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GTX560 Ti .vs. HD 6870

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Evolved, May 26, 2011.

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  1. Evolved

    Evolved New Member

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    Looking to only upgrade my GPU.
    As the topic title states, which is faster?

    I know the GTX560 Ti is at least $20 more. Is the extra $20 worth it?

    So I am going for the CHEAPEST versions of both cards.
    A referenced GTX560 Ti (EVGA), and a referenced HD 6870 (Sapphire).

    There is no Overclocking intended.
    I really don't think I need to for the games I play, and will be playing.

    AND

    Will my PSU need to be upgraded to 750Watts?
    I do plan to OC my CPU to 4.0Ghz once I've gotten the new Video Card.
    RAM will also be Overclocked as well.
     
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    I vote a quad core processor as well. You mention in another thread that you play Battlefield Bad Company 2. Upgrading the processor will almost double your frame rate in that particular game.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/659536-contagion-review-dual-core-vs-quad.html
     
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    Nice, thanks for that.

    So I guess all I really need is a new CPU?
     
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    Why dont you get a hd 6950 is in that price range (at least the 1gb model) a and change your cpu.
     
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    Hmmm, just better deal in the end eh?

    I guess I will.

    I play in 1680x1050 anyway, so a 1GB 6950 would be perfect.

    EDIT: GTX 560 Ti might be a better choice, as it performs faster than a HD 6950.
     
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    These threads are pointless. All one needs to do is look at reviews. In W1zzard's reviews both cards are listed for the resolution you use.
     
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