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Best GTX 560 Ti

Poll Results: Best Choice

 
  • 15% (18)
    ASUS GTX 560 Ti
  • 6% (8)
    EVGA GTX 560 Ti
  • 10% (13)
    EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560 Ti
  • 1% (2)
    GIGABYTE GTX 560 Ti
  • 15% (18)
    GIGABYTE SOC GTX 560 Ti
  • 44% (53)
    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti
  • 3% (4)
    Palit SONIC GTX 560 Ti
  • 2% (3)
    SPARKLE GTX 560 Ti
119 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Discussion and debate over best model and manufacturer.

Topics
Performance
Price
Value
Overclocking Capabilities
Reliability
Customer Service
RMA/Warranty
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Edited by c_sioufi - 3/29/11 at 10:04am
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post #2 of 19
Performance, the true Gigabyte SOC (the 1GHz one, not the current 950mhz) is unrivaled. Cooling, the MSI Twin Frozr II is tops. Value the Asus DCII edges out a win (the 2-slot DCII just slightly underperforms the cooling of the Twin Frozr). Customer service/warranty EVGA is tops unless you're selling it within 3 years, then Asus.

Reliability isn't really easy to say, you can get a bad card from any of them, but all of them will RMA a bad card.

You probably want to read this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-ti-roundup-asus-engtx560-graphics-card-overclocking,2858.html
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post #3 of 19
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I have read it. The only thing the article did for me was make me want a card I can't have, haha. Calibre 560, the upcoming rival for the Gigabyte SOC.
Still hasn't come out yet, and doesn't look like there's a date for it.

I agree on Asus. Great company, great card. Stock clocks are on the lower side, and I've found that it's easier to overclock the Twin Frozer II because of its cooling though.
Edited by c_sioufi - 3/10/11 at 3:40pm
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post #4 of 19
the Gigabyte SOC would be for those who don't wanna OC there card to get sheer performance ^_^
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post #5 of 19
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Who wouldn't wanna overclock? Haha
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post #6 of 19
i got my yesterday and over clocked it asoon as i turned afterburner on biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 19
The Calibre 560 will be incredible value if it does ever come out at the 270-280 mentioned in that THG article. I was waiting for that one for a loooonnngg time but just recently caved and went with a Asus 570, but out of what is available now I would go with the Asus 560 due to it's VRM cooling and decent cooler for $243 shipped after rebate @ newegg
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Originally Posted by c_sioufi;12685253 
Stock clocks are on the lower side, and I've found that it's easier to overclock the Twin Frozer II because of its cooling though.
The Twin Frozr II doesn't have any VRM cooling on the 560 version, that's probably the biggest reason I would go Asus.
Edited by juano - 3/23/11 at 3:01pm
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post #8 of 19
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Yeah, I was waiting for that card and caved as well rolleyes.gif

I grabbed an open box Msi twin frozr for 194 and it's worked well since. I think I have it at 950 core so I'm happy smile.gif
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post #9 of 19
Oh I didn't notice this was a week old, well glad you're happy with it.
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post #10 of 19
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You still waiting for the sparkle calibre?
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