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560 TI, 6950 1gb, 6950 2gb

Hey, trying to decide between the 560 ti, 1gb or 2gb 6950.

rest of rig;

i5 2500k
z68
1280x1024 monitor (will get a 1920x1080 around christmas)
8 gigs ddr3 1333 ripjaws
750w antec high current gamer series
rosewill challenger
hyper 212+
seagate barracuda 1tb 7200 rpm
sony 24x cd/dvd
windows 7 home premium 64bit

I prefer the cheaper, however can go to 250$ if needed.

not going to overclock, looking to play these games;

Battefield 3
Crysis 1, warhead, 2
Battlefield Heroes (especially)
Battleforge
Minecraft
BFBC2
FSX
Civ 5

Thanks
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  1. for Civ 5 i would definetely go for the gtx 560 Ti although the 6950 would be better in almost anything else!:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=331
  2. thanks. what will the 6950 play Battlefield: Heroes on? it's pretty simple but will be my main game :D
  3. onefearlesssniper said:
    thanks. what will the 6950 play Battlefield: Heroes on? it's pretty simple but will be my main game :D


    Yes, on max settings too!
  4. 1gb or 2gb? not using eyefinity
  5. onefearlesssniper said:
    1gb or 2gb? not using eyefinity


    I would suggest the 2GB vram version card. I use a 2gb 6950 Sapphire and it's great. 1GB is really cutting it to close playing at 1080p. I've noticed texture issues on my 4870x2 (1gb ddr5) with a few games at 1080p // with catalyst ai up. Mainly APB

    Granted you'll get a new monitor for Christmas I "strongly" suggest the 2GB gddr5 card.


    done bfbc2 // 3, Crysis, Dragon Age II, Metro 2033, Dues Ex. All on "high" settings @ 1080p and it's all been smooth.
  6. mind testing: battlefield heroes, on high, and tell me what fps you get

    for me? if you could i would love it :3
  7. onefearlesssniper said:
    mind testing: battlefield heroes, on high, and tell me what fps you get

    for me? if you could i would love it :3


    I can tell you right now with Vsync disabled on max setting you'd probably get like 150 fps lol
  8. :)

    there's a guy with a 58702gb and he get's 100 fps recording on 1920x1080...is the 6950 2gb better?
  9. :)

    Which brand should I get for 250$ MAX? (Including Shipping)
  10. Even in the Alpha for BF3, my Sapphire FLEX 6950 2GB worked great on 1920x1080, but that game in its stage wouldn't let you play with the video settings.
  11. onefearlesssniper said:
    :)

    Which brand should I get for 250$ MAX? (Including Shipping)


    If possible Sapphire
  12. 2gb can be unlocked to 6970 i would go with sapphire
  13. Which one? 3 sapphires..

    toxic
    regular
    fleX

    probably going with the regular...but xfx has a nice lifetime warrenty...torn :(
  14. OP:

    If you were ocing Id say get the gtx 560ti, mine holds a 1ghz core oc and is cool and quiet. In the end, for the OP id get a 2 GB 6950 IMHO
  15. onefearlesssniper said:
    Which one? 3 sapphires..

    toxic
    regular
    fleX

    probably going with the regular...but xfx has a nice lifetime warrenty...torn :(


    No the 6950's cannot be unlocked anymore. I think the Toxic and Flex are more expensive, regular is fine? You have a budget to keep too :) xfx is great too, I just suggested the Sapphire as I'd wager my chequeing account it would win in a benchmark by at least .001%

    I believe the Toxic card is the fastest one if it's an option.
  16. I looked it up and FleX only has a bonus for multiple monitors...which one has the best cooling? FleX, regular or xfx?
  17. onefearlesssniper said:
    I looked it up and FleX only has a bonus for multiple monitors...which one has the best cooling? FleX, regular or xfx?

    The xfx one is regular. I only have exp with the sapphire, runs MUCH cooler than my old Diamond card. The difference is nomimal, you may as well get the one that looks cooler lol. The XFX has the nice life time warranty though. So even if it runs hot and burns out. you get another one :D

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=93094&CatId=7005

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=754336&CatId=7005
  18. was looking at newegg, can't find shipping prices on tigerdirect. plus newegg has nice shipping, im close to where they ship their parts to me.

    so...xfx or sapphire? xfx=lifetime, sapphire=cooling
  19. Best answer
    onefearlesssniper said:
    was looking at newegg, can't find shipping prices on tigerdirect. plus newegg has nice shipping, im close to where they ship their parts to me.

    so...xfx or sapphire? xfx=lifetime, sapphire=cooling

    Sapphire maannggg
  20. Best answer selected by onefearlesssniper.
  21. thanks. going to sapphire 6950 2gb. how long is the warrenty on it?
  22. onefearlesssniper said:
    thanks. going to sapphire 6950 2gb. how long is the warrenty on it?

    thanks,

    I believe it's 2 years. They don't ask for proof of purchase though, so just it's within the 2 year time frame
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