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November 19, 2011 7:27:47 PM

Hello,
I have an existing system with a single 16x PCIe slot, so dual cards are not an option. I also have little experience in overclocking (had to ask a friend how to overclock my i-7 2600k), so thats out of the question. Thus i have singled it out to these two cards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both are 2GB and both are $270. Not sure if i can get triple or dual screens so for now I don't need them.

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November 19, 2011 7:33:32 PM

Out of your choices I would go for the MSI 560ti , great card , excellent cooling and awesome for overclocking , good choice.
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November 19, 2011 7:50:49 PM

they both are perform neck to neck i love them both but 560ti is bit better card there other wise both are excellent card's..
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November 19, 2011 7:59:09 PM

how's 560ti a better card?
depending on ur resolution 6950 2gb will work better on 1080p+ resolutions
also check out Sapphire Dirt 3 Hd6950 2gb .. for all nvidia fanboys it actually stays cooler then 560ti
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November 19, 2011 8:01:29 PM

They are both 2GB models , they are both excellent cards, with the ones the OP is comparing I said the MSI is a great card, has excellent cooling and awesome for overclocking.
Read the post properly before you use the fanboi card.
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November 19, 2011 8:03:54 PM

560ti= better cooling
6950= overall better performance, but not by much maybe +5-10 fps depending on games.

up to you, they both are great cards. flip a coin and pick =)
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November 19, 2011 8:06:50 PM

it is awesome for ocing ... but 6950 performs better ( in some games) also consumes less power at full load .. and yes I know they are both 2gb
this debate been on the forums for awhile so there is no clear winner as they both perform pretty close to each other .. with hd6950 u have a chance of unlocking it to 6970
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November 19, 2011 8:18:45 PM

Might wait for the new GTX560Ti-448 coming soon.
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November 19, 2011 8:27:05 PM

huh?
more CUDA cores ??
when?
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November 19, 2011 8:30:00 PM

and more clock rates.
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November 19, 2011 8:38:04 PM

New GTX560Ti-448 is a cripped GTX 570. 448 CUDA cores with 320 bits memory interface.
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November 19, 2011 8:39:12 PM

Definately worth considering
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November 19, 2011 8:41:21 PM

560Ti is great... Although my 6950s seem to run better than my two GTX570s in my other system... I suggest you get a 560Ti, but whichever way you go, get ASUS DCII. Runs much cooler than any other cooler I've tried on most cards.
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November 19, 2011 8:43:29 PM

can you people stop your discussion ans to OP don't make your own discussion
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November 19, 2011 8:49:21 PM

So OP.
My option would be GTX 560Ti since:
- I like more the nvidia drivers cycle updates
- I do like more Nvidia 3D Vision comparated to AMD (I use 3D vision here)
- I do like more the Nvidia CUDA capabilities in some softwares (Adobe photoshop CS5 for example)
- I do like the Physx. It's very nice to use it in Batman games for example.
- And in general there are more games optimized to nvidia than AMD.
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November 19, 2011 8:52:06 PM

Looking at the BF# benchmarks, you need a 580 to compare to a 6950. Do 2GB Vram
cards really need to be used in 1920X1080 situations? Just sayin'
Blue color scheme??? WTF is that all about? You're buying a computer part, not carpet...
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November 19, 2011 9:28:44 PM

jsc said:
Might wait for the new GTX560Ti-448 coming soon.

When will these cards appear on the market?
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November 19, 2011 9:31:18 PM

Supposed to be at the end of the month :) 
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November 20, 2011 3:10:17 AM

vitornob said:
So OP.
My option would be GTX 560Ti since:
- I like more the nvidia drivers cycle updates
- I do like more Nvidia 3D Vision comparated to AMD (I use 3D vision here)
- I do like more the Nvidia CUDA capabilities in some softwares (Adobe photoshop CS5 for example)
- I do like the Physx. It's very nice to use it in Batman games for example.
- And in general there are more games optimized to nvidia than AMD.

Thank you for Replying
So i should definitively get a 560 TI?
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November 20, 2011 3:11:43 AM

Do any of these cards go for sale during Black Friday or Cyber monday? If it's possible that graphic cards go on sale, than I am open to suggestions for 6970s and 570s
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November 20, 2011 3:19:18 AM

they might u never know
if 570 or 6970 will dip under 300 take it
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November 20, 2011 3:42:28 AM

Good idea, see whats up at a good price and go for it
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November 20, 2011 5:29:02 AM

Sir Haroon said:
When will these cards appear on the market?


November 29

The current factory overclocked 560 Ti's get 495 fps in Guru3D's game test suite.....the 6950 is a few frames behind at 484 fps....and the 6950 costs more

.....if the press turns out to be correct and the new 560-448 being the same price ..... kinda makes it simple.
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November 20, 2011 6:39:08 AM

^+1
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November 20, 2011 6:40:33 AM

6970 vs 570 same story of 6950 vs 560ti but here i vote again for NVIDIA 570.
but these two also perform neck to neck.
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November 20, 2011 6:51:37 AM

6950. Uses less power than the 560TI and also has a chance of unlocking to a 6970 which would offer superior performance
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November 20, 2011 7:01:59 AM

joeblogs said:
6950. Uses less power than the 560TI and also has a chance of unlocking to a 6970 which would offer superior performance

have you tried them?
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November 20, 2011 6:01:30 PM

Uses less power at idle .. who stares at the computer at idle .. I play games on full load and then turn pc off :) 
I'm gonna wait to see benches on that 448 .. and if it's around 250 and benches better then 6950 I'm taking it. Think about it it has 320-bit bus ... awesome
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November 21, 2011 1:10:48 AM

So i guess I am going for the 560 TI then. but only one problem though, I have just checked my balance and i only have so much cash left to purchase a graphics card. My budget as of now is around $170-$200. I am banking on the fact that cyber monday sales are usually very good, thus I can purchase a 560 TI.
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November 21, 2011 1:37:39 AM

The 560ti is a great card , the best part about it is that its just going to get better with the new version which will be out in just over a weeks time :) 
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November 22, 2011 12:49:18 AM

yeah look for cybermonday deals .. but I almost guarantee 560Ti will not drop below 200 clean i.e. no MIR/shipping/taxes
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November 22, 2011 5:13:41 AM

dont waste your time get GTX 560TI....and i am not a fan boy of any one but i chose that which gives you good performance and good all new features LIKE PHYSX but if u ask me that which one to chose in gts 450 or 5670 then i will tell u to buy ati in this round actualy 560ti perfomres 2-5% less then 6950 but take an example if you are playing batman arkham city ati 1080p with 6950 and you are geting 60fps(just an example) and with gtx 560ti you get 55fps with physx (just an example) not which one is better .....again not a fan boy of any one

now choice is up to you ...you are investing 270$ money and you deserve to get every feature this would be another case if u are investing 120$ then in this low price you will be puerly looking for performance :-)

this take my 5 min
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November 22, 2011 5:20:50 AM

I prefer NV's cards because of more gaming drivers support . besides, I prefer gigabyte graphic cards for his quiet fans and cooling~
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November 22, 2011 6:30:09 AM

The 6950 and 560ti are pretty much on par with each other, depending on the games you play , the 560ti's overclock very well , even more than a 6950 , so the performance of both cards are pretty much the same. With the new 560ti's just about to be released they should beat the performance of the 6950.
All comes down to your personal preference really.
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November 28, 2011 11:05:21 PM

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