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November 6, 2011 2:56:40 AM

I need a good GPU for my system, and i am confused about Nvidia or Amd.
Which one is more better and stable?

Either 6870 or 6950?
Price must be around about 200-250$ and which company card is more good and stable.
As i am in India and want to buy it from US and i will not get easily grantee so i need a card which is good.

Please help...

Thanks

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November 6, 2011 3:05:47 AM

560ti?
November 6, 2011 3:41:31 AM

amuffin said:
560ti?



HI,
560ti is better then AMD?
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November 6, 2011 3:44:21 AM

Get the 6870. Its the best bang for buck in its price range. The ti cost 50 usd more
November 6, 2011 3:53:47 AM

hello friend if you want cheaper thing than take amd 6870 or cheap 6950 and if you want a good perfomance giving than go for the nvidia gtx 560ti it is great thing

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November 6, 2011 5:20:33 AM
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rockxdude said:
560ti is better then AMD?


You decide:

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:

$ 170.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.39 - $ 0.49
$ 220.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.46 - $ 0.59
$ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
$ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
$ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
$ 480.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.78 - $ 1.01

To my eyes, the 6870 gives the best bang for the buck but w/ your budget, I'd go with the 900 Mhz 560 Ti

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



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November 6, 2011 6:36:31 AM

@ OP, for conclusion
HD 6950>GTX560Ti>HD6870>GTX 560

HD 6950 performs as the GTX 560Ti but the HD 6950 is slightly faster than GTX 560Ti and the 2 GB version is so sweet for VRAM hungry games and higher resolutions including 1080P.
November 6, 2011 7:56:27 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
You decide:

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:

$ 170.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.39 - $ 0.49
$ 220.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.46 - $ 0.59
$ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
$ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
$ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
$ 480.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.78 - $ 1.01

To my eyes, the 6870 gives the best bang for the buck but w/ your budget, I'd go with the 900 Mhz 560 Ti

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


Thanks for nice information
November 6, 2011 7:59:43 AM

ilysaml said:
@ OP, for conclusion
HD 6950>GTX560Ti>HD6870>GTX 560

HD 6950 performs as the GTX 560Ti but the HD 6950 is slightly faster than GTX 560Ti and the 2 GB version is so sweet for VRAM hungry games and higher resolutions including 1080P.


well, if i take HD 6950 2GB; then it will be on top from all comparative cards?

Is that stable, and can it be used for 2-3 years in future?
November 6, 2011 8:04:26 AM

Also, which company make is reliable?
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November 6, 2011 12:55:28 PM

Yes HD 6950 is slightly faster than GTX 560Ti and better than GTX 560 and HD 6870.

Look, there's nothing called Future Proof as no one knows what will the upcoming games bring to us but this card will serve you quite well in the future @ high settings and let you max out today's games. And you can always CF it to get 40-80% performance increase.

Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire, MSI...are all high quality branded manufacturers Sapphire is the best partner for AMD and i have been using their products since the X1900 GT
Here are some GPUs to look at;
MSI TWIN FROZER II.
Sapphire.
Sapphire Toxic HD 6950 unlockable to HD 6970.

November 6, 2011 1:21:08 PM

ilysaml said:
Yes HD 6950 is slightly faster than GTX 560Ti and better than GTX 560 and HD 6870.

Look, there's nothing called Future Proof as no one knows what will the upcoming games bring to us but this card will serve you quite well in the future @ high settings and let you max out today's games. And you can always CF it to get 40-80% performance increase.

Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire, MSI...are all high quality branded manufacturers Sapphire is the best partner for AMD and i have been using their products since the X1900 GT
Here are some GPUs to look at;
MSI TWIN FROZER II.
Sapphire.
Sapphire Toxic HD 6950 unlockable to HD 6970.


Thanks..
But can i get any one of the card?
I heard XFX is a good card but their service is poor...
November 6, 2011 1:39:13 PM

How do you plan on getting the card from USA ??
November 6, 2011 1:46:55 PM

scapegoat_44 said:
How do you plan on getting the card from USA ??


My bro is there, and he is coming back in December end...
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November 6, 2011 1:58:37 PM

XFX has a lifetime warranty on their products but i heard they suck when supporting people outside there.

Besides, Sapphire, Asus & MSI seem to have better cooling solution.
November 6, 2011 2:49:38 PM

ilysaml said:
XFX has a lifetime warranty on their products but i heard they suck when supporting people outside there.

Besides, Sapphire, Asus & MSI seem to have better cooling solution.



"when supporting people outside there. "

Outside where??
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November 6, 2011 3:04:46 PM

Outside USA
November 6, 2011 3:32:30 PM

This is from Sapphire's website:
Quote:
NB: Warranty may vary from Country/Region and the customer must verify directly with the Sapphire Authorised Dealer/Reseller from where the product was purchased..
For any overseas return on RMA outside their normal warranty with their local supplier, the local RMA centre will apply a basic administration fee to cover the logistics return of the RMA items back and forth from Hong Kong.


