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GTX 470 or GTX 560?

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I'm building a new system and I'm not sure which of these to choose. If you have other suggestions I'm open to them. This is currently what I'm looking at, for graphics cards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565
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Here is a link shown some numbers. Personally, I would go for gtx560. GXT470 is 220w vs. GTX560 at 170w.
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The GTX 560 is basically a tweaked version of the GTX 470, so in my opinion I would get whatever card is cheaper.
Yes the 470 uses more power than the 560 but at the end of the day, if you have a good psu then 50w isnt going to do much.
Aside from the fact that the 560 uses less power, it does also have a slightly tweaked core and therefore can handle tesselation a little better for example.
The performance difference is negligible though.

EDIT: looking at the links you provided on Newegg, I would buy the GTX 560ti. The Ti edition cards overclock well and have pretty good cooling compared to the stock blower design.
Edited by GreenNeon - 2/27/11 at 3:02pm
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SLI 460s will cost about the same and will be much faster

If you get the sparkle and galaxy ones off NE it comes to $250 AR/shipping

otherwise the galaxy 470 is the best deal at $210 AR
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post #5 of 9
Test Tube has a point but get the 560 if you can.
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post #6 of 9
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This one is $10 cheaper and so I think I've decided on this 560: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424

Also one review made mention of a quiet fan, which is relevant because I have a roommate.
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GTX 560 gets my vote.
    
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470 is a heat/power monger..there is a reason they moved away from that chipset.

Go on with the 560 smile.gif

Also, ASUS is a tops brand and their DC II cooler is wonderful.
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Think I'm set. Thanks for everyone's input!
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