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I would recommend a 560. The power consumption and heat generation are lower than the 460. It's roughly 33% faster than a 460. If you OC a 460 to 560 speeds, it's still 10% faster (also shoots heat and power consumption through the roof.)

If you decide on a 560, the twin frozr is recommended for air cooling, as it's quieter, more efficient. However, Waterblock are initially being designed for the 560 reference design; so I went that route.

It definitely stays cooler than my old 260 and is pumps out about 2x the PPD.. ( I fold as well, still figuring out my average, as I don't fold 24/7 on my main rig)
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I would recommend a 560. The power consumption and heat generation are lower than the 460. It's roughly 33% faster than a 460. If you OC a 460 to 560 speeds, it's still 10% faster (also shoots heat and power consumption through the roof.)

If you decide on a 560, the twin frozr is recommended for air cooling, as it's quieter, more efficient. However, Waterblock are initially being designed for the 560 reference design; so I went that route.

It definitely stays cooler than my old 260 and is pumps out about 2x the PPD.. ( I fold as well, still figuring out my average, as I don't fold 24/7 on my main rig)
FYI, this is my opinion. I'm a NVIDIA Fanboy. If some can recommend this man a comparable AMD, please do. He's looking for price for performance after all.
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Get a HD6850 or a HD6870 they oc like crazy! mines doing 930MHz folding 24/7 at 1.193v !
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FYI, this is my opinion. I'm a NVIDIA Fanboy. If some can recommend this man a comparable AMD, please do. He's looking for price for performance after all.
I, too am an nVidia fanboy...how does the 560 OC?
    
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This card right here if you can grab it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127564R

Hurry, cause I'm really considering it... My mobo not having a second PCIe slot is the only thing staying my hand atm, but that is a correctable problem...

If not, I'd say a 560.

EDIT: Too late, it's sold out.
Edited by -Apocalypse- - 3/18/11 at 10:29pm
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I would go with either a 6859, 6870 or 6950; they have a lot of OC potential, consume less power, and produce less heat and noise than their NVidia equivalents.
OC 6850
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4002/a...p-asus-xfx-msi

Some Nvidia AMD comparisons
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/a...-black-edition

AMD vs NVidia multi GPU scaling if you want to upgrade your mobo and go multi gpu (spoiler alert: AMD has better multi GPU scaling)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ling,2865.html
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I, too am an nVidia fanboy...how does the 560 OC?
They oc quite well. I jus got the twin frozr ii 560ti. I've got it running at 1ghz, although Im going to turn it down. My psu can't handle it.
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I would go with either a 6859, 6870 or 6950; they have a lot of OC potential, consume less power, and produce less heat and noise than their NVidia equivalents.
OC 6850
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4002/a...p-asus-xfx-msi

Some Nvidia AMD comparisons
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/a...-black-edition

AMD vs NVidia multi GPU scaling if you want to upgrade your mobo and go multi gpu (spoiler alert: AMD has better multi GPU scaling)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ling,2865.html
i thought ATI cads didn't fold well at all?
    
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Not sure about their folding, but at times dual 9650s scale better and beat 3 570s
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by gre0481 View Post
I would recommend a 560. The power consumption and heat generation are lower than the 460. It's roughly 33% faster than a 460. If you OC a 460 to 560 speeds, it's still 10% faster (also shoots heat and power consumption through the roof.)

If you decide on a 560, the twin frozr is recommended for air cooling, as it's quieter, more efficient. However, Waterblock are initially being designed for the 560 reference design; so I went that route.

It definitely stays cooler than my old 260 and is pumps out about 2x the PPD.. ( I fold as well, still figuring out my average, as I don't fold 24/7 on my main rig)
everything is correct except the power consumption....
gtx 560 eats more power than gtx 460....
and this is not a con of gtx 560....
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