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Old November 20, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Default Extremely cheap GTX 560 TI?

Hi guys. I was just surfing the web looking at GPU's when suddenly, I stumbled over what to me appears to be a very good offer on the GTX 560 TI.

The card is from PNY, and although I didn't know them before I assume they are certified Nvidia board partners and can be trusted, or should one stay away?

1. PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC - Grafikkort - GF GTX 560 Ti, 800213 / KF560IGTX1GEPB | ComputerSalg.dk

2. PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC2 - 1GB

The two sites are Danish, but I can tell you that with transport the cheapest (no 2) costs 106 USD and the most expensive (no 1) 118 USD. After that, the best prise I could find was 275 USD (Kb ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - grafikkort - GF GTX 560 Ti - 1.25 GB (ZT-50313-10M)).

As you can tell from the links, they are both 1GB editions with 900MHz (no 2) and 850MHz (no 1).

So, what do you say? I'm a bit confused about it, and although I was not really about to buy a GPU, sometimes you find an offer you can hardly refuse. Any thoughts about the GTX 560 TI in general?

Edit: I see that link 1 is out of stock, but no 2 is perfectly available.

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Old November 20, 2012, 09:18 AM
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106 USD? they usually cost 275!
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Old November 20, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Wouldn't want to see shipping charges! Probably 50 or more and brokerage fees possibly.
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Old November 20, 2012, 09:38 AM
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I went as far as to almost ordering the card, and the shipping is cost free. Is PNY all right? Sometimes, things are too good to be true. :o
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Old November 20, 2012, 10:07 AM
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I'd buy it, if you're in the same country as the company you shouldnt have any extra fees for shipping unless stated otherwise.
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Old November 20, 2012, 10:09 AM
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I went as far as to almost ordering the card, and the shipping is cost free. Is PNY all right? Sometimes, things are too good to be true. :o
PNY is probably one of the most under rated nVidia Board Partners out there. They are more commonly known (at least to me) for there extensive support and manufactuer of the Quadro series of Professional Cards.

Very trustworthy, extremely good support when I did have issues with one card.

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I am indeed in the same country as the company. I'm glad to hear that PNY is trustworthy.

What about the GTX560TI in general? As far as I can tell it's from late January 2011 - almost 2 years old. Is it outdated (worth buying no matter the cost)? Will it be compatible with modern motherboard's and CPU's? Will you regret it deeply in 6 months?
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I am indeed in the same country as the company. I'm glad to hear that PNY is trustworthy.

What about the GTX560TI in general? As far as I can tell it's from late January 2011 - almost 2 years old. Is it outdated (worth buying no matter the cost)? Will it be compatible with modern motherboard's and CPU's? Will you regret it deeply in 6 months?
It's still a good card. It's a bit faster than a 650ti. The only downside from the newer generation of cards is power consumption. If you have a sufficient power supply and don't mind the energy usage then its a great deal in fps/$
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for a BNIB price thats a steal. As for performance with regards to a comparable 600 series gpu (the 660) , the 560ti is of course about 20%-30% lower in terms of performance. However, @1080p with games such as bf3 and dirt 3, it pushes well over 50fps.
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Old November 20, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Great to hear. Now, about PSU and all that stuff. The thing is - and this is the funny part - I own, use and game on a 6 month old GT630M 15,6" laptop. In other words, I don't have any of the parts needed to build a system, but I'm confident I know how to do it though it would be my first build. The sad part is 1) I don't really have the money (unless the rest of the parts come at equal prices) and 2) I don't really need a new computer right now... :-( Perhaps I should just buy it anyway and keep it in stock until I finally decide to do a build...?!? o.O

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