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6950 vs 6970 vs gtx 570

the gtx 570 and 6970 are about the same price range 350$ the 6950 is around 260$.
i see that the 6970 & 6950 have 2 GB of memory while the 570 has 1.3 GB what does mean in terms of performance?
which of these cards is best suited to play games like crysis at 1080p?

or would a card like the gtx 560 ti , gtx 465/470 enough to get something like 35fps with crysis at max settings.
my CPU is i5 2500k.
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  1. binoyski said:



    does that mean a single gtx 460 may be enough because technically speaking our eyes can not detect more than 25fps..
    which would you suggest amongst the lot?the best performance price ratio..


    thank you
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    I think anything less than 30fps in the minimum framerate category, will make Crysis seem laggy w/c you don't want. Any games dipping less than 30fps in the minimum framerate category will make it laggy. My suggestion is if you're gonna game w/ one monitor w/ no plans in the future to game in eyefinity or nv surround, I'd go buy a reference 6950($300) then bios flashed it to a 6970:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

    But if you want an nvidia gpu you can go for the gtx570.

    And as I've mentioned, if your planning to game w/ 3x monitors, buy a non-reference 6970 then crossfire it, it will be truly a bang for your buck!

    the 560/460/470 reference or non-reference gpus are no match, even to a reference 6950. The 6950 draws less power performs better especially @ one monitor resolution, even @ 2560x1600.
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  4. rooney10 said:
    the gtx 570 and 6970 are about the same price range 350$ the 6950 is around 260$.
    i see that the 6970 & 6950 have 2 GB of memory while the 570 has 1.3 GB what does mean in terms of performance?
    which of these cards is best suited to play games like crysis at 1080p?

    or would a card like the gtx 560 ti , gtx 465/470 enough to get something like 35fps with crysis at max settings.
    my CPU is i5 2500k.



    I'm also considering the 6970 vs 570.

    What I've found is that 6970 seems to best the 570 in all categories (fps, thermal, noise, power) but one: compute performance. That is, games that are compute intensive, like Civilization V, and probably Starcraft II, will most likely be better with the gtx 570. I would also imagine that encoding video would be better with the nvidia. However, games that are more video/DirectX driven (visual effects, where FPS matters) the 6970 will probably be better.

    This all depends on what kind of card you currently have. I have a 9800 GTX, so it doesn't make much sense to x-fire/sli it. The single 570/6970 will best that. If you have a 460, you might just want to double that up, instead.

    Also, although 6970 might be better in most categories, it's important to note that there have been some driver issues, where Win7 users were getting BSODs after startup, and when games have been demanding of the gpu. My guess is either faulty gddr, or a problem with the clock sync.
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