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Old September 27, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Default Graphics Card Recommendation: GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6870

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hai linus !! i wanna 1 question ..what do you recommend for me ?? ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP or Sapphire HD 6870 ??(for better gaming performance ) ... please answer me ^.^


Those cards perform fairly similarly in 3D games, so it will come down to the prices you can find for them and the features you require. For example if you want to use NVIDIA 3D Vision, then you'd better go with the GeForce card.

For more details about these cards, you should read through (at least the charts) the Hardware Canucks review of the 560: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Review (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte) | Hardware Canucks
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Old September 27, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Honestly, I would go with the GTX 560. Others around here may have other thoughts but my vote is in the NVIDIA camp due to their stable drivers, excellent SLI profiles if you ever want to upgrade and the warranties offered by many of their board partners (namely EVGA).
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Old September 27, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Or for the budget conscious out there.. whatever is on sale/cheaper at the time.
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Old September 27, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Yeah, the sales have been pretty good lately.
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Old September 27, 2011, 06:35 PM
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I'd go the GTX560 way, maybe I'm unlucky, only had problem when I tried ATI solutions...
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Old September 27, 2011, 07:08 PM
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This topic interests me as well. Reading the specs for BF3 I'm finding that my Crossfired 4870's are not going to be up to the challenge.

My last nVidia card was the famous TNT2 which was paired with a set of Voodoo 2's to give you an idea of how long ago it's been for me. I'm running two PowerColor 4870's that came factory overclocked. Due to a memory timing miss-match between the two cards I actually had to clock one of them DOWN to keep the image from "jumping" on the screen, a fairly common problem with these cards.


So Linus, you maintain there is very little performance difference between the two cards PERIOD? Or is it application specific? Do you have any links to benchmarks showing which card is superior in which application?
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Old September 27, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Looking that you have a 24 incher, I'd go either for 2 GTX570 in SLI or a GTX580 for BF3
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