I really need an answer.
for my new build im gonna get a new gpu.
Its between a 560Ti and a 6950.
price difference is $40 AUD
im looking at the msi 6950 twin frozr and the msi 560Ti hawk.
is there any better cards than these?
will be running games at 1080P
and has anyone had any problems with unlocking the 6950 and can it be done on the msi card.
Specs for New Build.
4gb of corsair 1600mhz
750w OCZ power supply.
Thats not necessarily always true. It depends on the games you are going to be playing. Some games will favor nvidia and some will favor ati. I would get the 560ti, its a much better deal for the price and it certainly exchanges blows with the 6950. As for that card, im not sure if it can be unlocked. If it can then id say its if you like price or power.
i thought if you wanted physx you could just stick an onld Geforce in your spare slot and use hybrid Physx or something (i don't know if you can so i can't tell you how) also IMO i think the 6950 would be easier to upgrade (if SLI is disabled) becaue you could Xfire two of them later on. btw i see your board is AM3+ does this mean you can SLI? if you can, go for the GTX560 ti (IMO)
That is benchmarks of both cards set side by side on an actual computer and it shows what quality settings are used
The site The Halo Don used states "Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit." underneath the pixel rate comparison.
Bdizzle11 is correct when saying it depends on the games you want to play. Certain games favor NVIDIA over ATI and vice versa. On the page I linked at the top you'll see what games prefer which brand and that can help you decide what card you want.
I personally have a XFX HD6950 2gb and I love it, but I have always preferred ATI cards
it is good in xfire. it has almost got double the performance but I ' ve hear a lot of people having issues with 6870 crossfire. mainly driver issues. Luckily, I haven't heard the same thing about the 6900 series of cards.