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I am having a hard time choosing which GPU to get.....

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July 25, 2011 4:36:36 PM

I am going to buy a 27'' Asus LED Monitor and to go with it i think i'm going to need to buy a new GPU so....

These are the GPUs i have chosen but i cant choose which one i should get......

MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III/OC/Power Edition(2GB) http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R6950-Twin-Frozr-III-Power-Edition-OC.html

Powercolor 6950 1GB http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=327

GTX560ti Twin Frozr II/OC http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II-OC.html

Gigabyte GTX560ti/OC http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3932#ov

Which one will be better at Cinema4D and which will perform best at 1980x1080?

Thanks in Advance

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July 25, 2011 4:41:07 PM

BTW are the AMD drivers as bad as they say they are?
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July 25, 2011 4:55:56 PM

GTX560ti Twin Frozr II/OC http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N56 [...] II-OC.html

i guess this one would be a good option a personal opinion

nvidia is great i never had any issues with nvidia cards
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July 25, 2011 5:36:39 PM

Thanks a lot ;)  i'm still going to wait for more replies before i buy my new GPU.

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July 25, 2011 5:40:34 PM

Does the 2GB change how my games perform? since im using a 27'' screen....

And does the 560ti overclock better than the 6950?!?!?

I really wish that there was an obvious choice but they are so even... :( 
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July 25, 2011 5:46:35 PM

TomsSoftware said:
Does the 2GB change how my games perform? since im using a 27'' screen....

And does the 560ti overclock better than the 6950?!?!?

I really wish that there was an obvious choice but they are so even... :( 

The 560Ti overclocks well, but you can flash a 6950 to a 6970. 2 GB isnt needed for dedicated vram unless you are using a multiple monitor setup or a resolution higher than 1920x1080. I say go with the 560Ti, quieter, and cooler.
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July 25, 2011 5:56:31 PM

THanks seems like the 560ti is the winner Ty :D 
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July 26, 2011 7:18:48 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
but you can flash a 6950 to a 6970.


what's the advantage of flashing 6950 to 6970 your hardware remains same
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July 26, 2011 10:09:25 PM

IROC_69 said:
what's the advantage of flashing 6950 to 6970 your hardware remains same

Those cards are built the same, but have different bios flashed to them to restrict it. Flashing the bios of the 6970 to the 6950 enables it to perform the same.
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July 27, 2011 11:55:58 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
Those cards are built the same, but have different bios flashed to them to restrict it. Flashing the bios of the 6970 to the 6950 enables it to perform the same.

thanks for the info
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July 27, 2011 12:20:30 PM

IROC_69 said:
thanks for the info


Yet flashing the bios has become increasingly more difficult because AMD has started to create read only bioses that cant be tweaked. You will find it difficult to find a card that will flash, unless you decide to go reference, which means you will get more noise and more heat than a non reference card.

Secondly, you don't want to flash the 6970 bios onto the card, because that will brick your card in the long run. You want to flash it with a custom 6950 bios that only unlocks the dormant shaders on the card (up to the same amount as the 6970). This prevents all the other stuff from going bad with a 6970 bios on a non 6970 card.

Thirdly, you are much better off just not worrying about flashing and just overclock the card to 6970 levels if you really need more performance out of it. Unlocking the shaders will also cripple the overclockability of the card, so you will get the same result in the end.

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At that resolution (screen size doesn't matter) I would also suggest the GTX 560ti, however I would go with the MSI Hawk 560ti. Defenitely one of the best in that series and I have heard of stability issues with the gigabyte card, so I personally wouldn't go that direction.
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