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Aargh!!! GPU Decisions...Which 1 for my Rig?

Poll Results: Which 1 Should I Choose?

 
  • 52% (9)
    GTX 560ti
  • 29% (5)
    AMD/ATI 6870
  • 17% (3)
    AMD/ATI 6850, then Xfire later...
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
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The title says it all. Mobo is Xfire compliant only (see sig), budget is $250 (not spending no more than that ), and prefer a single gpu as of now. Using a resolution of 1600x900. Please, help me choose
post #2 of 7
6870 and crossfire later
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post #3 of 7
For you resolution...any of those cards would do...

But if that is your max budget...I would recommend the 560ti...you get the nvidia goodies(physx and such) and if you OC the GPU...could reach 570/580 performance...

Not sure on the 6850s or 6870s...though i heard in CF they scale really well...the choice is upto you
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*looks at sig mobo*... someone correct me if i am wrong..but isnt the P55 chipset able to crossfire OR SLI??
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post #5 of 7
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

^^^^Awesome site.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=290

the 560 wins. lol. Plus...it is nvidia. Nvidia is much more worthwhile if you are thinking of doing any folding@home.
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post #6 of 7
6870 Black Edition>/=560. The 6870 is a little cheaper but both cards is great for the money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=6870%20BE
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post #7 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soth7676 View Post
*looks at sig mobo*... someone correct me if i am wrong..but isnt the P55 chipset able to crossfire OR SLI??
Most P55 mobos are Xfire & SLI compliant but there are some P55 mobos that are Xfire compliant only.
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