Hi guys im looking into a new build which i will be ordering from amazon (as I live in S.A and everything is overpriced here) so its the choice between these three cards, which card do you think is the best bang for my buck?
all the benchmarks i've seen on the 6950 /6970 point to the 6950 being th best bang for the buck if you are willing to overclock
if you are planning to leave the clocks stock the 570 and the 6970 trade blows, the 6970 tends to win the most but it realy depends on what games you play to give you a straight answer for 570 vs 6970 ... so what games do you wanna play or sue of the card?
well I have to order the graphics card now as I can put it in with some of the parts my friend has ordered therefore I dont pay shipping , but I will be building in january im thinking i7 2600 (sandy bridge) some sandy bridge motherboard, 4gigs of ram and a decent PSU etc
I currently have a build which i will slip it into for now (core2quad q8400 OCd to 3.2ghz etc) and when I get my new build I will hand the core2quad pc down to my brother and swap the new graphics card into my new computer
just for laughs the hd 6960 is R4200 in my country from a wholesaler which is $613 no joke and yes it is the hd 6950
and the hd 6870 here in SA is R5400 which is $787 and this is from a wholesaler (rectron) now you see how we are getting ripped off
The price difference between the 6950 and the 6970 is too big, go with the 6950.
So far i've seen, the 6950 is around 10% slower than the 6970, but the 6950 has minus 10% core and memory clocks. If you OC the 6950 to 880core and 5500memory you get almost the same results as the 6970, the difference is only 1 fps from 6970 and 6950 (880/5500).
So for R1200 difference go with the hd 6950.