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Gigbyte hd 6950 or gtx 560 ti

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April 17, 2011 1:28:54 PM

Hey guys , can anyone tell me which one to get?

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... - GTX 560 OC

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... - HD 6950 OC

both seems to have good cooler but how good are they? i hope someone who bought either can tell me .

Also can this 6950 be unlocked? i read that only reference cards can be unlock , is it true?

Thank you for ur reply :) 


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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2011 1:35:25 PM

both non-reference and reference cards can be unlocked, just the chance that you will unlock non-reference is lower, that GIGABYTE 560 you listed has low OC and worse cooler than 6950, also the 6950 performs usually better than 560, while having lower power consumption. imo 6950 is better choice
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April 17, 2011 2:26:01 PM

ah wow thanks for ur reply .

hmm but looking at the 6950 . 3 fans..wont it be noisy?

the gigabyte 560 SOC seems to have the same cooler? and from the reviews i seen , it seems that the temps are quite good .

also i havent had able to find a review on the 6950 card about its temp and noise .

another question . when i have 2 monitors , one running on 1680 x 1050 and another 1920x1080 . does will it reduce performance when i game just on the 1920x1080?
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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2011 2:28:56 PM

Get a reference HD 6950 2 GB, since some non reference cards do not have the BIOS switch.The HD 6950 is faster than the GTX 560 Ti, especially at higher resolutions.
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April 17, 2011 2:55:56 PM

hmm but what i want is low temps. which in turns better overclocking .

thanks for ur reply :D 
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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2011 3:03:49 PM

6950 is also better overclocker than 560Ti, probably 6950 you listed will be quieter and cooler and yes, having 2 monitors will reduce the performance, but that's the place where 2GB kicks in, 560Ti will die when gaming on 1920x1080 and having 1680x1050 on.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
April 17, 2011 3:46:28 PM

shrkbay said:
6950 is also better overclocker than 560Ti, probably 6950 you listed will be quieter and cooler and yes, having 2 monitors will reduce the performance, but that's the place where 2GB kicks in, 560Ti will die when gaming on 1920x1080 and having 1680x1050 on.

:pfff:  A single GTX560 runs just fine @1920 x 1080, two are better but one on it's own does not 'die' when gaming.
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April 17, 2011 4:17:09 PM

ohh . okay .

so i think i will get the hd 6950 .

thank you for your reply !
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