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GTX 560ti vs ATI 6950

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July 11, 2011 10:38:52 PM

I'm planning to buy a GPU to go along with i5 2600k, im going to use this rig for gaming, at the moment im looking at GTX 560 and ATI 6950, looking at the comparisons in the reviews they are pretty similar, could someone point out the ups and downs of the each? And if possible recommend any other -250€ GPUs good for gaming?

Regards and thanks,

Mtemtko

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July 11, 2011 10:40:45 PM

I forgot to mention that I'm using a 1680x1050 screen at the moment.

Regards,

Mtemtko
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July 11, 2011 10:53:26 PM

the 6950 comes with more ram and can be BIOS flashed to a 6970. But both are good cards and would run nicely at your screen resolution. Also the AMD card can run 3 displays from it.
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July 11, 2011 10:58:39 PM

But what does extra ram help me with this resolution? It aint much a difference I believe, its not as noticeable as going from 512mb to 1gb ram. If im wrong please do say, I have nothing against learning something new (;
No intention of running 3 displays.

Regards.
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July 11, 2011 11:29:53 PM

At that resolution either card should be good, so go for the cheapest.
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July 11, 2011 11:30:27 PM

At your resolution, both are arguably overkill. Check benchmarks for the specifics [types of] games you want to play, in case there are outliers. For example, I play Civilization V, which heavily favors nVidia cards. My understanding is that the HD6950 is slightly stronger on average, but if you want to play Civ V (or Blizzard games), you would probably want to choose the GTX560Ti.
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July 11, 2011 11:31:34 PM

first you gotta explain which one you'll get the 1 Gb or 2 Gb version ? for sure the 6950 2 Gb beats the 560ti in most of all benchmarks, besides it can be flashed and unlocked to a 6970 which equals GTX 570
July 11, 2011 11:33:47 PM

Well I play and have played just about any game, what I wonder is, if there are any other alternative cards and which one of the 560ti and 6950 are more reliable?

regards, (In Slovenia 5950 is about 45€ more expensive than Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti )
July 11, 2011 11:34:52 PM

ilysaml said:
first you gotta explain which one you'll get the 1 Gb or 2 Gb version ? for sure the 6950 2 Gb beats the 560ti in most of all benchmarks, besides it can be flashed and unlocked to a 6970 which equals GTX 570


I do not know yet, thats why im here :wahoo: 
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July 11, 2011 11:37:50 PM

At 16 x 10 you won't be using more than 1GB of Vram.
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July 12, 2011 12:25:07 AM

finally it's up to you, me myself i'm a fan of AMD and i always go Radeon
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July 12, 2011 12:55:26 AM

Mtemtkoo said:
Yes, but do you believe that small bit of performance is worth 50€? Instead of buying 6950 I could get a I7 2600k instead of I5 2500k or another 4 gigs of ddr3 1333mhz ram.

??? so you recmmend an i7........which gives no performance increase in games.....
July 12, 2011 1:31:59 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
??? so you recmmend an i7........which gives no performance increase in games.....

No, I'm just wondering what would be better, pretty much same performance with gigabyte GTX560ti vs ati6950(I dont want 3 screens, and 1680x1050 doesnt need 2gb of ram), a few bonuses that I do not need or something like more ram or a CPU that will be helpful for me in other things than gaming. (As mentioned before ati6950 is 50€ more expensive than GTX560ti for me)
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July 12, 2011 2:19:09 PM

@ilysaml, 1GB 6950 can also be flashed and on single monitor it's as good as 2GB version.
OP: go for the cheapest, you won't see almost any difference at this resolution, both cards are powerful enough to run any game maxed on 1680x1050. If the 560Ti is 50€ cheaper then go for it. Btw, how much are 560Tis and 6950s in Slovenia?
July 12, 2011 3:44:03 PM

shrkbay said:
@ilysaml, 1GB 6950 can also be flashed and on single monitor it's as good as 2GB version.
OP: go for the cheapest, you won't see almost any difference at this resolution, both cards are powerful enough to run any game maxed on 1680x1050. If the 560Ti is 50€ cheaper then go for it. Btw, how much are 560Tis and 6950s in Slovenia?


There are many sites but I chose this one because it helps its customers very quickly and reliably incase something goes wrong:
Just use the search function http://www.mimovrste.com/
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July 14, 2011 12:42:38 AM

Mtemtkoo said:
There are many sites but I chose this one because it helps its customers very quickly and reliably incase something goes wrong:
Just use the search function http://www.mimovrste.com/

i guess you already know now what is the best for you, go for the 6950 1gb or 2 gb whatever... it's better than gtx 560ti
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