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GTX 560Ti vs HD 6950

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September 2, 2011 9:04:39 PM

Finishing up my last bits of a new build.. just need GPU

GTX 560Ti vs HD 6950

Current Hardware:

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k
HSF: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX
RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz


Should I go with the 560Ti or the HD 6950 and what power supply would I need?

Games I'll be playing: SC2:BF3:D 3:p angya (curse you girlfriend :cry:  )

thanks d00dz

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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 2, 2011 11:57:26 PM

Depends if you wanne have physx, if not i would take the 6950. PSU ; at least 600W, if you wanne sli later 800 or more. Single stable rail with at least 40A ( more if sli ). 80+ certified. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic.
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a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2011 12:15:38 AM

The 6950 is a bit stronger than the GTX 560 Ti, but the 560 Ti has Physx, so it comes down to preference.
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a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2011 12:46:16 AM

I agree with these comments. The scarcity of the HD6950 has driven up prices and they are difficult to find. So you're looking at $240 with a rebate vs close to $300. I'd go with the GTX560ti, but I am an AMD fan so I just hope there are a few 6950's around when I can afford it.
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September 3, 2011 4:30:28 AM

HD 6950 being faster in case of FPS in games looses technology lyke PhysX and CUDA, 3D Vision.
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