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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
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post #11 of 30
Welcome back brother!

Nvidia ftmfw

I think I would go 560 but I spend money like water. the 470 in sli will do more than you will ever need

hell the 8800gt in sli will do almost everything anyone needs
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I dont understand.. ATI>Nvidia
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post #13 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
I dont understand.. ATI>Nvidia
Please go and troll with your 'facts' elsewhere.
     
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post #14 of 30
I don't see a point in getting a 2gig vesion because he doesnt have very high resolution monitor and he will be just wasting ram.I say go with the msi thwin frozer 560 ti and Super clock it unless evga/zotacs warrantys wont be affected by overclocking your gpu.
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post #15 of 30
the 470 is a better card clock for clock and has more vram but the heat can be unbearable. the 560 gets my choice.
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post #16 of 30
If you're going SLI I'd say either any 560 or 2 MSI Twin Frozr II 470's. Normal 470's in SLI get quite hot.
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post #17 of 30
the gtx 560, they overclock very well and perform well also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604
with a $30 MIR
Edited by dizzyscure1 - 4/25/11 at 1:34pm
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post #18 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by seehey View Post
I don't see a point in getting a 2gig vesion because he doesnt have very high resolution monitor and he will be just wasting ram.I say go with the msi thwin frozer 560 ti and Super clock it unless evga/zotacs warrantys wont be affected by overclocking your gpu.
Really? Cause STALKER and GTA4 take more than 1 gigabyte, and most likely BF3 and Skyrim will also.
    
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post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
I dont understand.. ATI>Nvidia
Some things are not meant to be understood
post #20 of 30
My choice is the GTX560ti. For various reasons (but bear in mind none of these card is very good for 3 years+ unless you go for the 2GB version):

1. If you want a lifetime warranty, don't expect to still find GTX470's for sale when you decide to buy the second one. You have a much better chance of finding a new GTX560 ti down the road.

2. You say you don't care about heat, but you don't mention a thing about noise. Noise can bother. And noise is necessary to cool cards to make them last the three years+ you want. The cooler the card, the longer it will live. A GTX560 ti makes less noise to cool.. And since there is a much bigger choice in GTX560ti models with non-reference coolers than GTX470's right now, the choice becomes even easier.

3. I'd say get the GTX560 ti with 2GB of VRAM. You don't find GTX470's with more than 1280 MB of VRAM for sale. If you want to prepare for the future, that is the future. Some games can be maxed out at the resolution you play and use more than 1280MB.

1GB will run out in the time frame you are setting yourself. Even more so if you decide to/find a good deal on a higher resolution monitor in a year or two.

4. On the other hand you don't mention in your system specs what is the PSU you have. The GTX560ti is more likely to play nicer with it, especially when you get a second one.

5. However, you don't get to find GTX560 ti's with 2GB VRAM from EVGA or Zotac, so.. you can ask them if they plan on doing one.

To be honest, I think that neither one of those two cards are good (the GTX470 and 560 ti 1GB, that is) if you are looking at a 3 year+ timeframe. So, you either forget about the lifetime warranty business and get either a Palit or a Gainward GTX560 ti 2GB, or you stick to your lifetime warranty demand and will be disappointed. Probably not much right now, but you will in a few months, you will.
Edited by tpi2007 - 4/25/11 at 3:53pm
 
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