So... Pretty much everything out there is better than a 560Ti these days, right?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by GilmourD, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. GilmourD

    GilmourD [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've got a 560Ti and it's... Well... Old. Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of cash these days. I don't game hardcore, just the occasional TF2 or CS:GO session, but who knows what other game I might find interest in, so I don't want to get bottom of the barrel.

    Is the 1050Ti or the RX560 worthwhile or should I aim higher?
     
  2. cjcox

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    I game on older stuff using a 240 GT. I don't need an 8k display with smell-o-vision.
     
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    Yeah, I'm only at 1080p (at least on the current monitor).
     
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    Yeah, 560-ti is not up to today's standards. Have one myself. Got sidelined when I bought the RX 480 14 months ago.

    1050-ti will give about 120% higher Firestrike score while using half the power of the 560-ti.

    As you know, now is really bad time to buy a GPU. Price on 1050-ti have doubled in the last few weeks. RX 560 mini cards can still be had for OK prices, but their performance is at or slightly below regular 1050. Stepping up to the next performance level to 570 or 1060 is going to cost you dearly.
     
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    Unless you successfully bought were scammed by:

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    Not the best, but this chart will give the OP a (very rough) idea of where his GTX 560 stands in the scheme of things, compared to the other video cards mentioned earlier:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

    Generally speaking, you want a video card 2 levels better than a GTX 560 -- so that would really mean a card in the range of a GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti area of performance. RX 560 would be fine, too.
     
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    I have used a variety of stuff lately. I play CS:GO, all blizzard games such as overwatch, starcraft, diablo, etc. I got an Evga 580 1.5gb on trade and thought it played overwatch like crap. i was struggling to maintain 55fps on medium or high settings (this was an older quad core system at 3.6ghz). For TF2, CSGO i think your fine at 1080p. Recently picked up two RX560s to upgrade my son from an AMD 6770 1gb. 6770 1920x1080p low settings averaged 50FPS. RX560 2gb averages 60FPS on epic settings. We paid $109 shipped for each RX 560. an RX560 / 1050 is a huge upgrade from a GTX 560. Also, just got a free Firepro V7800 and much to my surprize it averages 80FPS on overwatch high settings 1080p. The rest of my benchmarks mentioned were either 4ghz FX6300 or a ryzen 5 1500x
     
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    A 1050ti for RX 560 (4GB) would both be good options. While the 1050ti cards have gone up in price a bit, RX 560s are still pretty close to retail when available.

    This Gigabyte model with 4GB at Newegg is $140; a little higher than it used to be but not near the markup some of the 1050ti cards are seeing (here's the cheapest currently listed, a Zotac 1050ti for $190).

    Other option might be a GeForce 1050 (2GB); those prices haven't been affected much since most of the mining generally needs more than 2GB VRAM. Here's a Gigabyte 1050 2GB for $135. Radeon 560 cards with 2GB seem to start at $140 right now for whatever reason, so if you went with a Radeon might as well get 4GB on it.

    Generally:

    Fire Strike benchmark 6600k + GeForce 560ti = ~ 3500

    Fire Strike benchmark 6600k + Radeon 560 = ~ 6000

    Fire Strike benchmark 6600k + GeForce 1050 = ~ 6700

    Fire Strike benchmark 6600k + GeForce 1050ti = ~ 8000

    Dunno if that helps you make a decision, but $135 for nearly double your current performance (1050 2GB) isn't bad.
     
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    try to find a used radeon 79xx, prices are insane right now. 79xx are about 1050 ti performance, power draw sucks, but so does paying current prices for new cards.
     
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