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[Graphics Cards] Upgrading from XFX 9600GT 512MB

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February 9, 2011 2:33:02 AM

Hey guys, I am upgrading my graphics card while getting a second monitor and a new TV.

So the new monitor will be 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 resolution while my second (current) monitor is 1680x1050. I will be playing games on the 1920 monitor while using both for regular use. I would require 2 DVI and 1 HDMI on the graphics card. Budget is not TOO much of an issue but I would like to stay near $200 and will buy when the deal is right. I want the best price/performance for the price at 1920x1200 (lets use larger resolution so its safer) while being able to AA and AF.

Two cards that I have an eye on:
6870 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102913
460 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500171
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February 9, 2011 2:47:03 PM

get the 6870. it perform better and cheaper. 460 is comparable to 6850. but if you look around may be you'll be able to fine cheaper 460 (after MIR).
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February 9, 2011 7:35:47 PM

Would a 6950 or 560 Ti be better and by how much for the price to performance?
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February 9, 2011 10:28:14 PM

opexx said:
benchmarks ftw.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

The higher the better. So, yeah, 6950 is better than the others. Unless you wanna spend $350(ish) the 6950 is the best you'll get.

Hope this helps.


Benchmarks are good but only if the sample size is good. It looks like the 6950 is better overall but I have been burned by ATi before... oh right, AMD now.
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February 10, 2011 1:04:19 AM

ppd0526 said:
Would a 6950 or 560 Ti be better and by how much for the price to performance?


overall 6950 is better. even 1GB version still considered better than 560. however it depends a lot on what game you play. in real world both card are close and in games that favors nvidia cards more 560 will have some performance or even surpass 6950 (1GB ver). but both this card cost more than $200. reference 560 MSRP is 249 and 6950 sells for 259. but if you're lucky you can get 6950 2GB version for less than 299 after MIR. after MIR the price difference between 1GB and 2GB version is so close which sway people more to get the one with more memory. 560 is not bad either. there are plenty of pre-overclock board available and they sell only a bit more than reference MSRP. but i like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the card were pre-overclock and have nice after market cooling on it but the price still the same as reference board.
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February 10, 2011 1:10:43 AM

renz496 said:
overall 6950 is better. even 1GB version still considered better than 560. however it depends a lot on what game you play. in real world both card are close and in games that favors nvidia cards more 560 will have some performance or even surpass 6950 (1GB ver). but both this card cost more than $200. reference 560 MSRP is 249 and 6950 sells for 259. but if you're lucky you can get 6950 2GB version for less than 299 after MIR. after MIR the price difference between 1GB and 2GB version is so close which sway people more to get the one with more memory. 560 is not bad either. there are plenty of pre-overclock board available and they sell only a bit more than reference MSRP. but i like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the card were pre-overclock and have nice after market cooling on it but the price still the same as reference board.


That actually looks like a really nice card.

If I were to jump on a 6950 then it would be this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150518 because XFX has lifetime warranty and Graphics Cards are tricky things so I would rather be safe.

As I said, I would LIKE $200 but I am thinking I can raise that now seeing as there are amazing cards for a little bit more.
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February 16, 2011 10:57:03 PM

Another quick question I suppose will be harder to answer is that will an nVidia last longer due to their powerful tessellation?
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February 20, 2011 6:38:42 PM

Best answer selected by ppd0526.
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February 20, 2011 9:17:18 PM

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