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December 27, 2011 10:28:49 PM

Which card will get the best use from i5 2500k?

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a c 172 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 10:38:35 PM

they both perform similarly, some games the 560ti is better, and for others the 6950 is better. What is your monitor resolution? both cards come in 2gb or 1gb cards, if your running higher than 1080p and like to crank up the texture detail, then the 2gb card might be a better option. something like battlefield 3 on max settings will benefit from 2gb vram even on a 1080p monitor.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 10:41:46 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
they both perform similarly, some games the 560ti is better, and for others the 6950 is better. What is your monitor resolution? both cards come in 2gb or 1gb cards, if your running higher than 1080p and like to crank up the texture detail, then the 2gb card might be a better option. something like battlefield 3 on max settings will benefit from 2gb vram even on a 1080p monitor.

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December 27, 2011 11:05:27 PM

My monitor is samsung 1920x1080. So 2GB cards don't just benefit multi monitor set ups?
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 11:10:56 PM

I'll be chastised for saying this but I'm used to it............... I look at 2gig as the new 1gig and 1gig the new 512.....at resolutions 1600 and above and especially if you want high settings....... follow ?
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 11:17:07 PM

2gb cards ONLY benefit multi-monitor setups, or 2560x1600 on a single monitor. More VRAM won't help at all in your situation.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 11:21:06 PM

kajabla said:
2gb cards ONLY benefit multi-monitor setups, or 2560x1600 on a single monitor. More VRAM won't help at all in your situation.


totally disagree............ stop reading FPS numbers and try actual performance. 1gig will suffer greatly without the extra vram
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December 27, 2011 11:37:33 PM

That is good to know. My pc build will be


EVGA GTX560 TI 
Cooler master HAF 912 
Asrock z68 extreme3 Gen3 
Corsair TX650 650W 
Intel i5 2500k 
OCZ Vertex3 60GB 
Corsair vengeance 8Gb Ram
Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM 
Samsung CD burner 
Cooler master hyper 212 plus 

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a c 271 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 11:42:15 PM

swifty_morgan said:
totally disagree............ stop reading FPS numbers and try actual performance. 1gig will suffer greatly without the extra vram

My cards only have 1GB and I run @19 x 20, what great suffering am I supposed to be seeing?
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 11:44:57 PM

you must have a magical machine
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a c 271 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 11:47:51 PM

swifty_morgan said:
you must have a magical machine

Or you're just wrong.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 12:20:20 AM

i don't think so. sorry.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 12:23:32 AM

swifty_morgan said:
i don't think so. sorry.

There's no need to feel sorry for yourself, but you are wrong.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 12:31:11 AM

Mousemonkey is all-seeing and all-knowing amen

Swifty, what's the difference that VRAM makes if not greater FPS? "Actual performance" is generally synonymous with FPS.
Situations do exist in which FPS numbers don't tell the whole story of performance, but the only one I can name off the top of my head is micro-stuttering, and that's not affected by VRAM.
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December 28, 2011 12:56:51 AM

To add my 2 cents. I got a 560 Ti 1gb.
My monitor's resolution is 1680 x 1050.

Just for transparency purposes my system specs are as follows

q6600 @ 3.3ghz
4gb of ram
4 plater based HDD
n 560 ti 1gb

With textures set to ultra in BF3, I get significant stuttering!
What I mean by stuttering is if I look around or move my mouse around slower than what the game requires, stuttering is minimal.
(As in, character pointed forward , walking instead of running)

But when I try spinning the character around by moving the mouse fast or in a situation which requires me to confront an enemy shooting at me from the back, fast. The stuttering kicks in to high gear and by the time the next frame loads, I'm dead.

However just by lowering the textures setting to High with no other changes, the problem goes away.

Furthermore in MSI afterburner , when used to monitor the Frames per second in game(multiplayer), shows no significant changes in Average fps between the 2 settings (Ultra / High). (for the textures setting). But with significant dips to single digits when the above mentioned stuttering occurs.

So I second that the OP should get a 2gb version and not the 1gb version.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 12:59:10 AM

Micro-stuttering is a phenomenon that occurs with two separate cards. With one card, it's just called low fps.
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December 28, 2011 1:00:08 AM

choose the nvidia

their drivers are much better and AMD are a dying company

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December 28, 2011 1:28:29 AM

Thanks for the info I'll go with Evga gtx560 2gb just to be on the safe side. Don't want any frame rate stuttering issues with BF3 or Skyrim
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December 28, 2011 1:36:14 AM

how come my my reply to fuggle is gone but fuggles troll reply is still there
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a c 271 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 1:38:34 AM

assudc01 said:
how come my my reply to fuggle is gone but fuggles troll reply is still there

Simply because, now move along.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 1:41:03 AM

NewbiePcgamer84 said:
Thanks for the info I'll go with Evga gtx560 2gb just to be on the safe side. Don't want any frame rate stuttering issues with BF3 or Skyrim



Stuttering only occurs when 2 cards are used in tandom, also the 560 is not the same as the 60ti

the 560 NON TI performs close to the 6870

AMD IS NOT DIEING.... why you gotta be trollin' fuggles
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 3:02:54 AM

No, seriously. The extra gigabyte will not help. There's no "on the safe side" when it comes to VRAM; the extra just sits idle.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 10:23:14 AM

If you like Nvidia Solutions choose 560 Ti instead of non-Ti.
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February 16, 2012 5:20:13 AM

Best answer selected by NewbiePcgamer84.
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