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Old November 6, 2013, 01:43 PM
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I'm looking to upgrade my EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2win. For those that don't know it's basically two GTX 560 Ti's on one PCB. I was wondering what would be a good upgrade. Either single card or two cards in SLI or Crossfire?

I will be playing games such as Marvel Heroes, WoW and Assassin's Creed IV at 1080P.

My budget is going to be around $400.00.

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Old November 6, 2013, 02:16 PM
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I'm looking to upgrade my EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2win. For those that don't know it's basically two GTX 560 Ti's on one PCB. I was wondering what would be a good upgrade. Either single card or two cards in SLI or Crossfire?

I will be playing games such as Marvel Heroes, WoW and Assassin's Creed IV at 1080P.

My budget is going to be around $400.00.

Thanks.
Go for the AMD R 290 but wait for the aftermarket to come out with the better versions if you can. I would be wondering why you would need to upgrade from a beast such as the legendary 560ti 2Win as @ 1080P it should be rocking steady any game you throw at it.
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Old November 6, 2013, 04:06 PM
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memory is probably the only reason and even then at 1080 I'd say you should still be good.


290 is good as is the 780.. 780ti is to be released soon too. If you want the games in the bundle from Nvidia 780's are good value with the 290.. if not the 290 is very hard to beat in price-performance.
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Old November 6, 2013, 05:41 PM
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memory is probably the only reason and even then at 1080 I'd say you should still be good.


290 is good as is the 780.. 780ti is to be released soon too. If you want the games in the bundle from Nvidia 780's are good value with the 290.. if not the 290 is very hard to beat in price-performance.
Yup 1Gb is fine for any game @ 1080P.
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Old November 6, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Yup 1Gb is fine for any game @ 1080P.
I can gurantee you it simply is not. Depending on what you set your resoltion and eyecandy too you'll chew through that 1gb quite easily.

2gb is the bare minimum for ram these days if you want a good solid gameplay with a solid FPS.
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Old November 6, 2013, 06:09 PM
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I can gurantee you it simply is not. Depending on what you set your resoltion and eyecandy too you'll chew through that 1gb quite easily.

2gb is the bare minimum for ram these days if you want a good solid gameplay with a solid FPS.
Vram is a very misunderstood beast. My HD 7850 (1GB) performs the same as it's (2GB) counterpart @ 1080P. So does the GTX 680 2GB and 4GB indicating that ram mean nothing until you get up into triple monitor resolutions mostly. Video Card Performance: 2GB vs 4GB Memory - Puget Custom Computers
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Old November 6, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Vram is a very misunderstood beast. My HD 7850 (1GB) performs the same as it's (2GB) counterpart @ 1080P. So does the GTX 680 2GB and 4GB indicating that ram mean nothing until you get up into triple monitor resolutions mostly. Video Card Performance: 2GB vs 4GB Memory - Puget Custom Computers
Bullshit. I had a GTX 560ti and it would struggle harsh in games that required any sort of eyecandy. Playing at 24" 16:10 resolution with a bit of eyecandy and vram gets chomped on very hard.
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Old November 6, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Bullshit. I had a GTX 560ti and it would struggle harsh in games that required any sort of eyecandy. Playing at 24" 16:10 resolution with a bit of eyecandy and vram gets chomped on very hard.
It's not the Vram LOL. It was because the GPU was just to slow mate. Please state the specifics in which games that your GTX 560ti struggled in including settings and resolution.
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It's not the Vram LOL. It was because the GPU was just to slow mate.
We know you have a hate against nvidia.. but seriously?
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Old November 6, 2013, 06:28 PM
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We know you have a hate against nvidia.. but seriously?
Read my first post to this thread. "I would be wondering why you would need to upgrade from a beast such as the legendary 560ti 2Win as @ 1080P it should be rocking steady any game you throw at it." Also I just had two nvidioa cards in my rig all day yesterday. I currently own more nvidia cards than AMD and have always bought nvidia since my first card which was an EVGA 6800GS back in like 2005/06. I have only owned like 4 AMD GPUs but around a dozen or more nvidia GPUs. EVGA FTW ! Back in the day I was upgrading nvidia GPUs like you change socks. Besides what does Vram have to do with a card that can't even use more than 1GB of it ?

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