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July 3, 2011 7:08:08 PM

Wich is better .. plz answer me :) 
July 3, 2011 7:12:07 PM

the 6950 performs better by a long way, while the 560 is cheaper and cooler.
July 3, 2011 8:42:42 PM

bigbang said:
the 6950 performs better by a long way, while the 560 is cheaper and cooler.


Incorrect.

The 6950 is better I would say but not by a long way. It beats the 560ti in most benchmarks by a few fps (around 7-13). In games optimized for Nvidea, the 560ti will beat the 6950 without a problem by about the same margin. Don't take into account the 2gb vs the 1gb differences in memory. the 2gb will only PARTLY be used when gaming in resolutions above 1080p, at which point the 6950 is a clear victor by a mile. Otherwise, the memory aspect of the two cards performs exactly the same.

Its really up to you which way you want to go. If you like Nvidea, go with them. The 56ti is generally cheaper by around $10-20, while the 6950 is about 5-9% better depending on the game you play.

As a side note: the 560ti is known to be a very very good overclocker, reaching speeds upwards of 1000mhz, while the 6950 has a (small) chance to be unlocked to the performance of a 6970($350 card). However that comes with its own risks as well.
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July 3, 2011 8:55:11 PM

it depends on wether you play at 1080 or higher.
go for the 6950 if you play higher than 1080. if not go for the 560
July 3, 2011 9:05:00 PM

Even if you game at maybe 1680x1050 go 6950 as it will last longer before having to upgrade again.
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July 3, 2011 9:33:53 PM

heggzor said:
it depends on wether you play at 1080 or higher.
go for the 6950 if you play higher than 1080. if not go for the 560

why? the 6950 is still a little faster + it can be bios flashed to a 6970.
July 3, 2011 9:41:44 PM

i went to PC Store to buy GTX 560 Ti and i bought AMD Sapphire 6950 2 Gb thats is why i asked wich is best .. and yes i play @ 1080p ... i have Phenom X6 1090T black edition .. and maybe is better when Processor and Graphic is the same Company RIght !
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July 4, 2011 3:00:46 AM

^wrong, it doesn't make a difference if gpu and cpu is from the same company. Nvidia doesnt even make CPU's. I have an Intel CPU on a Nvidia motherboard with an AMD video card...........and it works fine.
July 5, 2011 10:20:40 AM

for those of you under the delusion that 6950 is not faster than the 560 ti, i reocmmend you see a psychiatrist.
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