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560ti 1GB or 560 2GB Superclocked.

jordanecmusic

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On tigerdirect I had ordered two days ago the following based on a previous thread that I had posted a while ago.

Intel i5-2500k 3.4ghz, Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB hdd, Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Case, MSI P67A-C43 B3 Intel P67 Socket LGA1155 M, Corsair Vengance 1660mhz 4Gb x2, Diablotek DA Series 600w ATX Power Supply, EVGA GeForce GTX 560 2GB SC GDDR5, and a Microsoft Wired Desktop 600 Mouse and Keyboard Combo (didn't need an optical drive for I never use one). (For monitor I have a Dell 19in Monitor @ 1440x900 that I may or may not upgrade dependent on my satisfaction)

I was wondering, did I make the correct decision on purchasing the GTX560 2GB over the GTX560ti 1GB? Both of them were the same price last time I checked.

I was looking up reviews on both using Google and YouTube. I still came out empty handed on the results because it seems as if both have practically the same performance. The only real differences I see is the card I bought, GTX560, has 2GB instead of 1 and the GTX560Ti has slightly more cores than the standard 560.

Help me lay my weird thoughts to rest and help me out here.
 

-Slacker-

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1 gb is more than enough for 14x9, bordering on overkill. Of course, the gtx 560ti itself is overkill for that resolution, regardless of what shape and size it comes in.

You might as well get a full HD monitor now that you already bought the 2 gb superclocked version...

(For reference, my rig can max everything out at good framerates, on a similar resolution, and it's a lot slower than yours)
 

Leyawiin

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If you have no plans to upgrade your monitor a GTX 560 (non-Ti) 1GB is more than enough for 1440x900. The only reason you should get a non-Ti GTX 560 2GB is if you plan on SLI with a higher resolution monitor. A lone GTX 560 2G really doesn't have the processing power to make full use of the 2GB of RAM. At 1080p the GTX 560 Ti 1GB will definitely be faster.
 

power_hour

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If your going to play 1080p at close to max settings and expect solid 60 fps, then something a little more powerful than either one of those 560s is required unless you SLI them.

Unless you can bump the budget and buy a better class of card or 2x 560s then stay with your current monitor and buy the fastest 560 (I assume that's the Ti but don't quote me).

Maybe use the monitor money on an SSD instead?
 

TakeNoPrisoners

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I wouldn't bother with the 2GB version of the GTX 560 Ti for 1080p.

If you have the budget to get that you are better off with a GTX 560 Ti 448 Core.
 
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Attic

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If you keep the 2GB card you have a good path for SLI upgrade in a year or so. The monitor upgrade would priority over SLI of course, but you may decide you want a 1080P or higher res monitor. Having 2GB of VRAM to work with on a SLI capable mobo will be good to have going forward.
 

jordanecmusic

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If you keep the 2GB card you have a good path for SLI upgrade in a year or so. The monitor upgrade would priority over SLI of course, but you may decide you want a 1080P or higher res monitor. Having 2GB of VRAM to work with on a SLI capable mobo will be good to have going forward.
now that sounds like a plan...
 

jordanecmusic

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Wow. So I analyzed 2 things from that chart.

560 is the sweetspot in price and performance.

and 2.

adding another 560 litterally doubles your framerate.

SLI must have really kicked in this time around. Usually I hear performance problems and what not with games.


Crysis Warhead. gtx580-62fps gtx560sli-80fps

I think i may be going with the sli 560s when I upgrade next...
 
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