If I were you, I would start emailing all those companies and ask them about international warranties and don't forget to mention that the card will be bought in the U.S. and shipped to India.
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November 6, 2011 4:28:04 PM

Basically asus and msi etc. make better coolers for the 6950, but if you want warranty you go with xfx for their warranty, just like people go with evga for their warranty if they are buying nvidia cards.
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November 6, 2011 5:44:31 PM

ASUS make the best AMD cards. By a long shot. I've had MSI, XFX, ASUS, Gigabyte, and Sapphire cards, (And EVGA and Winfast) but the ASUS card always come out on top for reliability and stability.
November 6, 2011 6:09:37 PM

dont go with sapphire, they dont have ethics. look up their rma process...sometimes they hold onto your defective card until the warranty is up then they tell you tough. plus they declind a delivery of a failed 5770 due to unledgable print on the package. i printed out the labels i put on the box. if they dont have your replacement in stock you have to find out by hounding them with emails otherwise they will not send you a card and say nothing.
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November 6, 2011 6:27:46 PM

xfx also has good support in canada
November 7, 2011 11:37:29 AM

lpedraja2002 said:
This is from Sapphire's website:
Quote:
NB: Warranty may vary from Country/Region and the customer must verify directly with the Sapphire Authorised Dealer/Reseller from where the product was purchased..
For any overseas return on RMA outside their normal warranty with their local supplier, the local RMA centre will apply a basic administration fee to cover the logistics return of the RMA items back and forth from Hong Kong.


If I were you, I would start emailing all those companies and ask them about international warranties and don't forget to mention that the card will be bought in the U.S. and shipped to India.



HI,
I have talked to them and they said there will be no International Warranty.
But my friends or some knows moves to US after every 3 months, so i can get my card fix from there but i have to wait for approx 4-6 month to get it back to me.
So that is why i am asking is this high end graphic card breaks soon or they are reliable.

I have Nvidia Geforce 9400GT and it working fine from last 3.5 years.

November 7, 2011 11:39:22 AM

amuffin said:
Basically asus and msi etc. make better coolers for the 6950, but if you want warranty you go with xfx for their warranty, just like people go with evga for their warranty if they are buying nvidia cards.



HI,
XFX cards are better for AMD?
and
EVGA are better for Nvidia?

And they both provide life time warranty?
Life time must be like for some years or for full life time....?...:) 

Means if i get my card today and it got defect after 5-6 year then they will fix it?...?
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November 7, 2011 11:40:08 AM

Well, depending on your gaming resolution. if you game @ 1080 HD 6950/GTX 560Ti will still max out some current games and the upcoming games, cool enough to play the future games @ high quality.
November 7, 2011 11:40:51 AM

FtsArTek said:
ASUS make the best AMD cards. By a long shot. I've had MSI, XFX, ASUS, Gigabyte, and Sapphire cards, (And EVGA and Winfast) but the ASUS card always come out on top for reliability and stability.


Thanks, So shouid i go with ASUS for AMD card?
For how many years are you using ASUS card?
November 7, 2011 11:43:47 AM

dontcrosthestreams said:
dont go with sapphire, they dont have ethics. look up their rma process...sometimes they hold onto your defective card until the warranty is up then they tell you tough. plus they declind a delivery of a failed 5770 due to unledgable print on the package. i printed out the labels i put on the box. if they dont have your replacement in stock you have to find out by hounding them with emails otherwise they will not send you a card and say nothing.



yes dude, i know sapphire card is very low quality cards, so i won't buy Sapphire...:) 
November 7, 2011 11:45:04 AM

spentshells said:
xfx also has good support in canada


but XFX has worst support in INDIA....:p ...

Also, if i buy from international then the warranty will exist it in US only...
November 7, 2011 12:49:16 PM

hi i am from pakistan ati have a bad reputation here in pakistan go for nvidia gtx 560ti you will get the unique option of physx also
and 6870 is bit slower then 560ti but 6950 is better then 560
November 7, 2011 4:32:38 PM

You ll better off buying the card in India , but you should be prepared to drain your wallet . You can get a 560Ti for around 15000INR and that is $$ well spent . Got an ASUS GTX460 TOP DirectCU myself last month and i'm pretty much happy with its cooling . Stays around 30'C in idle and goes to 64'C when playing BFBC;2 with fan at 40%( My room ain't air conditioned and i have a crappy iBall case) .Ive also seen people recommend MSI Twin Frozr's that has comparable/better cooling to/than its ASUS counterpart , but it would be kinda diificult to locate one over here . You best bet would be to go with an ASUS GTX560 Ti , IMHO . Also do note that the AMD HD69xx cards have very good CrossfireX scaling than the Nvidia GTX5XX cards in BF3 . But issue might be sorted out in near future with better drivers .

