HD 6950 vs GTX 560 Ti / Effective Memory Clock?

So recently I have been doing alot of research between Nvidia and Radeon Graphics Cards, and I am trying to settle between two different cards.
The "HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950" which has 2GB (@1,280MHz)
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB which has 1GB (@4,104MHz)

Now I don't know all that much when it comes to GPU's so I am kind of stuck, they both seem like excelent cards, and I'm not sure that I could go wrong with either one of them; but some sites say that the 6950 has better specs but when comparing these two cards on newegg that doesnt seem to be the case???
(HD6950 / GTX560)

Core Clock = (840MHz / 850MHz)
Processors =
(1408 Stream Processing Units / 384 Processor Cores)
Effective Mem. Clock = (1280MHz / 4104MHz)

To me it looks as though the GTX has better specs, can anyone help me, I am sort of confused?
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  1. They are not directly comparable on specs since they are different architecture! In general the HD6950 has the performance edge. One card is giving actual ram speed and the other one effective.
  2. Overall, the 6950 is the better choice. But, to make that choice even simpler and almost a definite yes for the 6950, get this model :


    comes with a bios switch (read the feedback) which can turn it into a 6970. A 6970 is definitely better than a 560ti. You're getting a 6970 for the price of a 6950! Can't go wrong there.
  3. If you only care about fps, only running 1080p or below and will not bios switch like the sapphire version 1GB 6950 version of that card is enough.

    This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161388

    If you want bios switch then go with the one that is able to do so and must be 2gb.
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