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Msi GTX560 vs XFX Radeon 6950

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 10, 2011 5:35:03 PM

What video card should I buy for my new sandy bridge build @270$??

Msi GTX 560 Ti Hawk 1GB OC'd to 950MHz


XFX Radeon 6950 1GB OC'd to 830MHz

Note : Not interested in getting a 2GB Card

Here is my system spec:
Asus Sabertooth P67
Core i7-2600K
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 1600MHz CL8
Antec TruePower 750W
NZXT Phantom.

Or Should I buy one of them from a different manufacturer??

And Is 750W enough to make Sli/CrossfireX on one of these two Cards??
a c 272 U Graphics card
May 10, 2011 5:43:05 PM

I'm running a pair of GTX560's in SLi on a 620w PSU in my i7 2600k rig, so a 750w PSU should be more than enough.
May 11, 2011 3:34:35 PM


Any Suggestions??
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May 11, 2011 3:54:18 PM

ammar711 said:

Any Suggestions??

The 6950 is positioned between the 560 and 570 in terms of performance.

I would also factor in driver stability and features (eyefinity vs PhyX) into the equation.

I recommend the EVGA 560:

- Lifetime warranty
- Free Crysis 2 + Tshirt (knocks $50 off for the game)
- Factory OC to 900mhz
- $255
a c 272 U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 4:10:16 PM

ammar711 said:

Any Suggestions??

For what?
a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 4:27:58 PM

+1, mousemonkey and mozart25
OP, check my specs. I have the exact same psu and running those exact XFX 6950 1gb cards in CF. btw, the cooling solution on the xfx cards are great. silent fans and don't have to adjust the speeds. gpu temps rarely top out 80C.
bought mine from tigerdirect with the $30 rebate. still waiting...

the 560ti mozart25's pointing out is great. crysis 2, if you're into that, is a $50 value
a c 624 U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 7:01:56 PM

The MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr is generally considered to be one of the best 560's with high quality components and a very effective cooler. Performance-wise, it depends on the game, and whether or not you play any games that feature PhysX.

At those stock speeds you listed, the MSI 560 will be faster as that is a decent factory overclock over the standard clocks. A GTX 560 at 950 mhz is more comparable to a 6970 in terms of performance.
May 11, 2011 9:48:40 PM

ThanX all
I really appreciate ur helps :) 
I actually prefer Nvidia for their better drivers and overclocking features , so I will probably go with the MSI GTX560 Hawk, the EVGA is quite warm comparing to the Msi and I don't care about the crisis 2 gift cause I already have it :D 
May 11, 2011 10:02:15 PM