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December 4, 2011 1:08:19 AM

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NVIDIA GTX 560ti or AMD RADEON 6950(1 or 2gb) ,which one is best for 1280x1024 17" monitor

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December 4, 2011 1:21:59 AM

:lol:  thats such a low resolution, even something like a 6770 would fulfull your needs. But if you insist a 6950 would be the best choice :) 
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December 4, 2011 5:37:41 AM

At your resolution you'll use maybe half the horsepower of either card unless you try to max out Crysis, Crysis 2 or Metro 2033. If you aren't planning on upgrading to a higher resolution display you may want to consider getting a cheaper card like the 6770, it will offer the same performance as the 6950 and 560Ti at 1280x1024 on all but the most graphically intense titles. As said above, the 6950 is a little bit faster at stock clockspeeds. The 560Ti has more overclocking potential, but how far above the 6950 that will get you will vary depending on which model you get.
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December 4, 2011 5:49:54 AM
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at your res, you'd benefit more from a fast cpu. what is your current cpu? as for the cards, any one of them will do (imo they'd be overkill). you should go for the cheapest card. may be the 6950 1gb. however, the 560ti will have good driver support from nvidia. get at least a quad-core with 3.1 ghz (overclocked to 4+ ghz is better).
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December 4, 2011 6:03:55 AM

I would suggest a 6770 to max out most anything or a 6850 to max it all at your resolution.
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December 4, 2011 6:31:45 AM

:) 

It is pretty funny to get 6950/560Ti for 1280x1024. The fps you will get with 6950/560Ti will be the same as 6790/550Ti. So better get 6790/550Ti which is much cheaper, About $100 cheaper. In this resolution CPU is more important than GPU also. So do not get 6950/560Ti For that resolution.
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December 4, 2011 6:43:10 AM

This as well. +1
December 4, 2011 6:51:13 AM

anish449 said:
Hello,
NVIDIA GTX 560ti or AMD RADEON 6950(1 or 2gb) ,which one is best for 1280x1024 17" monitor


Forget about the vid card and buy a decent monitor first.
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December 4, 2011 6:54:46 AM

Homeboy2 said:
Forget about the vid card and buy a decent monitor first.


Monitor depends on your needs. If you don't need decent monitor then don't get one.
December 4, 2011 7:16:52 AM

According to your resolution the 560ti or 6950 are overkill(if you max out everything then its good) these gpus are for your future upgrade. I think you should buy a 6770 or 6790 then after 6months or more upgrade to any 28nm upcoming gpu
December 4, 2011 7:27:21 AM

I haven't read all the replies but most of you seem to imply that anything equal or superior to a 560~6950 is way overkill, i disagree... Is high resolutions the only aspect that defines a good graphics card?
Actually, as far as i know, high or low resolutions are affected mostly by the amount of vram, obviously all those extra pixels will have to be processed by something but it won't be nothing special to the gpu. Now how about FX? Aren't you guys forgetting AA, AF, Ray Tracing, DOF, Shadows, Shaders, Physics, Tesselation and plenty of other highly demanding effects... Do you guys really think that because he's going to play on lower resolutions these FX will be less demanding?... Or resolutions are everything to you?
Try to max out Crysis Warhead or Metro with DX11 enabled and all it's features with a 800x600 or even 640x480 resolution with a 6770 and you'll see what i mean...
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December 4, 2011 7:31:27 AM

CryptorX said:
I haven't read all the replies but most of you seem to imply that anything equal or superior to a 560~6950 is way overkill, i disagree... Is high resolutions the only aspect that defines a good graphics card?
Actually, as far as i know, high or low resolutions are affected mostly by the amount of vram, obviously all those extra pixels will have to be processed by something but it won't be nothing special to the gpu. Now how about FX? Aren't you guys forgetting AA, AF, Ray Tracing, DOF, Shadows, Shaders, Physics, Tesselation and plenty of other highly demanding effects... Do you guys really think that because he's going to play on lower resolutions these FX will be less demanding or resolutions are everything to you?

