Which card is better? I'm looking to play bf3 on ultra settings with everything maxed out. I noticed that the 6950 has a switch to automatically switch the bios to a 6970.
I'm currently using a EVGA gtx 250 superclocked (800 core and 1800 shader). It runs bf3 smoothly with (Auto) medium-high settings, but when I crank everything to max, it lags.
Price range is pretty much from 250-300. All of these cards are considered the best for the price range but it's hard to decide. I've seen many benchmarks on them and they all beat each other in different ways. This includes the warranty as well.
My pc specs:
amd x4 black edition 3.0 (water cooled with CoolIT, does a very good job with double fans over the heatsink)
ddr2 ram 1x4gb
22" lcd monitor 1680-1050
Azza case, lots of ventilation
EVGA gts 250
1 TB HD
In terms of overall performance, a Radeon HD 6950 beats the GTX 560 Ti by a small margin. The 2GB of VRAM help with demanding games and resolutions at least 1900x1080. However, it does run hotter and louder, and I believe uses more power. I would still go for the HD 6950, especially the Sapphire Toxic Edition you chose.
I would really like to buy the 6950 Toxic but it costs $310 with included tax for newegg (comes with 2 free games) and $308 on tigerdirect (don't believe it comes with anything). I could get the gtx 560 ti hawk and it would costs me $272 but idk which to get. Help me out here.