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Twin frozr II 560 gtx vs 2gb twin forzr 6950

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June 27, 2011 8:37:39 PM

Which one is better, I will be playing runescape on multi accounts *NOT MONITORS* and was wondering which one was better, here are the links to the ones I am thinking of getting. One or the other, also if there is better cards for that price range then i'll buy.

Card 1 ---->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the same kind but the 3rd edition which is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was gonna purchase this one but after reading someones post on here they said the 2gb is better. I was reading for performance wise, the gtx 560 ti was better. Remember, I will be playing runescape with these cards on multi accounts, using bots. I think runescape has a direct x engine.. Either way, which one to get. the GTX 560 ti is 245.00 and the 2gb 6950 is 289.99 and the other edition of the 6950 is 299.99
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June 27, 2011 8:56:32 PM

6950 all the way I have that card and it is great. With MSI Afterburner I have it OC pretty high with no issues.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

If you look there the 560 is performing under the 6950. So its the card to go with unless you plan on going 3d or something soon :) 
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June 27, 2011 9:03:39 PM

I agry with cburke82 and also if you want physx go for the 560.
I have the 560 hawk with is very good but a little loud and i think it performs a little better than a 6950.
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June 27, 2011 9:57:28 PM

kss207rc said:
I agry with cburke82 and also if you want physx go for the 560.
I have the 560 hawk with is very good but a little loud and i think it performs a little better than a 6950.

Does hawk stand for something lol? I ask because it sems 6950's out perform 560's alot so is that a boosded card or anything like that?
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June 27, 2011 10:15:26 PM

cburke82 said:
6950 all the way I have that card and it is great. With MSI Afterburner I have it OC pretty high with no issues.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

If you look there the 560 is performing under the 6950. So its the card to go with unless you plan on going 3d or something soon :) 



Thats only in 1 game tho i am playing on 1680 x 1050. Also I think runescape is 3D, so which card would be better, im gonna be running like 5 3d runescape games.
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June 27, 2011 10:19:16 PM

blue90 said:
Thats only in 1 game tho i am playing on 1680 x 1050. Also I think runescape is 3D, so which card would be better, im gonna be running like 5 3d runescape games.

So your going to be gaming with 3d glasses or are you talking about the game in terms of 2d 3d game world? I think between the 2 cards the 6950 is better IMO if you plan on going full 3d as in images popping off the screen I think you have to go with the nvidia card but not sure that level of card works well with 3d.
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June 27, 2011 10:37:10 PM

Is the 560 i got.it has higher quality componets,cooler,it is pre overclocked and you can overclock it above 1ghz.
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June 27, 2011 10:39:06 PM

what about the gtx 480, is it better then the gtx 560 ti
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June 27, 2011 10:40:15 PM

Yes the Hawk is highly Overclocked, 950Mhz core clock as opposed to the stock 810

Get whichever one you like. They are comparable even though the Nvidia takes a performance hit at your resolution.
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June 27, 2011 10:50:45 PM

As popatim says it.
It may was better performance but is runs to hot,has very high power consuption and in the res you play you wont see much direfence.
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June 27, 2011 11:27:54 PM

well i was thinking of doing multi monitors now i guess. This would be awesome to have bots running on the right and on the left my normal gaming would 6950 be the best for this?
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June 28, 2011 3:41:44 PM

blue90 said:
well i was thinking of doing multi monitors now i guess. This would be awesome to have bots running on the right and on the left my normal gaming would 6950 be the best for this?

More than 2 screens and you need an AMD card (6950/6970) OR 2 Nvidia cards so for 3 screens yes go with the 6950 or 6970 if you can afford it.
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June 28, 2011 10:36:24 PM

ok well im thinking of doing that.. but doesnt the msi 6950 have a biso unlock that MSI offers to their customers.
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June 28, 2011 10:53:49 PM

Well the 6950's with aftermarket coolers (twin Frozer 2 and 3) dont unlock to the 6970. I had success unlocking a XFX 6950 to a 6970 but get better performance from the 6950 twin frozr because it is much more stable when over clocked. Because I have the card clocked way past a stock 6970 I get better frame rates that i did with my 6950 unlocked to stock 6970 specs. Add the fact that overclocking cant be traced when doen with software and not a bios flash and that means you dont void your warantee were flashing a 6950 to a 6970 will void the warantee and im happy with my OCed 6950. Also it is quieter and stays much cooler because of the better dule fan cooler.
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June 28, 2011 11:04:15 PM

would this work for the graphics card i am getting to be unlocked. my msn is basic.elvis@hotmail.com please add me so u can help me out. so your basically saying not to unlock the 6950 because i can just overclock it. r you sure it voids the warantee?
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June 28, 2011 11:29:30 PM

blue90 said:
would this work for the graphics card i am getting to be unlocked. my msn is basic.elvis@hotmail.com please add me so u can help me out. so your basically saying not to unlock the 6950 because i can just overclock it. r you sure it voids the warantee?

To unlock the card you have to flash the bios. The main reason this is something alot of people did/do with the 6950 is that it has a dule bios with a switch. SO if you attempt to flash the bios and mess up you just flip the switch and your cool. The Twin Frozer 2 6950 does not have that switch so I would not recommend flashing that card you could brick it. I unlocked a XFX 6950 but the temps got real high and I had some artifacting so I got a different card. Now on any site you go to they recommend that you dont overclock a unlocked card past the stock 6970 settings.

The reason I recommend the 6950 twin frozer is based on the fact that it has 2 fans and that will mean 2 things for you. One its quiet and thats just a bonus not very important at least to me. The second thing is it will stay much cooler so you can puch the overclock a bit more. Based on Crysis and Metro 2033 I get more FPS with my stock 6950 overclocked to 940core and 1450mem than I did with the XFX 6950 unlocked. I use MSI Afterburner to overclock my card so Im not altering any bios or anything like that so the warantee is cool.
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June 29, 2011 4:00:27 AM

I think there is a switch it those tho. isnt there..
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June 29, 2011 4:08:07 PM

blue90 said:
I think there is a switch it those tho. isnt there..

No I have the card and can tell you 100% that there is no switch. Also I think the non reference cards cant unlock anyway so I would just get the Twin Frozer 6950 and learn to use MSI Afterburner and OC that card and stard destroying games :) 
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June 30, 2011 1:07:53 AM

you think it will be good without the bios flash?
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June 30, 2011 5:45:32 PM

blue90 said:
you think it will be good without the bios flash?

Yeah its faster to CO that card that to flash another one and in my exuberance more stable. Again I have had both setups The one im on now is a stock 6950 that I used MSI Afterburner to over clock. With that setup I get more FPS in Crysis and Metro 2033 that I did with the flashed 6950>>6970 I had. And its cooler quieter and has no artifacting.
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