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Old 05-23-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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You can deal with this; or you can deal with that!

What's up guys? This is my first time being in the hardware forums. A quick vote. How close do these two cards compare and which would you go for? This is in my exact price range and I don't want to go any higher.

EVGA 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130661

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XFX 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

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Old 05-23-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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In this case you really do get what you pay for..
http://www.hwcompare.com/8890/geforc...adeon-hd-6870/

For a couple of bucks more the 560 put out extra performance over the 6870.. although at a higher power consumption.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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In this case you really do get what you pay for..
http://www.hwcompare.com/8890/geforc...adeon-hd-6870/

For a couple of bucks more the 560 put out extra performance over the 6870.. although at a higher power consumption.
The GTX 560 is not the same as the GTX 560 Ti.
The GTX 560 is actually newer, but isn't better than the Ti.
Sources: http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20110522073355 // http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/...30-gt-545/5864

Can't find any benchmarks on it, but I read it performs just as well as the 6870, if not a little better in some cases.

So the question is, is it worth the extra $20-30 for similar performance? I don't think so.. Get the 6870.

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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^^that's what i was thinking, i'm sorry, yes, i forgot to mention it's not the ti(that one is a few dollars more than what i want to spend)
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:01 PM   #5
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The GTX 560 is not the same as the GTX 560 Ti.
The GTX 560 is actually newer, but isn't better than the Ti.
Sources: http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20110522073355 // http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/...30-gt-545/5864

Can't find any benchmarks on it, but I read it performs just as well as the 6870, if not a little better in some cases.

So the question is, is it worth the extra $20-30 for similar performance? I don't think so.. Get the 6870.
AMD's drivers are questionable though, they tend to be a crapshoot for a lot of users, you might get no problems, you might tear your hair out with them...
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:38 PM   #6
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AMD's drivers are questionable though, they tend to be a crapshoot for a lot of users, you might get no problems, you might tear your hair out with them...
I've personally never had an issue with AMD Drivers, and it's usually people who have no computer skill at all who end up having problems...
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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I've personally never had an issue with AMD Drivers, and it's usually people who have no computer skill at all who end up having problems...
I have also had no problems with amd/ati drivers. i've owned ati cards in 4 different generations of cards, and i have never had any problems with drivers.

If you check the internet, you will find just as many complaints about nvidia drivers as you will for ati drivers.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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The Normal GTX560 is a mix between a GTX460 1GB and a GTX560 TI, which are both excellent cards.

Nothing wrong at all with the GTX560

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130660

Free 10 year Extended warranty, id DEFINATELY snatch that up, no way in HELL you can beat a warranty like that!

And yeah, go for the Non OC'd version above and save a few $, you can easily overclock it yourself.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:49 PM   #9
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Free 10 year Extended warranty, id DEFINATELY snatch that up, no way in HELL you can beat a warranty like that!


XFX would like a word with you.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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Yeah Yeah im aware of that, im just saying though, how many people actually keep a single graphics card nowa days for 10 years?
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:13 PM   #11
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Yeah Yeah im aware of that, im just saying though, how many people actually keep a single graphics card nowa days for 10 years?
You could sell it as an antique for a small fortune in about 15 years.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:24 PM   #12
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I've personally never had an issue with AMD Drivers, and it's usually people who have no computer skill at all who end up having problems...
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I have also had no problems with amd/ati drivers. i've owned ati cards in 4 different generations of cards, and i have never had any problems with drivers.

If you check the internet, you will find just as many complaints about nvidia drivers as you will for ati drivers.
It's not just computer illiterate people who have problems. My post is accurate. Just because you two didn't have any problems doesn't mean that the drivers aren't generally lackluster.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:27 PM   #13
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It's not just computer illiterate people who have problems. My post is accurate. Just because you two didn't have any problems doesn't mean that the drivers aren't generally lackluster.
I haven't had any issues with them, either.

I'm sick of that fallacy, it might have been true 5 years ago but not anymore.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:54 AM   #14
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I broke down and got the xfx 6870!

gonna go back and replay all my games, saving the witcher 2 for last! yay!
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