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    6870 Twin Frozr
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    560Ti Amp! Edition
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post #11 of 30
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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
well my point being if you are looking at those 2, and im assuming you are able to find them for about the same price otherwise you would be comparing something else i would think... then that better cooler would make it a better value unless you need the nvidia exclusive features.
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post #12 of 30
The 560Ti is a great card for a great price and outperforms the 6870, as people are saying though, the frozr is a very good cooler and will allow you to pull some excellent clocks.

So why not just get the 560ti Frozr?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565
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post #13 of 30
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Its $70 more over here, and i could use that to upgrade my PSU.
Edited by octohedron - 4/24/11 at 6:59am
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post #14 of 30
If I were in your situation, I'd go with the 6870 for 5 reasons.

1. A great cooler.
2. MSi make excellent quality cards.
3. It's sexy
4. Eyefinity
5. the slight performance increase isn't all that important to me.

Here are the reasons one would choose the 560ti

1. slight increase of performance over the 6870
2. Cuda
3. PhysX
4. Folding
5. Because some prefer the look of ugly cards o_O
And probably something else I'm forgetting.

they're both still excellent cards
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post #15 of 30
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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...
GTX 560 Ti is faster. Period. It's a card meant to compete with the Radeon HD 6950.

    
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If you care at all about power consumption, the ATI cards generally use less power. And +rep to lol_wut_axel. It is true that the 560 does not directly compete with the 6870, thats why there is such a price difference. On Newegg the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II is $249.00 and if you don't care about the twin fans (not really necessary on 6870) you can get a MSI card for $199.00

You can get a 2 GB HIS 6950 H695FN2G2M for $254.00 and it can be unlocked to a 6970 which beats the 560. The extra ram would really come in handy at HUGE resolutions but other than that it would be overkill. If you like ATI get the 6870 or 6950. The 6870 is PLENTY powerful for all the games I've played on it and as someone previously stated, they scale wonderfully in Crossfirex. If you like Nvidia, the 560 is for you.

Nvidia is far better suited to Folding for PPD than ATI BUT when folding on an Nvidia card, your computer is almost un-usable (The one's I've seen at least). I can watch a dvd or whatever else on my computer while folding with both GFX cards.
post #17 of 30
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If you care at all about power consumption, the ATI cards generally use less power. And +rep to lol_wut_axel. It is true that the 560 does not directly compete with the 6870, thats why there is such a price difference. On Newegg the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II is $249.00 and if you don't care about the twin fans (not really necessary on 6870) you can get a MSI card for $199.00

You can get a 2 GB HIS 6950 H695FN2G2M for $254.00 and it can be unlocked to a 6970 which beats the 560. The extra ram would really come in handy at HUGE resolutions but other than that it would be overkill. If you like ATI get the 6870 or 6950. The 6870 is PLENTY powerful for all the games I've played on it and as someone previously stated, they scale wonderfully in Crossfirex. If you like Nvidia, the 560 is for you.

Nvidia is far better suited to Folding for PPD than ATI BUT when folding on an Nvidia card, your computer is almost un-usable (The one's I've seen at least). I can watch a dvd or whatever else on my computer while folding with both GFX cards.
Of course, you could use the argument that the GTX 560 Ti OCs a bit better than the Radeon HD 6950. Also, the cheapest reputable 6950 2GB I could find is $275. Some new models came out at the price point the HIS reference card had previously, but those aren't reference. Also, they have almost no reviews, so I wouldn't know about how good they are. So, effectively, a GTX 560 Ti is $250, a Radeon HD 6950 2GB is $275. And I don't really mention the 1GB version of it because it's pretty much irrelevant. But yeah, my next card is gonna be an NVIDIA because I fold, probably a GTX 460.
    
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Of course, you could use the argument that the GTX 560 Ti OCs a bit better than the Radeon HD 6950. Also, the cheapest reputable 6950 2GB I could find is $275. Some new models came out at the price point the HIS reference card had previously, but those aren't reference. Also, they have almost no reviews, so I wouldn't know about how good they are. So, effectively, a GTX 560 Ti is $250, a Radeon HD 6950 2GB is $275. And I don't really mention the 1GB version of it because it's pretty much irrelevant. But yeah, my next card is gonna be an NVIDIA because I fold, probably a GTX 460.
The 2 GB I posted is actually a weekend deal on Newegg. (Didn't notice that at the time)

Why do you consider the 1GB version to be irrelevant? The 560 is just 1 GB so its really only right to compare them at that price point. If the OP has no intention of ever going over 1080 (for example) the extra gig of ram would be highly under-used. You would have to have gigantic resolutions for the 2GB to cost effective. Is the 560 oc'd faster than the 6950 unlocked to a 6970 and oc'd?

You can get a XFX 6950 1 GB with the transferable lifetime warranty for $209.00 after the $30 rebate. And if it interests you, you'd have eyefinity.

I've thought about buying a $50 Nvidia card to be a dedicated folder since they get more ppd than my 6870 lol
Edited by Roll Cam Tide - 4/24/11 at 7:47pm
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Just found this on Tom's. I seriously despise all the variances in comparisons on the net.

post #20 of 30
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The 2 GB I posted is actually a weekend deal on Newegg. (Didn't notice that at the time)

Why do you consider the 1GB version to be irrelevant? The 560 is just 1 GB so its really only right to compare them at that price point. If the OP has no intention of ever going over 1080 (for example) the extra gig of ram would be highly under-used. You would have to have gigantic resolutions for the 2GB to cost effective. Is the 560 oc'd faster than the 6950 unlocked to a 6970 and oc'd?

You can get a XFX 6950 1 GB with the transferable lifetime warranty for $209.00 after the $30 rebate. And if it interests you, you'd have eyefinity.

I've thought about buying a $50 Nvidia card to be a dedicated folder since they get more ppd than my 6870 lol
No, the GTX 560 Ti OCed is the same speed as a 6950 2GB unlocked since it gains 3% performance from the additional shaders.

I consider the 1GB version irrelevant because the price is so close between both.
    
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