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i hate this
was checking newegg and i can get a ref msi 570 for $17 more than the 2gb palit 560ti
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Yea I saw that as well. It looks like a killer deal on the surface but according to the reviews there have been more than the fair share of problems with that particular one and it costs $18 to ship back for an RMA. I can't decide if that still makes it a deal in general but I don't think it's what you are looking for, the biggest benefit of it is the extra 280 MB of VRAM and I still don't think that would be a smart choice for you. Once again 560s overclocked are not hurting for processing power and 2GB of VRAM is significant.
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i hate this
was checking newegg and i can get a ref msi 570 for $17 more than the 2gb palit 560ti
With the promo code you can get it for $281 after rebate (although MSI rebates are ridiculously slow... 12-14 weeks). That deal ends today IIRC, so decide quick!

570s are more powerful, but with 1.2G VRAM you still run the risk of choking at that res depending on the game. Decisions decisions.
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With the promo code you can get it for $281 after rebate (although MSI rebates are ridiculously slow... 12-14 weeks). That deal ends today IIRC, so decide quick!

570s are more powerful, but with 1.2G VRAM you still run the risk of choking at that res depending on the game. Decisions decisions.
like juano pointed out reliability seems to be an issue with this particular card, for $300 i'm not willing to roll the dice. i noticed in a similar thread you miss your hawks, think it's a route i should look into? i came across this article http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=28691&page=9 and i'd be willing to save $100 on a pair and give up 10% if its true. i really can't loose any way i go it's going to be an improvement. i can only game on 1 monitor as of now on med to low settings for most games. if nothing else i can at least turn up the eye candy on the 1 monitor.

btw +1 rep for you guys sticking with me on this one and trying to help out
Edited by rjajmr0221 - 3/14/11 at 7:39pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-565-_-Product

Just finished a build with this card. Very happy with it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-565-_-Product

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it's on the ever shrinking list
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Even if your looking at 460s I would still look for 2GB if at all possible and it looks like newegg has some decent ones ranging from $426 to $460 for a pair and that is significant compared to the $560 you would be paying for the 2GB 560s. I don't know what I would do regarding 560s or 460s but I know that I would definitely go 2GB for your resolution. It might be worth mentioning to you that I could be a little crazy for VRAM because even at just 1080p I would really like to have more than just 1GB leading me to consider a 6950 even though I like everything else more about the 560. I guess I just value VRAM more than out right processing power because imagine I could tolerate something running at 45fps instead of 60fps like you would see with something just being slightly less powerful but I would really not want to run into the brick wall of running out of VRAM where you go from completely playable down to frames in the teens. Like I said though I may be a overreacting a little bit in my case at 1080p but with triple monitors I would get as much VRAM as possible.
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you know i'm using 3-1050's not 1080's? the 1080 is a single setup.
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You want the twin frozr 2...
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like juano pointed out reliability seems to be an issue with this particular card, for $300 i'm not willing to roll the dice. i noticed in a similar thread you miss your hawks, think it's a route i should look into? i came across this article http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=28691&page=9 and i'd be willing to save $100 on a pair and give up 10% if its true. i really can't loose any way i go it's going to be an improvement. i can only game on 1 monitor as of now on med to low settings for most games. if nothing else i can at least turn up the eye candy on the 1 monitor.

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460s are extremely powerful for their price, especially at 1200p and below. In SLI they trade blows with (and more often than not, beat) a single 580, for ~200 dollars less.

IMO there isn't a better price/performance card on the green side. That said, you'd either want to grab a 2gb model or settle for gaming on a single screen til your next big upgrade because they start to struggle at extreme resolutions (like all 1gb cards really).

As a point of reference, I was able to play Crysis Warhead on my Hawks at 2560x1440, with all options turned up to Enthusiast and w/no AA, and keep a high 30s/low 40s framerate. There is a lot of power in those little cards
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