We aren't forgetting about anything, all of the fx can be calculated very very easily or at a small scale because of his resolution. Also not all games support ray tracing dof physics and tesselation otherwise everything else such as aa af shadows and shaders can be calculated very very easily in a mid range graphics card.
December 4, 2011 7:36:49 AM

anish449 said:
Hello,
NVIDIA GTX 560ti or AMD RADEON 6950(1 or 2gb) ,which one is best for 1280x1024 17" monitor


you can go for the gtx 460 it gives you a lot of power saving and low noise ..............go for the evga se edition you will be highly satisfied with the perfomance i am using benq e2220 21 inch screen and play at 1600*900 in all the games such as crysis and gta iv.............NVIDIA GTX 560ti or AMD RADEON 6950 way over the line for screen you have
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December 4, 2011 7:38:12 AM

mohit_king said:
you can go for the gtx 460 it gives you a lot of power saving and low noise ..............go for the evga se edition you will be highly satisfied with the perfomance i am using benq e2220 21 inch screen and play at 1600*900 in all the games such as crysis and gta iv.............NVIDIA GTX 560ti or AMD RADEON 6950 way over the line for screen you have

The "se" version has less cores than the regular 460, so if he wanted to do sli that would be a problem.
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December 4, 2011 7:49:27 AM

CryptorX said:
I haven't read all the replies but most of you seem to imply that anything equal or superior to a 560~6950 is way overkill, i disagree... Is high resolutions the only aspect that defines a good graphics card?
Actually, as far as i know, high or low resolutions are affected mostly by the amount of vram, obviously all those extra pixels will have to be processed by something but it won't be nothing special to the gpu. Now how about FX? Aren't you guys forgetting AA, AF, Ray Tracing, DOF, Shadows, Shaders, Physics, Tesselation and plenty of other highly demanding effects... Do you guys really think that because he's going to play on lower resolutions these FX will be less demanding?... Or resolutions are everything to you?
Try to max out Crysis Warhead or Metro with DX11 enabled and all it's features with a 800x600 or even 640x480 resolution with a 6770 and you'll see what i mean...


I can max crysis2 with a 5770 at 1366x720 high res pack dx11 all ultra settings no AA average framerate is about 32fps with explosions and such.

Try to max out metro at all and that sounds impossible.
December 4, 2011 8:20:05 AM

"GTX 550 Ti" OR "GTX 460" would gives you the desired performance
December 4, 2011 8:32:38 AM

spentshells said:
I can max crysis2 with a 5770 at 1366x720 high res pack dx11 all ultra settings no AA average framerate is about 32fps with explosions and such.

Try to max out metro at all and that sounds impossible.


Crysis 2 is highly optimized, but there is no way you have the tessellation pack enabled, no AA, and that game may have some nice FX (ray tracing being the most impressive) but the physics engine is far from impressive... so Crysis 2 just because his predecessors were catastrophically optimized, therefore, extremely demanding don't count as a reference in demanding games in my book (if i were Chuck Norris son would that make me a badass?), and 32 fps is getting near the limits of the acceptable, but a 5770 it's a nice card, i am just saying that no matter what resolution you play with, you can even take full advantage of a GTX580, maybe not his Vram, but is Vram the only thing we should look at?
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December 4, 2011 9:23:19 AM

OP is not answering on his thread. We are only busy giving answer. LOL
December 4, 2011 9:53:40 AM

You can either get a GTS 450, GTX 550ti or GTX 460......
December 4, 2011 1:57:24 PM

refillable said:
Monitor depends on your needs. If you don't need decent monitor then don't get one.

Everyone needs a decent monitor
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December 4, 2011 2:16:25 PM

Homeboy2 said:
Everyone needs a decent monitor

that doesn't mean they must get one. there could be budget constraints, availability problems, high price - a lot of factors could be different in different parts of the world.
op's resolution is not that low. the next display resolutions to upgrade to would be 1368x768 or something like that or 1400x900/1600x900 or 1920x1080. only 1080p offers slightly higher vertical resolution.
December 4, 2011 2:42:54 PM

de5_Roy said:
that doesn't mean they must get one. there could be budget constraints, availability problems, high price - a lot of factors could be different in different parts of the world.
op's resolution is not that low. the next display resolutions to upgrade to would be 1368x768 or something like that or 1400x900/1600x900 or 1920x1080. only 1080p offers slightly higher vertical resolution.

