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June 8, 2011 8:18:15 PM

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

Deals

- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

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 |

More about : 560 6950

June 8, 2011 8:21:55 PM

Inf3rn0_44 said:
1gb 560 Ti - $230.00 (Able to found as low as 190)

Deals - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
-
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=N82E168...
June 8, 2011 8:30:52 PM

Great post, I'll add it to the original post
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June 8, 2011 8:38:43 PM

3 things to check out:

1. Best Graphics Cards for the Money: May 2011
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-...

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


3. XFX 6950 1gb on newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


** 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,
a c 563 U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 8:57:40 PM


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 :

June 8, 2011 11:42:47 PM

So go for the 2gb 6950 :) 
a c 217 U Graphics card
June 9, 2011 12:20:20 AM

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.
June 9, 2011 1:09:26 AM

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
June 9, 2011 1:13:56 AM

Inf3rn0_44 said:
1gb 560 Ti - $230.00 (Able to found as low as 190)

Deals

- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

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 |

June 9, 2011 2:33:54 AM

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.
June 9, 2011 3:05:47 AM

+1 6950 all the way, with the possibility of a 6970. Thats just a bonus, 6950 better either way.
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