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First Gaming Rig, choosing between two cards.

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July 11, 2011 11:44:31 PM

I'm going to be using an i5 2500k (overclocked when I actually get it). I'm playing with a 1920 x 1080 monitor(Not HD) I want to play games like, TES IV: Oblivion, BFBC:2, Fallout 3 + New Vegas, Mass Effect 2, Crysis 2, The Witcher 2, and TES V: Skyrim and BF3 when they come out.

After looking through benchmarks, I've narrowed it down to either the Radeon 6970 or the Nvidia GTX 570.

Thoughts would be appreciated, trying to decide on a card is very tedious!
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July 12, 2011 12:10:44 AM

Given semi-equal pricing around $289-ish, I'd go with the GTX570, personally.....
July 12, 2011 12:47:35 AM

6970, OC's much better (570s isnt good for oc)

6950 overclocked comes to 570 stock speeds, so i would definatly go for the 6970

and the 2gb ram may come in handy for games like crysis 2 dx11 high res patch and battlefield 3
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July 12, 2011 4:38:28 PM

Agh, see this is the issue. Is the.two gigs of video ram really that important? Because the 570 is a more powerful card.
July 13, 2011 1:03:19 AM

Okay, thanks for those benchmarks. I think I'm going to go 570, add another in SLI down the road.
July 13, 2011 12:19:13 PM

What is your reasoning behind that? And what is the difference between the HD 6970 and a regular 6970?
July 13, 2011 1:05:32 PM

Haha, thats a fairly good reason. I deffinetly cant go for a crossfire or sli build now, too expensive. So I'll go with the 570, possibly add another later down the road.
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July 13, 2011 2:34:40 PM

fiestaforesta said:
Haha, thats a fairly good reason. I deffinetly cant go for a crossfire or sli build now, too expensive. So I'll go with the 570, possibly add another later down the road.

Good choice.
July 13, 2011 3:26:58 PM

I think you're missing the point - people are saying 6970 because when you say "possibly add another down the road", 2x 6970 > 2x 570.

I'd go 6970 if I were you
July 13, 2011 4:22:27 PM

iwantamd7970 said:
I think you're missing the point - people are saying 6970 because when you say "possibly add another down the road", 2x 6970 > 2x 570.

I'd go 6970 if I were you

I understand what everyone meant, but as I see it the 6970 excells over the 570 in higher res than I inyend to play at.
July 13, 2011 9:59:09 PM

HD 6970 = 6970. People just dont day HD. The official name is "AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 Graphics" (source)

And because It is about equal with the GTX 570, Just personal preferance honestly. Both will perform very well, but if you are into overclocking, the 6970 is where it's at.
July 14, 2011 2:35:56 AM

Which is completely acceptable. Enjoy your new card!
July 14, 2011 12:38:26 PM

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well, if u're only gaming at 1920*1080 I dont see why u need SLI anyways

I just mean later down the road should I need it.
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