I don't advocate passing a law to get one, there is no monitor shortage and they are dirt cheap, the op is talking about getting a 6950, if he can afford that he should get a good monitor first, it just common sense.
December 4, 2011 3:00:03 PM

thanks guys for the speedy response the thing is i am planing to upgrade my existing 8yr old pc i am planning for getting
i7 2600(no plan to oc)
sabertooth p67 motherboard
8 gb ram(2*4gb) 1333hz
and a good gpu
but my monitor is samsung sync master 740n. is there any problem with the above
configuration also pls suggest a good psu my budget is around 60k INR
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December 4, 2011 3:04:56 PM

if you don't plan to oc, then get an h6x motherboard. and if you don't want to oc but want to use cfx/sli in the future, then i suggest a z68 atx motherboard. with a z68 motherboard you get to use the igp and igp-features like quick sync.
make sure that the ram is 1.5v ram.
are you buying online or from a shop? prices and availability should be different in india.
December 4, 2011 3:46:30 PM

de5_Roy said:
if you don't plan to oc, then get an h6x motherboard. and if you don't want to oc but want to use cfx/sli in the future, then i suggest a z68 atx motherboard. with a z68 motherboard you get to use the igp and igp-features like quick sync.
make sure that the ram is 1.5v ram.
are you buying online or from a shop? prices and availability should be different in india.


won't using a gpu makes integratd graphics useless ie will h6x or z68 be of any additional advantage w.r.t p67 and also i plan to get sabertooth due to its thermal efficiency and cfx and sli support.i am planing to get it from store on xmas.
December 4, 2011 3:58:49 PM

We got it the first time anish449 :bounce: 
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December 4, 2011 4:17:05 PM

Quote:
won't using a gpu makes integratd graphics useless ie will h6x or z68 be of any additional advantage w.r.t p67 and also i plan to get sabertooth due to its thermal efficiency and cfx and sli support.i am planing to get it from store on xmas.

yes, using discreet gfx will disable the igp. one the advantages of z68 over p67 is the ability to use the igp so if you don't want to use the igp then there's nothing wrong with getting a p67 motherboard.
another thing, make sure your p67 motherboard has b3 revision (fixes the cougar point chipset bug).
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December 4, 2011 4:25:41 PM

Homeboy2 said:
Everyone needs a decent monitor


If you don't need a decent monitor, Don't get one like Mr.Homeboy2

Also, Why do you need to use IGP when you have a GPU? Making IGP useless is OK and not s problem.
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December 4, 2011 4:45:04 PM

I second 384-Bits suggestion for the HD 6870.
I use one at that resolution myself.
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December 4, 2011 8:32:58 PM

anish449 said:
thanks guys for the speedy response the thing is i am planing to upgrade my existing 8yr old pc i am planning for getting
i7 2600(no plan to oc)
sabertooth p67 motherboard
8 gb ram(2*4gb) 1333hz
and a good gpu
but my monitor is samsung sync master 740n. is there any problem with the above
configuration also pls suggest a good psu my budget is around 60k INR

Get a 2500k and overclock it and get something like an asus p8z68-v or v-pro board so you will get the full benefits and support of ivybridge during april. For your gpu, get somethign like a 460 for now.
December 4, 2011 11:23:06 PM

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I don't know who you think you are as you talk utter crap.
Ray tracing is not in any current game and is an Nvidia feature used in maya using the mental ray plugin.
AA and AF and all the rest will be easier at a lower resolution no matter what card you have.


I made one mistake, i have a really bad habit of mistaking volumetric light scattering for ray tracing, mostly because i watch a lot of videos created on 3dsMax using match moving techniques that uses ray tracing for increased realism which i find fascinating (you should check some if you haven't already), it doesn't hurt my pride to admit an error, instead, i proudly and happily admit them because it means that i have learned something... that is the kind of person i think i am... and btw... nice way to start a conversation... nice talking to you too...
December 5, 2011 2:38:50 AM

amuffin said:
Get a 2500k and overclock it and get something like an asus p8z68-v or v-pro board so you will get the full benefits and support of ivybridge during april. For your gpu, get somethign like a 460 for now.


i heard that i7 and i5 k series is best for oc. but the thing is that i am not planning to oc , that's why i took i7 2600 into the list , bcoz firstly- i am a beginner and don't know how to do oc
secondly-won't oc decrease lifespan and void warranty
also won't ivybridge cost about 30-50% more. The performance and power consumption of ivy is good , it is the cost that makes it well above my budget.
December 5, 2011 2:43:46 AM

refillable said:
OP is not answering on his thread. We are only busy giving answer. LOL


i am answering my friend
December 5, 2011 3:00:57 AM

can anyone give me the current price of radeon hd 6950(1gb or 2gb) in india thanks in advance, also i may upgrade my monitor in future thats why the 6950.
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December 5, 2011 3:01:48 AM

anish449 said:
i heard that i7 and i5 k series is best for oc. but the thing is that i am not planning to oc , that's why i took i7 2600 into the list , bcoz firstly- i am a beginner and don't know how to do oc
secondly-won't oc decrease lifespan and void warranty
also won't ivybridge cost about 30-50% more. The performance and power consumption of ivy is good , it is the cost that makes it well above my budget.

