX 8GB 1600MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x 1TB Samsung F3 in Raid 0 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Corsair H80 Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hanns.G 27" 1920 x 1200 Apple Aluminum Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775w Silverstone TJ08-E 
Mouse
Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
6970 especially if you're going crossfire later on. And I'd hate to SLI on an AMD board.
The Butthurt Box
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P67 Professional AMD Radeon HD 6950 unlock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws G.Skill Ripjaws Intel X25-V Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Goflex USB 3.0 24x DVD R/W DL Win7 Ultermate 64 Acer 20in 1600x900 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Compaq 20in 1600x900 17in Dell 1280x1024 19in Gateway 1280x1024 Razer Blackwidow mech w/ cherry MX blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin LZ-750 HAF 932 + sound activated lights Logitech G500 Rosewill USB headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 3.2ghz w/ HT HP Intel IGP 4gb Mushkin DDR2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
80gb sata WinXP Pro HP OEM HP Small form factor 
  hide details  
Reply
The Butthurt Box
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P67 Professional AMD Radeon HD 6950 unlock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws G.Skill Ripjaws Intel X25-V Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Goflex USB 3.0 24x DVD R/W DL Win7 Ultermate 64 Acer 20in 1600x900 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Compaq 20in 1600x900 17in Dell 1280x1024 19in Gateway 1280x1024 Razer Blackwidow mech w/ cherry MX blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin LZ-750 HAF 932 + sound activated lights Logitech G500 Rosewill USB headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 3.2ghz w/ HT HP Intel IGP 4gb Mushkin DDR2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
80gb sata WinXP Pro HP OEM HP Small form factor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
As good as the SLI would be I think I might save a little bit of money now and get a single 6970 since it will run all the games I play just fine on a single card.
post #5 of 9
Get a 6950. Most of them can unlock to a 6970
Ophiuchus
(16 items)
 
Jahova
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 2600k @ 4.8ghz Asus Maximus Gene V EVGA GTX 570 Sc G.Skill RipjawsX 2133mhz CL9 1.65v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD Green Cavier SATA III super writemaster Corsair H100 /w GT AP15s push, 2 NZXT 200mm fan... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional HP 2509m Razer BlackWidow Seasonic x760 gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Cyborg RAT 7 Razer Goliathus Logitech 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 EVGA x58 sli le evga gtx 570 sc  3x 2gb corsair dominator 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
kingston ssv  wd raptor  wd Wsuper ritmaster 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 7 pro 64 bit HP 2509m razer blackwidow corsair tx750w 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF 932 rat 7 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Ophiuchus
(16 items)
 
Jahova
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 2600k @ 4.8ghz Asus Maximus Gene V EVGA GTX 570 Sc G.Skill RipjawsX 2133mhz CL9 1.65v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD Green Cavier SATA III super writemaster Corsair H100 /w GT AP15s push, 2 NZXT 200mm fan... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional HP 2509m Razer BlackWidow Seasonic x760 gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Cyborg RAT 7 Razer Goliathus Logitech 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 EVGA x58 sli le evga gtx 570 sc  3x 2gb corsair dominator 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
kingston ssv  wd raptor  wd Wsuper ritmaster 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 7 pro 64 bit HP 2509m razer blackwidow corsair tx750w 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF 932 rat 7 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mace;12275617 
I am having a bit of trouble figuring out which one I should go with. According to this site (defaults to Metro 2033): http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_SLI/14.html an SLI setup only beats out a 6970 by like 7 FPS, which isn't much. I would have the option later to upgrade to another 6970. So which one would you guys select if you were building a new system? My CPU selection is AMD X6 1090T.

This is an interesting choice, probably a draw value-wise from a straight performance standpoint.

The GT560 SLi is $150 more, but offers a good deal more performance at times.

For example, the 7fps you noted at Metro 19X12 4X is a 33% increase over the 6970. More importantly, the setting that is actually playable (16X10 4X) has the 560 SLi at 37fps (playable) and the 6970 at 26fps (not).

I'm using two of the 2GB Palit GTX560s in my 57X10 3d Surround rig now, it's a pretty impressive solution. A lot of graphics horsepower for five hundred-odd bucks.
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rollo;12276641 
This is an interesting choice, probably a draw value-wise from a straight performance standpoint.

The GT560 SLi is $150 more, but offers a good deal more performance at times.

For example, the 7fps you noted at Metro 19X12 4X is a 33% increase over the 6970. More importantly, the setting that is actually playable (16X10 4X) has the 560 SLi at 37fps (playable) and the 6970 at 26fps (not).

I'm using two of the 2GB Palit GTX560s in my 57X10 3d Surround rig now, it's a pretty impressive solution. A lot of graphics horsepower for five hundred-odd bucks.

I hope you understand that there is no comparison when you're comparing a 560 sli vs a single 6970. The 560 is a strong card at a great value. As you can see the 560 sli also beat the best video card as of today, the 580. So there's really no surprise there.

OP if your choice is b/w the 560 sli or a single 6970. I recommend going for the 560 sli.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mace;12275617 
I am having a bit of trouble figuring out which one I should go with. According to this site (defaults to Metro 2033): http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_SLI/14.html an SLI setup only beats out a 6970 by like 7 FPS, which isn't much. I would have the option later to upgrade to another 6970. So which one would you guys select if you were building a new system? My CPU selection is AMD X6 1090T.

Why even consider the 6970 if you're willing to shell out $500?
Go straight to go and collect the GTX580.
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
The same review has a performance summary. You get about 20% more overall. Worth it? Some would say yes. I like the two better than 1 580 just due to heat.

perfrel_1920.gif
Mini Might
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS Maximus 4 Gene-z  7970 REF 16GB Sam LP 30nm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 LG BR  HP212+ W7 64B 
MonitorPowerCase
27" Corsair 750HX Silverstone PS07 
  hide details  
Reply
Mini Might
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS Maximus 4 Gene-z  7970 REF 16GB Sam LP 30nm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 LG BR  HP212+ W7 64B 
MonitorPowerCase
27" Corsair 750HX Silverstone PS07 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › 560 Ti SLI or Single AMD 6970