560 Ti vs 6950

1gb 560 Ti - $230.00 (Able to found as low as 190)

Deals

- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7168004&SRCCODE=SHOPPINGDF&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCmtB55bETCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=00-10710816-2

vs

1gb 6950 - $230.00
or
2gb 6950 - $250.00

All cards new, prices from newegg.
I want to upgrade but I want to know what card is better. Please help me and others to find all positive and negative aspects about each.
My budget is at $270 I have no preference over AMD or Nvidia cards.

Is the 560 Ti just a hands down better deal? It seems cheaper and more powerful. Also shorter in the case, meaning less heat and power use?
I have a 4870 1gb right now with plenty of PSU watts available. I am also wondering if it will help to have 2 gb over 1 gb video memory?

My specs
| Intel™ Core™ i7-940 (8 Cores @ 3.20GHz HT) |
| GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R X58 Motherboard |
| G.SKILL 6 GB Tri-Channel DDR3 |
| ATI Radeon 4870 1GB |
| WD 1.5-TB HDD |
| Corsair HX850 Modular PSU |
| 22x DVD-ROM Drive |
| Samsung T240HD 24" LCD Monitor |
| ZALMAN CNPS9700 |
| 8 Fans Air Cooling |
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  1. Inf3rn0_44 said:
    1gb 560 Ti - $230.00 (Able to found as low as 190)

    Deals - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7168004&SRCCODE=SHOPPINGDF&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCmtB55bETCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=00-10710816-2
    -
    vs
    1gb 6950 - $230.00
    or
    2gb 6950 - $250.00

    All cards new, prices from newegg.
    I want to upgrade but I want to know what card is better. Please help me and others to find all positive and negative aspects about each.
    My budget is at $270 I have no preference over AMD or Nvidia cards.

    Is the 560 Ti just a hands down better deal? It seems cheaper and more powerful. Also shorter in the case, meaning less heat and power use?
    I have a 4870 1gb right now with plenty of PSU watts available. I am also wondering if it will help to have 2 gb over 1 gb video memory?

    My specs
    | Intel™ Core™ i7-940 (8 Cores @ 3.20GHz HT) |
    | GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R X58 Motherboard |
    | G.SKILL 6 GB Tri-Channel DDR3 |
    | ATI Radeon 4870 1GB |
    | WD 1.5-TB HDD |
    | Corsair HX850 Modular PSU |
    | 22x DVD-ROM Drive |
    | Samsung T240HD 24" LCD Monitor |
    | ZALMAN CNPS9700 |
    | 8 Fans Air Cooling |

    take a look at this..http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130662
  2. Great post, I'll add it to the original post
  3. 3 things to check out:

    1. Best Graphics Cards for the Money: May 2011
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-game-performance-radeon-hd-6670,2935-4.html

    2. Tom's HW review on the 6950 1gb vs the GTX 560 ti.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-gf114,review-32102-17.html


    3. XFX 6950 1gb on newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523&cm_re=Radeon_6950-_-14-150-523-_-Product


    ** P.S. The card the other fellow linked to you is a GTX 560, NOT a GTX 560 ti. There is a difference between the 2, and the ti is better,
  4. seanny said:

    That's the non-Ti version which, on average, is 10% lower in performance than the Ti version.

    It should be cheaper than the Ti version. See performance rank of GTX 560 non-Ti, GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 :

  5. So go for the 2gb 6950 :)
  6. ko888 said:
    That's the non-Ti version which, on average, is 10% lower in performance than the Ti version.

    It should be cheaper than the Ti version. See performance rank of GTX 560 non-Ti, GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 :

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_560_2_GB/images/perfrel.gif


    Just to make sure you look at the chart right, you aren't comparing to the ones highlighted. The highlighted cards in the chart are the non ti cards.
  7. I have a 4870 and always have used ATI except for onboard Nvidia once before. I heard that ATI drivers are crap (in comparison) from friends, but have not given me much trouble. As for problems I do get occasional artifacts from ATI cards but I have seen some Nvidia cards do the same. I hear that ATI cards dont like to render shadows as smooth a Nvidia cards. I just want to know the facts. I might just get a 560 ti cause its cheaper and comes close and uses less power along with less space. In the future I would be able to SLI for a cheap price and get almost double the performance. I wonder will games start to use more than 1 gb vmem in the next 2 years? This is a concern because I play at 1920x1200
  8. Inf3rn0_44 said:
    1gb 560 Ti - $230.00 (Able to found as low as 190)

    Deals

    - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7168004&SRCCODE=SHOPPINGDF&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCmtB55bETCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=00-10710816-2

    vs

    1gb 6950 - $230.00
    or
    2gb 6950 - $250.00

    All cards new, prices from newegg.
    I want to upgrade but I want to know what card is better. Please help me and others to find all positive and negative aspects about each.
    My budget is at $270 I have no preference over AMD or Nvidia cards.

    Is the 560 Ti just a hands down better deal? It seems cheaper and more powerful. Also shorter in the case, meaning less heat and power use?
    I have a 4870 1gb right now with plenty of PSU watts available. I am also wondering if it will help to have 2 gb over 1 gb video memory?

    My specs
    | Intel™ Core™ i7-940 (8 Cores @ 3.20GHz HT) |
    | GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R X58 Motherboard |
    | G.SKILL 6 GB Tri-Channel DDR3 |
    | ATI Radeon 4870 1GB |
    | WD 1.5-TB HDD |
    | Corsair HX850 Modular PSU |
    | 22x DVD-ROM Drive |
    | Samsung T240HD 24" LCD Monitor |
    | ZALMAN CNPS9700 |
    | 8 Fans Air Cooling |
  9. If dont care about the price difference and physx go for the 6950 2gb,but if get a non reference gtx-560ti like the msi twin frozr ii or hawk(the one i have) you are going to be faster than the 6950 in most cases.
  10. +1 6950 all the way, with the possibility of a 6970. Thats just a bonus, 6950 better either way.
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