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Poll Results: Which is the better investment for future SLI?

Poll expired: Apr 27, 2011  
  • 9% (5)
    GTX 470
  • 90% (48)
    GTX 560ti
53 Total Votes  
post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I had just sold my MSI 6970 Lightning cuz I just could not feel it with ATI. I must honestly admit...
I'm a Nvidia fanboi It's only been a couple of weeks with ATI and I could not keep going.
Hello PhysX! Hello Cuda! I'm back with the Green Team!

Got a new HD compliant led monitor and gaming @ 1680x1050. I'm trying to decide between the GTX 560ti ($240) and the GTX 470 ($200). I'm not concerned about heat & please, do not throw the "old technology" crap at me about the GTX 470. Interested only buying EVGA or Zotac because of the lifetime warranty. Not interested in any other manufacturer for this scenario. I'll be going the distance (past 3 years) with these GPUs I plan to buy.
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/25/11 at 12:33pm
post #2 of 30
The 560 two gig version, but if you had a 6970 go for a 570 or something.
    
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post #3 of 30
Hmmm. If you didn't require EVGA/Zotac I'd say go with 2GB 560s, but out of your choices, I'd say 470s because of the increased (though minimal) VRAM and the option of Tri-SLI eventually.

And indeed, both options will be downgrades from the 6970, the 570 would be a ~1-2 FPS gain however.
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since your coming down from a 6970 i would go with nothing less then a GTX570, GTX580 prefereable offcourse.
going gtx470/560ti seems like throwing away money for less performance.
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The 560 two gig version, but if you had a 6970 go for a 570 or something.
since your coming down from a 6970 i would go with nothing less then a GTX570, GTX580 prefereable offcourse.
going gtx470/560ti seems like throwing away money for less performance.
$250 is the limit cuz I had to use part of the money to buy a new lcd. The plan is to go SLI later which will be even better & faster than the 570/6970. Yes, I'm aware that I'm going backwards in performance but this is temporarily.
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/25/11 at 12:46pm
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$250 is the limit cuz I had to use part of the money to buy a new lcd. The plan is to go SLI later which will be even better & faster than the 570/6970. Yes, I'm aware that I'm going backwards in performance but this is temporarily.
Get something with 2 gigs of ram, cause BF3 and Skyrim will probably take more than 1 gig, stalker already does.
    
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post #7 of 30
Looking at your choice, since you don't own a GTX 470 already, go for the 560ti route, 2gb version if possible.
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post #8 of 30
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=311
They are practically the same card performance wise, although the 560 is beating it by a bit for a lot of games. 560 is a lot better at performance per wattage too.
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post #9 of 30
Although I love my 470's, at that resolution, I'd probably go w/the 560. At max OC's both cards are pretty equivalent but the 560 gives the same perf while using less power and running quite a bit cooler/quieter, and the primary advantage of the 470 (vram capacity) is effectively negated at 1680x1050.
    
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post #10 of 30
Although i will say my 470's sli had more Grunt. I can clock my 560ti to the moon!..

560Ti is the newer and somewhat better, Why not?
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