GL :) 
November 8, 2011 10:30:26 AM

scapegoat_44 said:
You ll better off buying the card in India , but you should be prepared to drain your wallet . You can get a 560Ti for around 15000INR and that is $$ well spent . Got an ASUS GTX460 TOP DirectCU myself last month and i'm pretty much happy with its cooling . Stays around 30'C in idle and goes to 64'C when playing BFBC;2 with fan at 40%( My room ain't air conditioned and i have a crappy iBall case) .Ive also seen people recommend MSI Twin Frozr's that has comparable/better cooling to/than its ASUS counterpart , but it would be kinda diificult to locate one over here . You best bet would be to go with an ASUS GTX560 Ti , IMHO . Also do note that the AMD HD69xx cards have very good CrossfireX scaling than the Nvidia GTX5XX cards in BF3 . But issue might be sorted out in near future with better drivers .

GL :) 


Thanks...:) 

But i am still confused which one to take..
either AMD or Nvidia...
Both of them are 50-50 votes...:) 
November 8, 2011 11:02:49 AM

Hi,
also please let me know that will this card either 560 or 6950 will work on ASUS M4A88T Mobo??
November 8, 2011 1:37:06 PM

rockxdude said:
Hi,
also please let me know that will this card either 560 or 6950 will work on ASUS M4A88T Mobo??


PC specs please :D 
November 8, 2011 2:41:29 PM

gtx 560ti from evga that is the best choice ket supose you buy 6950 you pay so much and then even you are not geting physx ..........so go for gtx 560ti it perfomes very well even on even 25inch reloution i have seen a video on youtube on mothersboard.org 560 is best card but i tell u 1 thing nvida is luanching new 6xx series wait for that one
November 9, 2011 1:52:45 AM

scapegoat_44 said:
PC specs please :D 



AMD Phenom II X6 1090 BE processor
ASUS M4A88T motherboard
500GB DDD
4GB Corsair Ram{ Upgrading to 8 GB}
Will buy PSU according to the card requirement, right now i have 450W PSU..

Anything more, please ask me?
November 9, 2011 1:55:35 AM

pell380 said:
gtx 560ti from evga that is the best choice ket supose you buy 6950 you pay so much and then even you are not geting physx ..........so go for gtx 560ti it perfomes very well even on even 25inch reloution i have seen a video on youtube on mothersboard.org 560 is best card but i tell u 1 thing nvida is luanching new 6xx series wait for that one



HI,
Nvidia Cards are more costly then AMD cards and in benchmark most of the Nvidia is less as compared to AMD.

Even if we compare 560TI and 6950, 6950 has more performance then 560TI.

Yes, it is true about 6xx series but it will be too costly, i need to spend only 200-250$...not more then that as i need to buy a 1080p HD LCD as well...:) 
November 9, 2011 5:32:03 AM

rockxdude said:
HI,
Nvidia Cards are more costly then AMD cards and in benchmark most of the Nvidia is less as compared to AMD.

Even if we compare 560TI and 6950, 6950 has more performance then 560TI.

Yes, it is true about 6xx series but it will be too costly, i need to spend only 200-250$...not more then that as i need to buy a 1080p HD LCD as well...:) 


Pros of a GTX560Ti : you can overclock the hell out of it . Its got lot of OC headroom just like a GTX460 . I've heard people taking the GTX560Ti to GTX570 levels with an easy overclock .

Pros of a HD6950 : At present their CrossfireX scaling is phenomenal with nearly 195 % better illustrated in BF3

:D 
November 9, 2011 9:07:53 AM

scapegoat_44 said:
Pros of a GTX560Ti : you can overclock the hell out of it . Its got lot of OC headroom just like a GTX460 . I've heard people taking the GTX560Ti to GTX570 levels with an easy overclock .

Pros of a HD6950 : At present their CrossfireX scaling is phenomenal with nearly 195 % better illustrated in BF3

:D 



Hi..I don;t like to overclock..:p ...as it decrease their life...:) 
November 9, 2011 9:09:10 AM

scapegoat_44 said:
Pros of a GTX560Ti : you can overclock the hell out of it . Its got lot of OC headroom just like a GTX460 . I've heard people taking the GTX560Ti to GTX570 levels with an easy overclock .

Pros of a HD6950 : At present their CrossfireX scaling is phenomenal with nearly 195 % better illustrated in BF3

:D 


well, i think i can buy any one of it both are good...
right now i am having Nvidia and i am very satisfied with it...:) ..

I think i should go with nvidia again...:p ...

also will this will be supported by my mobo?
November 16, 2011 12:37:09 PM

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