Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Amd 6950 or GTX 560ti?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
October 21, 2011 6:52:51 AM

I'd say go for GTX 560Ti. 'cause it has GDDR5 and 900MHz core clock. They didn't mention core clock of AMD 6950.
October 21, 2011 7:01:04 AM

They kinda trade blows (the 6950 wins a few benchmarks more) so for $35 cheaper go with the 560ti.
Related resources
October 21, 2011 7:08:37 AM

the 6950 has 2gb of vram and the gtx 560ti has only 1gb of vram though...
October 21, 2011 7:24:05 AM

ram != processing power.

they are comparable cards at 1920x1080 resolution. Go for whichever is cheaper.
October 21, 2011 7:28:22 AM

hmmm i dont think il be playing @2500x1600 anytime soon so the gtx sounds lik a better choich but a 6950 2gb is still a tasty card...
October 21, 2011 7:33:02 AM

Hey 6950 runs at 800 odd MHz while GTX 560Ti runs at a blistering 900MHz.
Go for GTX 560Ti.
October 21, 2011 7:40:03 AM

varun706 said:
Hey 6950 runs at 800 odd MHz while GTX 560Ti runs at a blistering 900MHz.
Go for GTX 560Ti.

I can over clock the 6950 to over 1ghz (core clock)
October 21, 2011 7:47:30 AM

Well, GTX 560 Ti is also overclockable to over 1GHz plus it is cheaper. It's the best choice.
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 7:53:12 AM

GTX 560Ti. As for memory, have a read through this rather interesting article. I think in 100% of cases at 1920x1080, having 2GB GPU memory, gave absolutely zero advantage over 1GB memory. The 2GB reference card was bottom of each benchmark test. Even pushing up to 2560x1600 - the 2GB memory didn't even seem to have any impact.

Article here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-benchm...
October 21, 2011 8:07:45 AM

I would go with the 560 Ti as well
October 21, 2011 8:46:30 AM

I'd get a 560ti. 6950 is just too big for my tastes.
October 21, 2011 9:14:25 AM

Out of personal preference i'd have the 6950; but as mentioned above i'd get the 1Gb due to the ram advantage not really making a difference. unless you do a lot of video transcoding. the 560Ti might be worth using if you play a lot of physX based games; although i've only seen it used well in Batman Arkham asylum. either way you can get a cheaper 6950 that would still match the 560Ti.
October 21, 2011 9:29:47 AM

The AMD Radeon 6950 is faster than the GTX 560 Ti. higher core clock DOES NOT necessarily mean that the card will be faster. For example the GTX 580 only has a 770 MHz core clock and it trumps the higher clocked 6950 and 560 Ti.

However, I would choose the GTX 560 Ti out of those to as I think EVGA is better quality than Sapphire. If you can find the 6950 in GIGABYTE or ASUS brands (which are available) then those would be better.

OH AND ^^ BOTH CARDS HAVE GDDR5.



Take a look at this GIGABYTE: Its an excellent buy at the moment: http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-GV-R695OC-1GD/dp/B0056GJL26/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319189555&sr=1-8
a b U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 21, 2011 10:06:17 AM

The Asus 6950 isn't too big hehe, I could fit/squeeze one more in this build and Op's choice is only a double slot card


:p 
Build in progress still so cant say on performance yet sorry
Moto
October 21, 2011 3:39:06 PM

If you got a 6950 reference card you might be able to do a bios update / flash firmware to a 6970. That's the one advantage I can think of.
October 21, 2011 5:15:43 PM

hmmm i think i might go with the 560ti but i still think the sapphire 6950 is nice, i personly pefer Nvidias drivers over ATi/amd drivers any day.
October 21, 2011 5:29:42 PM

but will a gtx 560ti work well with a 500w psu?
a c 193 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 21, 2011 5:53:43 PM

That CM "500W" PSU is overrated and inefficient. I would not trust it to power either of those cards, at least not for long. A true 500W PSU like an Antec Earthwatts or Corsair Builder would be much better choices. Because so many CM PSUs have liar labels, I would not buy ANY CM product so as not to support a dishonest company. Fortunately, in every market they've entered, they have competitors with similar products at similar prices. For example, check out Rosewill cases.
Your CPU is also a little weak, and will bottleneck either card. If your budget allows, you might want to improve that CPU.
If one of your intended games is Rage, be aware that it uses CUDA on an nVidia card to decompress textures, so choose the GTX560Ti.
October 21, 2011 5:56:45 PM

i can only afford a graphics card and acase and psu il have make do with my cpu i have overclocked at 3.6ghz.
a c 193 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 21, 2011 6:08:01 PM

