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May 2, 2011 11:44:45 PM

Hi, I've gotten most of my build completed, however, I'm looking for the Best Graphics card to Game 1920x1080, Highest Settings, highest Anti-Aliasing that can be achieved with perfect (60FPS) Framerates.

- The Build -

NZXT Phantom White Edition

Corsair HX 750

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Revision

Core i5 2500k

8gb Ripjaws X 1600

Cooler Master Hyper 212 +

(Insert Graphics Card)

Current Monitor - 40" 120hz TV

- The Dilemma -

I'm a bit of a review freak, I look at all sorts of reviews to decide whether what I want to buy is the best. For a while I leaned towards AMD, then NVidia, Now I'm in the middle. So Far, what I hear from friends and forum techies is that the sweet spot ($250ish) is occupied by the GeForce 560 Ti and the 1GB 6950. I've looked at so many reviews and it looks like the 560 Ti has the edge due to it's stratospheric overclocking capability. I also hear however, that the 6950 performs better when it comes to bandwidth capabilities and heavy shading applications.

- The Cards -
I've basically nailed the cards I'm interested in, into three different cards, and here they are -

1st Candidate - The Gigabyte 560 Ti Super Overclock ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125369 ) - This Card is what I'm talking about, astronomical clocks and equally astronomical performance

2nd Candidate - The MSI Twin Frozr II 560 Ti - ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565) - This Card seems to be more stable, it might not be the game breaker, but it sure seems to be the conscious purchase, with a few Best Choice ratings (Like Maximum PC), and it's not bad looking either.

3rd Candidate - The Saphire 6950 1 GB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102921&cm_re=6950-_-14-102-921-_-Product ) - This looks like some solid Competetion when it comes to multiple monitor display (Which I might be interested in) and it doesn't score much lower in benchmarking.

If the wonderful Tom's Hardware community could give me some suggestions to nail the Sweet Spot and make my rig stand out among my friends it would be most appriciated. If you have alternate suggestions, I am also open to anything that would be of use me.
May 3, 2011 1:59:15 PM

Hard choice, because the 560 and 6950 has a "similiar" performance if compared. BUT, i would like to choose the Number 1 - Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC. Why? Because it has a big core clock (950Mhz) and better performance too :) 

I've got some review from hwcompare.com and it says GTX 560 Ti is fastest, check this out:

http://www.hwcompare.com/8889/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-rad...

But the 560 Ti was losing in the Memory bandwidth and Texel rate much (but not much :D ). But i think it doesn't mean the 560 will losing it's performance than the 6950.

Oh yea, i have a suggestion for another candidate - Zotac GTX 560 Ti AMP! look for it on newegg.com, you wouldn't ignore this one! I promise! :D 

But still, the choice is all yours..it's all in your hand, mate ;) 
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