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6590(1gb) vs 560 ti for crysis2

So Which is better and please try to avoid a fanboy war if you think one is better state why as opposed to just trashing the other card/brand. looking at running crysis 2 and dragon age 2 at 1920x1080. Also does anyone think the 2m nvidia gave to crysis 2 will make a difference other than advertising?
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  1. Well all the other crysis games are Nvidia supported But I can't say that Nvidia is going to be a better card. I would go with Amd card IMO mostly cause it is cheaper in price and will give you good performance. Check out some benchmarks on the net for the cards you are interested in.
  2. The benchmarks are so close it dosent help much
  3. Quote:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/5

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/6

    and after OC

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/17


    the 6950 is a bit faster but its hot and more noisy. personally, i would take the 560 simply for these reasons. also, with a little voltage, most 560 reach 1GHz.
    and more importantly, their performance scales well with the OC. that means, increase of evem 30 MHZ on the clocks shows improvements.

    just buy the stock 560 or a custom like msi TFII.

    The review also shows that the 6950 uses less power, so maybe a 6950 with a custom cooler would also make it quieter?
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/4

    It really depends on which card you can find cheaper, they can trade blows depending on the game. I would go with a custom cooled 6950 if you can find one cheap.
  4. HD6950 all the way. You could unlock it into a hd6970 with the dual BIOS, so you can try as many times as you would like. Also, hd69xx series tend to perform better at higher res.
  5. Although, I guess it would be a 1gb card instead of two, which means the higher res. thing doesn't apply.
  6. what about hd 5870?thats much cheaper nowadays and has better performance than gtx 560ti!however my recommendation would still be gtx 560ti.
  7. HostileDonut said:
    Although, I guess it would be a 1gb card instead of two, which means the higher res. thing doesn't apply.


    i've been wondering about one thing regarding 6950 1GB. can we unlock the card to 6970 as well? been looking around regarding this matter but still can't get the answer that i'm looking for

    Anonymous said:
    what about hd 5870?thats much cheaper nowadays and has better performance than gtx 560ti!however my recommendation would still be gtx 560ti.


    performance wise 5870 should be faster though i'm not really sure about tessellation performance between the two. honestly i'm wondering what exactly crytek did with the 2M nvidia gave them as well.
  8. From what I've heard the 6950 1GB DO NOT UNLOCK to 6970's. Get the 2GB 6950 and it will mop the floor with the GTX 560 when unlocked for the same price.

    What's your CPU/mobo? If your system is AMD, then it's the Radeon card--no brainer. Because you can't run two NVidias in SLI on it, but you can do Crossfire down the road.
  9. Im not planing on doing sli or crossfire. And i dont really need the 2 gb which is why i said 1gb
  10. Best answer
    in raw performance 6950 is faster:

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/15

    you can dig more into that reviews of you want more detail. 6950 beats 560 in most games in the benchmark used but if you look closely you'll find that the performance difference might not noticeable as you play the game. IMO you can't go wrong with either card so just get which is cheaper to you
  11. dalauder said:
    From what I've heard the 6950 1GB DO NOT UNLOCK to 6970's. Get the 2GB 6950 and it will mop the floor with the GTX 560 when unlocked for the same price.

    What's your CPU/mobo? If your system is AMD, then it's the Radeon card--no brainer. Because you can't run two NVidias in SLI on it, but you can do Crossfire down the road.

    Ummmm.... wrong. AMD motherboards do support SLi, look: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131637&Tpk=asus%20am3%20motherboard
  12. you should add: AMD with nvidia chipset :p . but for those that want to use AMD chipset no matter what then SLI is a no go unless they want hack the board so the board can run nvidia cards in SLI.
  13. i dont care about sli or crossfire :/ i asked between a single 1 gb 6950 or single 560 ti
  14. renz496 said:
    you should add: AMD with nvidia chipset :p . but for those that want to use AMD chipset no matter what then SLI is a no go unless they want hack the board so the board can run nvidia cards in SLI.

    But that MoBo supports TWO Nvidia GPU which means that it is SLi ready. Therefore, being an SLi motherboard.
  15. htapocysp said:
    i dont care about sli or crossfire :/ i asked between a single 1 gb 6950 or single 560 ti

    The hd6950 is the overall faster GPU. I would get that if I were you.
  16. htapocysp said:
    i dont care about sli or crossfire :/ i asked between a single 1 gb 6950 or single 560 ti


    you ask which is better then just look at the link that i post. it should give you clear answer. other than than brand preference. if you like ATI then just grab that radeon. otherwise grab that geforce. simple as that

    HostileDonut said:
    But that MoBo supports TWO Nvidia GPU which means that it is SLi ready. Therefore, being an SLi motherboard.


    i think you don't fully understand my point :p . my point is about that chipset stuff not because the board can support nvidia card. you can put 2 nvidias on crossfire board as well. both card should be able to boot but you can't make them work in SLI unless you use hacked driver
  17. Yes, I know what you mean. I am saying that you can put two Nvidia cards in that board, and then run them in SLi. You can put the SLi bridge on them, set up SLi, and then run 'em SLied. If you couldn't why would it be advertised as a 2-way SLi motherboard?
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