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Graphics 560 Ti or 6870 - For my System?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mat0tam, 7 Jan 2012.

  1. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Hi all, as the new year passes im planning my big purchases during the year.

    Current System is in my Sig, Looking at a GTX 560 Ti or 6870 purchase in the near future.

    3 Questions

    1) Is it overkill for my system? - Play alot of BF3 etc

    2) Best Brands to get ? I like the look of the MSI Geforce one http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx560tifermiseries/MSI/N560GTX-TITWINFROZRIIOC.html#utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=products

    3) Are prices likely to go down by much as more 2012 cards get announced?

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    Ive read a lot of people getting problems with the Ti andd BF3. Not sure if its been sorted yet...your rig is good,n what res are you playing on?
     
  3. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Playing on 1920 x 1200.
    Its either a 560 or 6870 with a view to CF...
     
  4. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    I'd get a 560ti then mate, msi is probably the best brand. If not the 6950 2GB is even an better choice, especially at full HD with the 2gb vram, but you're looking about a £200 price tag
     
  5. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Would a single 6950 stop be wishing I got SLI'd 560 Ti's?
     
  6. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    Sli 560ti's will deffo be better than a single 6950, but I've always gone for a single card only, not cf as you can get issues with games and micro stuttering, and I think BF3 has issues with CF, not 100% sure but I have read it before.
     
  7. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    My 560 (non ti) performs wonderfully and runs BF3 very smoothly!
     
  8. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/...nvidiagtx560tifermiseries/n560gtx-tihawk.html

    go for this one, one I got and from novatech also, excellent company and the card outperforms BF3, there are some issues with BF3 and Ti's but its mainly down to overclocking the cards, as BF3 likes a bit more voltage when core is increased. I say go for the twin frozr III one as listed above and you'll not go wrong, super easy to overclock and lots of head room
     
  9. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    But at what resolution and settings?
     
  10. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    1080p everything high with vsync. and my fps average is around 45-50.

    my 560 is running 1011mhz core though :)
     
  11. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    CF 6870's is about £300, and a good 560Ti is touching £200. I dont know what to do
     
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    CrazyJoe Modder

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    I've never had any problems with my Ti and BF3 apart from the screen flicker which everyone got and it's been fixed now anyway.
     
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    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Title edited: Want opinions on 6870 too
     
  14. Sexton

    Sexton Minimodder

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    560 Ti, obviously.
     
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    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    What is your budget? You can pick up a GTX 570 for under £300 runs 1920x1080 perfectly.

    Its what Im using right now not OC'd no issues with BF3 50-60 fps
     
  17. Sexton

    Sexton Minimodder

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    Sheiken Wat?

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    Pretty nice choice as well
     
  19. Kernel

    Kernel Likes cheese

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    No offence, but that is a bad idea, you are paying through the nose for a few extra MHz.
    You are better getting something with more VRAM.
    I was researching what GPU to get for a good 2 months, and I was finally decided on the MSI R6950 Power Edition. I've not looked back once, I luckily managed to get one that unlocked the additional cores, and took some minor overclocking quite well.
    When in game I have notice BF3 using anything from 1.2-1.5GB of VRAM and your Ti Hawk extra MHz are not going to help with it's 1GB VRAM limit
     
  20. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    My budget is really sub £200 at the moment but if things come together in the next few weeks it could be more. Then Id consider a 570 because it meant only have to cool 1 card.

    I just think for what I do I could get away with a 6870? Then in the future if I need more just get a second. can get 2 cards for ~£300

    I have the same thinking about a 560 Ti but its the added price that is putting me off.
     

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