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    6870 Twin Frozr
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post #1 of 30
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Zotac 560Ti AMP edition:



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MSI 6870 Twin Frozr



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This one is easy. The GTX 560ti is better performance than the AMD 6870. In fact it holds it's own almost against the AMD 6950 levels without bios unlock. It fairs in the middle of the two.

Find the reference GTX 560 on the chart compared to the reference AMD 6870.

The AMD 6870 is a great card still. I should know I owned the MSI AMD 6870 TFII.

This is only a handful of benchs and by no means the end all. But you get the idea of it's performance. Sort of an unfair comparison between these two cards, but none the less here it is.


Now from Legit Reviews benchmarks.








     
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Just my opinion, but if you want PhysX get the 560, and some say if folding a nvidia will benefit there too,
If you aren't worried about PhysX or Folding, then get the 6870, and imo the Twin Frozr is an awesome cooler.

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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post
The GTX 560ti is better performance than the AMD 6870. In fact it holds it's own almost against the AMD 6850 levels without bios unlock. It fairs in the middle of the two.
Am I reading this wrong, or is that right, how does this work? o_O you're saying it's better than the 6870 but barely holds out against the 6850, last I checked the 6850 is the model below the 6870.

Edit: Ah just noticed you now changed it to 6950. that sounds better. XD

Anyhow OP, if the charts he posted are anything to go by it seems the 560 is a better choice, though if you want to go dual cards later, I'd say the 6870, the 6xxx cards supposedly scale amazingly well in xfire.
Edited by dragneel - 4/24/11 at 6:01am
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post #5 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragneel View Post
Just my opinion, but if you want PhysX get the 560, and some say if folding a nvidia will benefit there too,
If you aren't worried about PhysX or Folding, then get the 6870, and imo the Twin Frozr is an awesome cooler.

Edit:


Am I reading this wrong, or is that right, how does this work? o_O you're saying it's better than the 6870 but barely holds out against the 6850, last I checked the 6850 is the model below the 6870.

Edit: Ah just noticed you now changed it to 6950. that sounds better. XD

Anyhow OP, if the charts he posted are anything to go by it seems the 560 is a better choice, though if you want to go dual cards later, I'd say the 6870, the 6xxx cards supposedly scale amazingly well in xfire.
Meant 6950 - I edited and corrected my original post. TYPE O. Heh, thanks for pointing that out.
     
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Meant 6950 - I edited and corrected my original post. TYPE O. Heh, thanks for pointing that out.
hehe, figured it might've been a typo, you had me confused for a second there though XD
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So far 50/50... some charts say the 560Ti is faster, others say the 6870.. i could get them for the same price so i dont know... ATI has never let me down, but i think the 560 Ti amp is slightly better than the 6870...
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post #8 of 30
6950 is better than the 560 Ti if you can get the shader unlock to 6970. 560 Ti should be marginally faster than a 6870 and similar to 6950.
post #9 of 30
They are VERY similar in performance. Obviously if you are going to make use of the nvidia 3d, Physx, CUDA, or folding, its a better deal. If not, the Twin Frozr is a MUCH better cooler.
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post #10 of 30
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the Twin Frozr is a MUCH better cooler.
Yea but i dont need to spend money in such a cooler id rather spend it in performance and find a way to cool it myself
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