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Upgrading 4890 to 6950 or 560ti

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October 30, 2011 10:21:47 PM

Hi there!

I want to upgrade my glorious 4890 to play BF3 at 1920x1200 (I dont care about phisX or above screen resolutions) . After reading reviews, benchmarking,.... I'm between two cards: 560ti and the 6950 2 gb. I'm not really sure if it deserves to spend the difference of cost (about 60€); 560 ti around the 185€ and 6950 2gb around 246€ .


My currently pc: GA-MA770T-UD3P || Phenom II 955 X4 3.2Ghz || Mushkin Performance HP3-12800 DDR3 1600 4GB 2x2GB || Corsair TX650 650W || Gigabyte Radeon HD4890 OC 1GB GDDR5 || Auzentech Bravura || Cooler Master Dominator CM-690


Any help ?

Thank you very much.

Greetings from Spain.

Pd: sorry for my english ^_^U


a c 214 U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 10:37:06 PM

The 6950 2G costs more because of the extra 1G of VRAM.They also make a 1G version of the 6950.

For playing BF3 I would suggest O.C.ing your CPU.That game can be very CPU demanding so high clock speeds will benefit the new card.

I would suggest going with the GTX560ti.It can overclock very well.What versions of the GTX560ti are you able to get?
October 31, 2011 7:51:21 AM


Right, but I'm not sure if it's really usefull the 2gb with Bf3 at my resolution.


Versions of 560ti available:


Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC - 214€

Asus GeForce ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5 - 200€

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC - 183€

Gainward GeForce GTX 560 TI - 195€



Purple, thank you very much :) 
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October 31, 2011 8:33:51 PM

Your are correct.You don't need over a 1GB of VRAM unless your using an extreme resolution such as one you would use with Eyefinity or Nvidia surround.For your resolution the 1GB version will do you fine.

As for the GPU I would suggest going with the Asus or MSI cards.They have the best aftermarket coolers out of those.Usually the Twin Frozr pulls lower temps and it's cheaper so you might as well go with that one.
October 31, 2011 10:53:58 PM

Yeah, Twin Frozr is the cheapest and less noisy option.

Thanks again Purple :hello: 
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