You might drop back to a GTX560 or HD6870 then. There's really no point in getting anything more powerful, unless or until you upgrade the CPU. Even those might not reach their full potential with your current CPU, although that looks like a nice OC.
a c 745 U Graphics card
a c 354 À AMD
October 21, 2011 6:12:32 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Systems to section Graphics & Displays by Area51reopened
October 21, 2011 6:29:12 PM

Onus said:
You might drop back to a GTX560 or HD6870 then. There's really no point in getting anything more powerful, unless or until you upgrade the CPU. Even those might not reach their full potential with your current CPU, although that looks like a nice OC.

il probly just turn the ingame grapghics (like phisics and game effects)be cuz i cant aford a new cpu
a c 229 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 21, 2011 6:33:54 PM

Let's compare the factory overclocked versions of each:

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 260.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.54 - $ 0.69
$ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48

Kinda close as a single card, (494 to 484) but when ya pair em up, it's no contest (862 to 759).

October 21, 2011 6:41:12 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Let's compare the factory overclocked versions of each:

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 260.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.54 - $ 0.69
$ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48

Kinda close as a single card, (494 to 484) but when ya pair em up, it's no contest (862 to 759).

$205.00 for a 560ti where did you get that?!
October 25, 2011 8:59:45 PM

hmm the 6950 can unlock to a 6970 :p ! WINNER
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 9:03:45 PM

Kamab said:
ram != processing power.

No it doesn't.
gtx_560tiuser said:
hmm the 6950 can unlock to a 6970 :p ! WINNER

Not all of them can or do.
October 25, 2011 9:13:25 PM

the amd sapphire 6950 2gb toxic editoin has a swtitch just to unlock its shaders for 280 dollers > 90% chance for unlocking it!
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 9:17:27 PM

gtx_560tiuser said:
the amd sapphire 6950 2gb toxic editoin has a swtitch just to unlock its shaders for 280 dollers > 90% chance for unlocking it!

That's just one of the many variants, not all of them.
October 25, 2011 9:19:46 PM

that is one of them but if you dont have that unlocks you can always flash the bois
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 9:22:09 PM

gtx_560tiuser said:
that is one of them but if you dont have that unlocks you can always flash the bois

I think you mean BIOS and that's not always successful.
October 25, 2011 9:24:20 PM

yes "BIOS"al just use techpowerUps winfast bois tool and download some sapphire
6970 2gb BIOS it SHOULD work if you know what your doing.
October 25, 2011 9:28:59 PM

if it doesnt work il just reload the origanal bios if things go wrong
October 25, 2011 9:33:22 PM

0_0 WELL IMA CROSS MY FINGERS it works or i am screwed
October 25, 2011 9:36:40 PM

i just found out the 6950 sapphire 2gb toxic :p  editoin HAS two BIOS
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 9:38:13 PM

gtx_560tiuser said:
0_0 WELL IMA CROSS MY FINGERS it works or i am screwed

There was a thread a while back where the OP was able to resurrect a bricked card by using a different card in the primary slot to flash the card in the secondary slot.
October 25, 2011 9:40:13 PM

Mousemonkey said:
There was a thread a while back where the OP was able to resurrect a bricked card by using a different card in the primary slot to flash the card in the secondary slot.

Wow i never heard that but then if that were to happened then i would need another card :( 
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 9:42:35 PM

What about the card in your user name?
October 25, 2011 9:44:02 PM

lol i was going for this and changed my mind lol
October 25, 2011 9:49:14 PM

Mousemonkey said:
What about the card in your user name?

yah i changed my mind (so many graphic cards To choose from)
October 25, 2011 9:57:29 PM

I don;t like the Brand of the AMD card. and The 560 ti is cheaper just overclock ti and go with that.
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 9:59:05 PM

Dyjon54 said:
I don;t like the Brand of the AMD card. and The 560 ti is cheaper just overclock ti and go with that.

According to your sig you have an AMD card. :heink: 
October 25, 2011 10:03:22 PM

Mousemonkey said:
According to your sig you have an AMD card. :heink: 

lol fanboys .why are fighting eachother when we should going after console noobs :non: 
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 10:08:38 PM

gtx_560tiuser said:
lol fanboys .why are fighting eachother when we should going after console noobs :non: 

Who's fighting? I had a query how is that a fight? Or is that what you are trying to start with this and your other thread?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/330427-33-flashed-560...
October 25, 2011 11:32:44 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Who's fighting? I had a query how is that a fight? Or is that what you are trying to start with this and your other thread?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/330427-33-flashed-560...
no no I MENT in "General" Nvidia and amd/ati fandboys i wasnt talking directly to both you guys LOL i geuss my comment did look like i was talking directly to you guys,sorry
October 25, 2011 11:42:05 PM

no well some amd fanboy disliked all the comments that (told/recamended)a nvidia card (GTX560ti to be exact)
!