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asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« on: June 08, 2011, 08:38:07 PM »
These cards appear to be identical except that one of them has been factory overclocked to 900MHz while the other is 830MHz.
Is the clock speed the only difference between these two cards?
If so, I'll save R200 and overclock it myself (if I want).
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Offline kamikazi

Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 08:59:25 PM »
I think the pre-overclocked card has quite a bit of extra headroom for additional overclocking. Read a few reviews, look that particular Asus card kicks some serious butt. I was looking at purchasing that particular model, then I managed to get a ATI HD 5850 on a clearance sale for R1000... ;D

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Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 09:45:46 PM »
I think the OC'd cards are hand picked from the good silicon and factory OC'd. They're also guaranteed to run faster. A 70mhz OC can make quite a difference so if the price is not too much more I would buy the factory OC'd card.

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Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 09:48:36 PM »
Pre-overclocked cards usually come with better cooling systems as well, to take care of that extra few degrees c
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Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 09:54:37 PM »
Thanks for the info.
Cooling system looks identical to me and Asus website indicates only a difference in clock speed.

At this rate, considering shipping implications, it is about a R300 price difference.
I can almost renew my passport for that.

We all know how it goes with computers... R300 here and there... I was originally planning on getting a GTX460.
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Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 07:14:30 AM »
Have you considered the ATI cards?

If you need assistance purchasing I have dealership rights with various wholesalers in JHB and CPT.

For isntance, these prices are excluding VAT

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB (Free Performance Boost) - 256-bit, 850MHz Clock, 1024MB 256-bit GDDR5 Memory 4104MHz, 384 Cuda Cores, 2 x DVI-I Connector, 1 x Mini HDMI, PCIe 2.0, 3 Year Warranty   R 2 295.00

Or

Club 3D Radeon HD 6950 2GB - 256-bit, 800MHz Clock, 2048MB 256-bit GDDR5 Memory 5000MHz, 1408 Stream Processing Units, 400MHz RAMDAC, 1 x Dual DL-DVI, 1 x HDMI , 2 x Mini Display Port, 2 Year Warranty   R 2 195.00

If you're running a large display then I suggest a card with a decent ammount of ram for teh screen buffer.
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Offline kamikazi

Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 08:06:54 AM »
The HD 6950 at that price perhaps would be a better bet than the GTX 560 Ti. Unfortunately the current pricing in SA on Nvidia products isn't very competitive like overseas so one is kind of forced in going with ATI.. I am kind of disappointed by the performance of HD 6850 and HD 6870, but the HD 6950 is pretty good. Still that overclocked Asus GTX 560 Ti card looks like it can overclock to ridiculous levels, scoring you a performance boost almost equal to a higher product family. If you look at the pricing of Geforce 570's then its not a bad deal.

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Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 09:01:51 PM »
Juggy. Thanks for the offer. I won't take you up on your offer this time but that was kind of you.

Agreed, that 6950 looks like an excellent deal. I haven't done much research on Club3d products.
I admit, I am far from being expert and am not really into computer specs. I have done a lot of research in a short amount of time and cannot expect to know a lot.

That said, I am more concerned about build quality and reliability than gaming performance.
I find the Asus quite appealing, considering temperatures, power consumption, noise and apparent build quality.
I went through 2 "lesser" brand cards sooner than I had hoped, a few years ago.
And I certainly don't intend getting a blue gigabyte motherboard again... I'm soooo tired of changing caps.
(PSU probably partly to blame.)

My interest in overclocking is more for later on because I tend to keep my computers for a long time.
Wootware sells the Asus 560ti 830MHz for R2432 incl VAT. And I cannot push the budget any further - not even on petrol.
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Re: asus gtx 560 ti vs asus gtx 560 ti
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 09:14:10 PM »
Juggy. Thanks for the offer. I won't take you up on your offer this time but that was kind of you.

Agreed, that 6950 looks like an excellent deal. I haven't done much research on Club3d products.
I admit, I am far from being expert and am not really into computer specs. I have done a lot of research in a short amount of time and cannot expect to know a lot.

That said, I am more concerned about build quality and reliability than gaming performance.
I find the Asus quite appealing, considering temperatures, power consumption, noise and apparent build quality.
I went through 2 "lesser" brand cards sooner than I had hoped, a few years ago.
And I certainly don't intend getting a blue gigabyte motherboard again... I'm soooo tired of changing caps.
(PSU probably partly to blame.)

My interest in overclocking is more for later on because I tend to keep my computers for a long time.
Wootware sells the Asus 560ti 830MHz for R2432 incl VAT. And I cannot push the budget any further - not even on petrol.

Interesting, most cards at the moment in the new lines are all OEM which means they're made by Nvidia and then the respective companies give their own guarantee and put their own label and firmware on it.

This isn't always the case but is generally prevailant in newer generation cards.