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Old February 22, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Hey guys,

I just assembled my new rig, and I currently have a PNY 560. (Paid $125 for it)
PNY GeForce GTX 560 XLR8 Black Box 810MHZ 1GB

I can get a Gigabyte Windforce 6870 for $140.
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 Windforce 915MHZ 1GB

What would you guys do? Keep the 560 or replace it with the 6870?
Which brand has better warranty?

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Old February 22, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Both lower end brands, might as well keep the 560, and grab another for SLI.
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560 Ti? It's faster than an HD 5870 in most situations, I think. Either that, or too close to matter, especially if you're paying an extra $15 for the HD 5870. I wouldn't bother.
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Old February 23, 2012, 12:17 AM
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560 Ti? It's faster than an HD 5870 in most situations, I think. Either that, or too close to matter, especially if you're paying an extra $15 for the HD 5870. I wouldn't bother.
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Old February 23, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Keep the 560, it is only a little bit slower than the HD 6870 not worth it to change IMO
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Old February 23, 2012, 07:35 AM
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my vote for gtx 560
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Old February 23, 2012, 02:47 PM
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I would recommend that you keep the GTX 560. The difference is so minimal, it would be extremely stupid to buy a 6870. Maybe you could get another 560 if you are willing to spend the money. It doesn't matter what brand they are as long as they are both GTX 560's
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As others pointed out, it might be different if you were making a new purchase, but since you already have the gtx560, there is no point in getting a 6870 and do a side change. Either go up or don't move at all.
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Old February 23, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Alright I will be keeping the 560 as recommended by everyone here. I guess it's too much hassle for a card that is so similar in performance, though I'm more concerned about the warranty of the PNY brand.
Thanks or the input!
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Old February 24, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Personally I'd keep the 560, the performance difference is pretty close from what I remember

At best it would be a side grade plus the extra cost, and hassle of selling the 560
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