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MSI GTX 560 Ti TFII vs MSI HD r6870 Hawk

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I can get either one at same price so price doesn't matter. Of both cards at reference design I know that 560 > 6870. But the new Twin Frozr III covers VRM as well which means more safety and better overclocking. Any chances 6870 Hawk > GTX 560 TFII ?

-Luxio
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post #2 of 16
Gtx 560 fo sho.
post #3 of 16
Well, the GTX560 is a bit better than the HD6870, hence the small price increase. But I like the HD6000 series. I have a ASUS HD6870 Direct CU and my one friend has a GTX560 also from ASUS, and to be honest, for the price, HD6870 is a bit better. The HD6870 is an awesome card if you are a fan of AMD. And the HD6870 on Crossfire has better performance scaling than the GTX560 on SLi if I'm not mistaken.
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If this helps, Look at my system, and it plays Crysis 2 on hardcore, NO PROBLEMS. It's super smooth and every other game I have and that I've tried out just to see how my PC performs lead my to the conclusion: HD6870 is an awesome card for the price, it plays EVERYTHING on full, and I just can't wait for another one =D.

Good luck in making your decision. =)
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Originally Posted by frannyvox;12944048 
If this helps, Look at my system, and it plays Crysis 2 on hardcore, NO PROBLEMS. It's super smooth and every other game I have and that I've tried out just to see how my PC performs lead my to the conclusion: HD6870 is an awesome card for the price, it plays EVERYTHING on full, and I just can't wait for another one =D.

Good luck in making your decision. =)

I was specially talking about the MSI Twin Frozr ones...

Crysis 2 on hardcore is not that difficult considering Crysis > Crysis 2.
On the other hand I plan do crossfire them some day. Might just pick the 6870.

-Luxio
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post #6 of 16
6870 CF is about as fast as 560 SLI, so if your mobo can do SLI then get the 560 for sure otherwise get a cheaper 6870 as they should be cheaper than a 560. Get the Sapphire 6870 Toxic if you can. =)
    
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post #7 of 16
Overclocked it might match a stock 560. But the 560 can typically overclock and match a 570, so its the better choice.
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post #8 of 16
get this badboy, if u can find it though...
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143242
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post #9 of 16
+1 6870. it pawns on CF and beats a 560 Ti SLI
post #10 of 16
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I am living in a country when summer arrives, up to 40°C in my room. I would get the coolest cards and those are Twin Frozr ones. And I think I'll settle with the 560 since they perform better and are the same.

-Luxio
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