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b1ack1otus January 4, 2012 12:59 AM

Quick question!!
Which one would you recommend or get?

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC 810MHZ 1GB 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC

MSI GTX 560 ti
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 822MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 4.0GHZ 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II

MSI Radeo 6870
MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II 900MGZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2x DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - R6870 Twin Frozr II

XFX Radeon 6870
MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II 900MGZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2x DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - R6870 Twin Frozr II

If any of you out there who have one of these card, I want to know if they are loud and if anyone had any problems with it.

jdm89 January 4, 2012 01:09 AM

I haven't had any experiences with any of those cards but i'm thinking your best bet would be to go with the 560ti just based on performance
I'm also thinking that since they all use the same type of heatsink, they should pretty much sound the same at the same fan speed.

bissa January 4, 2012 01:35 AM

ya, I would say the 560TI too. it might be the case, or that I'm more used to either noisy or quiet computers. sound is really a matter of opinion. but as was stated, of those they will all be about just as loud as the others, so go with performance.
plus, you can fold better with the NVIDIA cards. and of those the TI is better so might as well go with that :P

MonsterSound January 4, 2012 02:31 AM

GTX 560 ti - 384 core vs. 448 core
Just a note that the MSI GTX 560 ti you pointed too is avail for PM at DC for $251.75.
Also, I was wondering if you had considered a GTX 560 ti version 448 core/320-bit/1280mb for ~ $283,
rather than the MSI 560 ti - 384 core/256-bit/1024mb version? Maybe outside your budget?
btw, the Gigabyte 448 core version is werrrry werrry quiet.

b1ack1otus January 4, 2012 07:37 AM

I was looking for the twin frozr cooler because i hear good things about it.

Monster Sound, yes my budget on graphics cards is not that big, i was hoping to spend somewhere below 250 and closer to the 200 dollars range.

I am also wondering if the difference is noticeable between the 560 and the 560 ti considering that the core clock and the memory clock is about the same.

sneakynoob January 4, 2012 02:55 PM

The 560 ti, since it's new and the 6870 is not

Kilauea January 4, 2012 03:12 PM

The GTX 560 Ti will be the better performer as others have said, but it may not be the best choice based on your budget. Twin Frozr is quite good (based on what I hear), I was also looking at them when I was considering my own GTX 560 Ti. In the process of researching, I found that Twin Frozr (MSI), Windforce (Gigabyte) and Direct CU (Asus) were basicly competing against each other and providing similar advantages. Eventually I went for a Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti using Windforce and I must say I am not dissapointed.

All that to say you shouldn't limit yourself only to MSI, there are other very similar choices which might be cheaper. Finally, tell us a bit more about your budget, your rig(and your current GPU), the resolution you play at and the games you play.
You said you wished to stay below 250, is that shipped and taxed ?

b1ack1otus January 4, 2012 03:57 PM

Well, the reason I picked the twin frozr cause i was intrigued by it.
Since you asked Kilauea, this is for my first PC build that I am going to do. To clarify about the GPU budget, I am planning to spend a maximum of 250 before tax, and I'm planning to buy it from a local store so no shipping will be involved.
The resolution I had in mind was 1920 x 1080 for all my work/games.

brunosk2 January 4, 2012 06:39 PM

I rather the GTX 560 ti.

dlactin2408 January 4, 2012 08:00 PM

Another vote for the 560 ti!

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