Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card + Batman: AC + Shogun 2 139.99 Delivered @ DABS
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Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card + Batman: AC + Shogun 2 139.99 Delivered @ DABS

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Found 29th Nov 2011
GTX 560 is an OK card I think - a bit better than the 6870 (£5 more than 6870) that was getting some attention recently, although it is only £12 less than the expired 560-Ti on amazon.

However this card is good value as it comes with 2 top-notch games - Batman Arkham City, and Shogun 2: Total war

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Heat added, how does this stack up to the expired 560-Ti card on amazon?

Significantly slower than the Ti, which can be had for not too much more. Nice games bundle but not a great card for the money unless you can sell the games to lower the price.

Why is this better than the 6870?
According this this site its worse...
videocardbenchmark.net/gpu…php

Its even scored lower than the 6850 which can be had for around £100
Edited by: "s24rrt" 29th Nov 2011

560 =! 560Ti
Those two letters on the end make a huge difference.

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s24rrt

Why is this better than the 6870?According this this site its … Why is this better than the 6870?According this this site its worse...http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.phpIts even scored lower than the 6850 which can be had for around £100


1. vs. 6870: Actually they are probably about the same - just the age-old ATI/Nvidia problem of which card your games are better optimised for.
2.Value: It comes with 2 games (vs 1 with the 6870) and Batman if not wanted has definited decent resale value (not sure about shogun)
3. vs 6850:Are you serious?! That chart is a complete joke - it says that a Radeon 5970 is slower than a 5870. Try reading things before you post them

djbe

1. vs. 6870: Actually they are probably about the same - just the age-old … 1. vs. 6870: Actually they are probably about the same - just the age-old ATI/Nvidia problem of which card your games are better optimised for. 2.Value: It comes with 2 games (vs 1 with the 6870) and Batman if not wanted has definited decent resale value (not sure about shogun) 3. vs 6850:Are you serious?! That chart is a complete joke - it says that a Radeon 5970 is slower than a 5870. Try reading things before you post them



Derp. A 5970 is slower than a 5870! Have you seen the micro-stuttering dude? OMFG, it's bad!

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Derp indeed - yes micro-stuttering at 2560x1600 is something I know we all struggle with daily.

Since, as you know, a 5970 is 2x5870 on one PCB, the conditions (resolution, AA, AF) that would cause micro-stuttering on a 5970 would cause permanent sub-30fps frame rate on a 5870.

I assume you are talking about some yet-to-be invented card that has 5970 performance with a single GPU, in which case you are correct, and I for one welcome our new time-travelling overlords
Edited by: "djbe" 13th Dec 2011
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