The Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Review: Take Off Your Ti

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daygall

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All these naming schemes are giving me a freakin head ache stupid derp companies, why cant both of them just stick with 1 naming scheme for a while

if its not amd mucking with my mind and HD6870
 

daygall

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srry for the dbl post... but half my comment disapeared ....

EDIT* if its not amd mucking with my mind and HD6870 < HD5870 = HD6970

its Nvidia and GTX460 < GTX560Ti >
 

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The naming is certainly for marketing purposes. People are not attracted to lower numbers even when they are more fitting when it comes to new products.
Yes companies exploit this but on the other hand would their product sell if they didn't? At-least now as well as it would otherwise.

Take the Xbox 360 as a example. Its predecessor was simply "Xbox"
It's not the 3rd console of the series and certainly isn't the 360th.
The 360 is completely meaningless in the name when it comes to the product.
They didn't want to name it Xbox 2 for the simple reason that loss of sales may occur because of the PS3's 3. They felt that some consumers may feel that because of the higher number the PS3 is superior and should buy that instead. As silly as this may sound to everyone they very likely are correct. Hence why the Xbox 360 was named such. But can you really blame them?

Final note: I personally find the 360's name funny as it would mean the Xbox 360 by name would be right at where the Xbox is and not of any change.
 

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Anybody else notice that there is always an nvidia card at the top of toms video reviews?

Why stop at the 560 TI? You can't use price as an excuse this time around because it costs about the same as the 6950.
 

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The conclusion is pretty bad.

Newegg has a bunch of 6870's costing less than $200 (one is $173 with rebate + free Shogun total war).

So it's slightly faster, has much better minimum framerates, consumes much less power and is cheaper. I don't see any compelling reason to buy this 560.
 

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Where did you get those puny memory bandwidth values from? HS has the 560TI at 128.3GB/s. You have 4GB/S. Has Nvidia started selling the Fx5200 again?
 
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I don't think that Crysis 2 should be included in these benchmarks until they have dx11. That's assumming they actually do something with DX11. If they don't, you should never include them again. I mean what's the point of showing this stuff for something that a 5 year old console can play.
 

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[citation][nom]hangfirew8[/nom]Where did you get those puny memory bandwidth values from? HS has the 560TI at 128.3GB/s. You have 4GB/S. Has Nvidia started selling the Fx5200 again?[/citation]

hahahaha yeah my 9600GT has more mem bandwidth than what they've listed here!! :p

HS is not wrong, the memory bandwidth for the 560 is 128 GB/s according to nvidia's site as well.

lol pls correct that Don! it's a bit funny... :p
 

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[citation][nom]GeekApproved[/nom]Stupid strategy. MOst people are buying 560ti's and 6950 1GB's. Not 6870's and surely not 560's.[/citation]
So your saying most people wouldn't possibly consider anything below ~$230? Why's that? There's a huge market for mid-range and low-end graphics cards.
 

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$200 I can understand as a base price, but in this case, they have a disabled stream processor, so they jack up the clockspeeds so that it can perform closer to the 560 Ti, and then raise the price to nearly the same as the... 560 Ti.
 

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[citation][nom]hangfirew8[/nom]Where did you get those puny memory bandwidth values from? HS has the 560TI at 128.3GB/s. You have 4GB/S. Has Nvidia started selling the Fx5200 again?[/citation]

Clearly a typo from the author; I've fixed.
 

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[citation][nom]bobdozer[/nom]Anybody else notice that there is always an nvidia card at the top of toms video reviews?Why stop at the 560 TI? You can't use price as an excuse this time around because it costs about the same as the 6950.[/citation]

Video reviews? Link please! =)
 

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It should have been left as a GTX460 IMHO, perhaps calling it a version 2.0 or something. All that's going to happen now is people are going to wonder why one of these GTX560's won't SLi with a Ti version.
 

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Between the GTX 560 and HD6870 decision would mostly be based on AMD vs NVIDIA. Though, HD6870 is cheaper, consume less energy, and escalates better on CF
 

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[citation][nom]rolli59[/nom]I am just surprised they did not call it SE![/citation]
Maybe it can be related to the fact that I sometimes call them the Stupid Edition cards.

Honestly, nVidia has been slipping up with their launch prices in the lower mid-range. AMD will dominate for now in the lower prices, but when will nVidia smarten up and get something to compete down there?
 

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I usually don't say this about your recent articles, but very good overall. It was unbiased and you acknowledged the fact that the Radeon HD 6870 does not compete with the GTX 560 Ti, but rather the Radeon HD 6950.

If you fold and game, get the GTX 560. If you want lower power consumption and the same gaming performance, get the Radeon HD 6870.
 

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[citation][nom]appleblowsdonkeyballs[/nom]I usually don't say this about your recent articles, but very good overall. It was unbiased and you acknowledged the fact that the Radeon HD 6870 does not compete with the GTX 560 Ti, but rather the Radeon HD 6950.If you fold and game, get the GTX 560. If you want lower power consumption and the same gaming performance, get the Radeon HD 6870.[/citation]

100% agree, but would like to add that ultimately it will be the price that determines who I'd recommend. If they were the same price then I'd opt 6870 merely because of the power consumption.
 
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