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October 22, 2011 6:58:14 PM

i know overall the 6950 outperforms the 560 by a few frps on most games but it seems thats only if your at super high res. do y'all think 560 well be a better by at 1080?

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a c 88 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 7:04:30 PM

You can't go wrong with your choices, both cards are great performers , depends on your personal preference really and which card you can get a great deal on.
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October 22, 2011 7:13:36 PM

i was leaning toward the 6950 tell last night after doing more research. also im factoring size and temp control since i have limited choices to airflow in the case.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 7:15:39 PM

The HD6950 is very slightly faster than the GTX 560 Ti at reference speeds as you've said. The advantage of the GTX 560 Ti comes once overclocking is involved so if you plan to OC get a GTX 560 Ti with nice cooling. If not then you might as well get the HD6950.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 7:17:10 PM

The best choice for you would be a non reference card that has a large cooler. If you decide to go with a GTX 560ti , the MSI ti Hawk is a great choice, excellent cooler , and great for overclocking
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October 22, 2011 7:22:07 PM

the reference 560 well be safer to overclock since my psu actually does decant airflow to my 5770 but if i get a larger 6950 it wouldn't get direct airflow to the fan. i oc'ed my 5770 to 925 clock and memory 1300, with temps maxing at 76.
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October 22, 2011 7:24:43 PM

yeah i well probably be getting a non reference either way
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 7:33:12 PM

As said above the HD 6950 is slightly faster than the GTX 560Ti, but they perform similar to each other depending on the game...
That said the advantage of a 560Ti is when overclocked, the HD 6950 does support overclocking as well....

Reference designed cards run hotter and noise that non reference designed cards, non ref cards gives more room for overlocking and run quite cooler with less noise than the ref cards.
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a c 225 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 7:40:41 PM

zakattak80 said:
i know overall the 6950 outperforms the 560 by a few frps on most games but it seems thats only if your at super high res. do y'all think 560 well be a better by at 1080?


Yes.....

1. The 560 factory OC'd models can be had cheaper than the reference 6950
2. The factory OC'd 560's outperform the factory OC'd 6950's
3. The factory OC'd 560's have waaaay more headroom for additional OC'ing than the factory OC'd 6950's
4. The 560's scale waaay better in SLI than the 6950's do in CF

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:

$ 210.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.44 - $ 0.56
$ 260.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.54 - $ 0.69
$ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
$ 360.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.68 - $ 0.87
$ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48

-One 900Mhz 560 Ti for $205 gets 495 fps to the Frozr 6950's 484 fps for $260 .... virtual tie in performance but that's $55

-Two 900Mhz 560 Ti's for $205 gets 862 fps to the Frozr 6950's 759 fps for $520 .... 100+ fps advantage in performance and $110 back in ya poket.

-Ya can get the 900 Mhz 560's up past 1000MHz, the 6950 doesn't have that kinda headroom.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I been using the Asus model and had great luck w/ 7 outta 8 going to 1000 Mhz w/o voltage tweaks
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October 22, 2011 7:54:05 PM

thanks everyone looks like i'll be leaning toward a 560 ti, this well be my first nvidia since a fx 5700 le, so really looking foward to it.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 7:55:52 PM

You will definately be happy with it , its a great card :) 
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October 22, 2011 7:57:21 PM

hey can anyone tell me what is the between the two evga superclock 560ti cards since there is a 10 dollar difference just wondering
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 8:04:59 PM

link them
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a c 88 U Graphics card
October 22, 2011 8:05:52 PM

The DS has a much better cooler , its worth the extra ten bux
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October 23, 2011 4:44:26 AM

You all seem to forget that, if you get a reference model 6950 (or even a twin frozr 3, like me) you can unlock it to a 6970, which undoubtedly outperforms the 560 Ti.
Just my 2 cents...
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 5:08:20 AM

6950 can be overclocked quite well with a good cooler. But im looking at a 560ti maybe twin frozer 2.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 6:17:10 AM

KingOtaku said:
You all seem to forget that, if you get a reference model 6950 (or even a twin frozr 3, like me) you can unlock it to a 6970, which undoubtedly outperforms the 560 Ti.
Just my 2 cents...

Not if it's been laser cut you can't.
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October 23, 2011 8:07:20 PM

KingOtaku said:
You all seem to forget that, if you get a reference model 6950 (or even a twin frozr 3, like me) you can unlock it to a 6970, which undoubtedly outperforms the 560 Ti.
Just my 2 cents...


i have consider that, but the fact is the odds of finding an unlocked card are getting slimmer and slimmer. it's not worth buying the most expensive 6950 knowing it might not unlock, specially when the 570 is knocking on the door at that price. also i'm factoring size and temps to my choice and the 560 wins in that category hands down .
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 8:11:23 PM

Supposedly a lot of the recent Sapphire cards do unlock and just by flipping the BIOS switch. Check out the customer reviews on Newegg.
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October 23, 2011 8:27:01 PM

i have and still don't feel like it's worth that much more money if it's not guaranteed feature. nice if you do get one but your stuck if you don't.
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