PNY 560ti for $177 is it worth it?

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Magicmountainman

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I currently have an ATI 4890 in my system with an i7 920 and all the other goods, but I'm feeling the itch to upgrade my card for BF3. My question is, there is a deal on B&H here that brings down the price of a 560ti to a nice $177. However I'm just not quite sure about PNY, is it really worth saving the money to go with them or would I be better off getting a more expensive 560ti from a more reputable brand. Are there any better cards that would be more worth the money?

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The 560Ti is a great value at that price. The 2gb from the ATI card only means that you will have better framerates at higher resolutions and/or multiple monitors. if thats your cup o tea, then go for the 6950; other wise the 560Ti is a great card. Ive owned...

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I don't know a whole lot about PNY, but I do know I would want a video card capable of handle DX11 for some of the upcoming titles. What's the difference in price from PNY to a company like EVGA or XFX?
 

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gtx 560 is far enough for crappy console ported like BF3

plus the performance gap between gtx 560ti and 6950 is unnoticed small.... but 100 bucks cheaper
 
get the right ti and the right oc and the ti will crush a 6950, and come darn close to a gtx 570/6970 not that the 6950 can't be oc'ed/unlocked but im just saying... imo the ti is the hot ticket for price/perf imo I have an asus DC2 running fully stable at 1ghz core and low temps, paid 220 AR
 
BFBC2 really allows you to play with the settings when you have a top tier card like the 570 or 580. I still haven't figured out if 32x CSAA is better than 8x MSAA, but they both look good and perform about the same. With the framerates I'm getting on a 580, I'm sure you can do pretty much all the same things on a 560 Ti and still be well within the playable range.
 

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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/764567-REG/PNY_Technologies_VCGGTX560TXPB_OC_nVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_560.html

The price went up a bit, but this card is supposed to be clocked at 900, although for some reason this spec sheet says 850.

So basically I've deduced that the 560ti is the best bang for the buck card. If I want to overclock one I need one with good cooling though. Would a single fan solution like the PNY card allow for adequate overclocking? Or would something like one of the MSI cards be better suited for that?

And please, don't tell me that BF3 is a crappy console port... =P
 
personally I wouldn't care about the overclock that the manufacturer gives out of the box id take a stock clocked one with a sick cooler like the asus dc2 or msi hawk, that way you can oc yourself way beyond 900 mhz and your card will be able to cope
 

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Not worth $225. You can buy a 6870 at newegg for $145 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141124 and crossfire it later if you want for much cheaper than 2 560 ti's, and the crossfire 6870's are as fast as sli 560 ti's.

Or if you are willing to pay over $200 get this 6950 for $210 with Deus Ex + free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

Also as BC3 is an AMD sponsored title there is no way the 6950 won't give better performance than the 560 ti.
 

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Hahahaha well sadly I have an Asus P6tse mobo which isn't the best for Crossfire and I don't even think it allows for SLI so I'm going to try to go with the best single card solution possible. Would stepping up to 2gbs on the 6950 be worth it in the long run?

And as of right now I'm torn between the 560ti Hawk or equivalent and the 6950, which has how I've been for the past month... :pt1cable:
 

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I wouldn't bother with the 2GB one (unless you planned on eyefinity or have a 30" screen maybe) although maybe if you wanted to unlock it to a 6970 in future.

It's all about the pricing tbh. Some people seem to be finding very cheap 560's and that one which was $177 would have been a good deal. Obviously you aren't going to pay more for it compared to the 6950 though.

I wouldn't rush it actually, wait until the benchmarks are out and see then. If a real bargain comes available you might wanna jump on it, but it's not like your 4890 is a slow card or anything. ;)

And none of the current cards will be going up in price, obviously.
 
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