A overclocked 2500k will outperform the 2600 in almost every single scenario, just in the bios change the multiplier from something like 33(3.3ghz) to 42 (4.2ghz). You save around 70 bucks.
December 5, 2011 3:09:46 AM

also asus, saphire,msi etc which radeon hd 6950 is best, also would asus dc2 model allow crossfire x as i heard that the card is large and would cover 2pci ports.
December 5, 2011 3:27:56 AM

amuffin said:
A overclocked 2500k will outperform the 2600 in almost every single scenario, just in the bios change the multiplier from something like 33(3.3ghz) to 42 (4.2ghz). You save around 70 bucks.


yes i fully accept that fact. but will the oc ,ie change multiplier to 42 ,require additional cooling mechanisms other than stock coolers.If it was possible to oc then i would have gone with the i7 2600k as the price diff from 2600 is about 2-3k INR , but no oc (warranty , lifespan, cooling considerations) apart from that i would be using the system basically for playing games, watching videos etc therefore no need for higher clock i guess.

also wont increasing the multiplier(oc) requires a higher speed ram (stock 1333hz) ie shouldn't bios speed requires resetting for the max performance. but as ''de5_roy'' the voltage stock is 1.5v.
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December 5, 2011 3:30:37 AM

anish449 said:
yes i fully accept that fact. but will the oc ,ie change multiplier to 42 ,require additional cooling mechanisms other than stock coolers.If it was possible to oc then i would have gone with the i7 2600k as the price diff from 2600 is about 2-3k INR , but no oc (warranty , lifespan, cooling considerations) apart from that i would be using the system basically for playing games, watching videos etc therefore no need for higher clock i guess.

also wont increasing the multiplier(oc) requires a higher speed ram (stock 1333hz) ie shouldn't bios speed requires resetting for the max performance. but as ''de5_roy'' the voltage stock is 1.5v.

overclocking the cpu will not require higher speed ram. Also overclocking the cpu increases performance in games.
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December 5, 2011 4:11:42 AM

anish449 said:
yes i fully accept that fact. but will the oc ,ie change multiplier to 42 ,require additional cooling mechanisms other than stock coolers.If it was possible to oc then i would have gone with the i7 2600k as the price diff from 2600 is about 2-3k INR , but no oc (warranty , lifespan, cooling considerations) apart from that i would be using the system basically for playing games, watching videos etc therefore no need for higher clock i guess.

also wont increasing the multiplier(oc) requires a higher speed ram (stock 1333hz) ie shouldn't bios speed requires resetting for the max performance. but as ''de5_roy'' the voltage stock is 1.5v.

sandy bridge supports up to 1.5 v rams. higher voltage rams can damage the cpu, according to intel engineers. however, it is possible in some cases to run higher voltage ram but it is not recommended.
nothing wrong with choosing not to overclock. but if you were to buy an overclockable cpu, you could use its overclockability to get some extra performance out of it after using it for some time. you can still oc your 2600 using turbo multipliers on a mobo that allows it (for single core max turbo).
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December 5, 2011 6:11:17 AM

ah. I see you from India. How are you? Kaise he?

It is about 15000-16000 INR

Considering you want to upgrade your monitor, getting 6950 is fine. You show me the one you want and I will tell you it is good or no ok?
December 5, 2011 2:46:01 PM

refillable said:
ah. I see you from India. How are you? Kaise he?

It is about 15000-16000 INR

Considering you want to upgrade your monitor, getting 6950 is fine. You show me the one you want and I will tell you it is good or no ok?


acha hai yaar... basically i am from kerala so little slow in hindi.
thanks for the reply, this is price of stock radeon 6950 i guess.,is it 1gb or 2 gb ,but i heard that the stock model runs at comparatively higher temperature and to some extend noisier. is it true. asus 6950 dc 2 "http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH6950_D... " is one of the models that i prefer. i don't know its price in india. also i read its review and found the card is very good but will it cover the 2 pci slots
December 5, 2011 2:54:23 PM

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