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Hello all. I have a little problem to find the right GPU for my GF rig, because her old GPU (ASUS GTX 460) just stopped functioning and now i have to buy another GPU for her...
I have to choose between 2 videocards that are priced low (have a good price for me), and these 2 cards are:
1 - ATI Sapphire HD6870 1GB - 139 Euros (like 185 USD)
2 - nVidia PALIT GTX 560Ti Sonic 1Gb - 165 Euros (like 215 USD)

I am in a hurry to buy the GPU and i wait for your suggestions. Thanks a lot :toast:

The rest of my gf rig you can find in my PC specs...
 
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what does she do?

unless she is big into 3d gaming, as in all the new games - i'd go with the 6870

+30$ for a 560 isn't bad, but if she won't use it it's a waste
 

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what does she do?

unless she is big into 3d gaming, as in all the new games - i'd go with the 6870

+30$ for a 560 isn't bad, but if she won't use it it's a waste
Aye, depends on the resolution as well. I would buy the cheaper card and spends those bucks on beer.
 
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the resolution is FullHD 1920x1080 and she is gaming more than me :p (just kidding)... she likes the game to look very good...
 

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Well the 560 is the faster card, but it's not a lot faster. I would not think it'd be worth another €30. But if you have the cash, go nuts.
 
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i have another choice, a 5870 card for around 180 Euros but it´s second hand... how about that?
 
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The 5870 stock clocks is slower than the 560Ti sonic so it's useless to pay 15 euros more for a second hand card that performs less.
 
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i have another choice, a 5870 card for around 180 Euros but it´s second hand... how about that?
If you are certain the buyer is trusted by all means go for it.
I usually avoid second hand GPUs.
I just don't trust them.

Since your gf likes eye candy in her games, you will have to go for the better card you listed but if you are also looking for value then you may have to do more searching.
 
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I would personally go for the nVidia card. Even if you feel she wont use it now, there is always the case of her wanting a future game to look good.
 
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The 5870 stock clocks is slower than the 560Ti sonic so it's useless to pay 15 euros more for a second hand card that performs less.

As a 5870 owner, I agree.
 

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How much are 6950's? Out of those 2 the 6870, as ~10% outweighs a cost/perf ratio.
 
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how is it possible ti kill a gtx460 so quick, i bet the card blew because of not keeping a eye on temps how sad lmo
 
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how is it possible ti kill a gtx460 so quick, i bet the card blew because of not keeping a eye on temps how sad lmo
It would not die like that. It's made to play games, so obviously the cooler is suffiecient so it can function in a safe temperature range. It's probably something else, e.g a bad card.
 
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Is it under warranty still?
 
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There needs to be a prenuptial agreement. That in the case of a break up you get custody of the card before you spring for it. . JK

What happen to the ASUS GTX 460?
 
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Still have warranty on the GTX 460? was it enought for her that card? just RMA it and get it back, it's not that old card.. it's kinda maximum 1 year, it has been introduced on july 12th 2010...

Anyway, I would also go onto the GTX 560Ti, which is maybe a better choice than the HD6870 in term of performance.
 
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I would strongly recommend the palit geforce, not only that it is a great card and it has physx,
but because it is palit, the best manufacturer i have seen so far. Even in reviews it shows that palit in a lot of cases is the best.
Search for the palit sonic platinum, better choice
 
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Is it under warranty still?
NO... I got the card from a friend for nothing... I don't know what happened with the card because i am out of my country most of the time... Finaly i will by on monday the PALIT GTX 560TI...
 
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oh 1 year warranty card? :(


Good choice, the GTX 560 Ti is a very good card!
 
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I would go for the HD6870 simply because I don't the GTX 560 Ti is worth the extra 26 euros. The price gap is big for such a difference in performance. If you can find a cheaper 560 Ti then go for it.
 

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hd6870 is the best choice .if hd6870 can't smooth run this game . 560ti is the same
 

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I have a HD 6870 in my brand new core i5 system. It is not the fastest card that I could get (and I wanted a Radeon), but I find power consumption important too.

I haven't played many games yet ("Portal 2" runs fine - when I finally got it to install; darn Steam crap), but the 6870 definitely is better than the 6600GT (AGP) in my other Windows-based computer :p
 
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nice... today i got in the mail (from France) 2x Inno3D GTX560Ti HerculeZ (iChill cooler) for 165 euros/piece... These are massive cards...
 
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