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6950 or GTX560 TI

Which card will get the best use from i5 2500k?
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    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.
  2. 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.

    +1
  3. My monitor is samsung 1920x1080. So 2GB cards don't just benefit multi monitor set ups?
  4. 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 ?
  5. 2gb cards ONLY benefit multi-monitor setups, or 2560x1600 on a single monitor. More VRAM won't help at all in your situation.
  6. 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
  7. 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 
  8. 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?
  9. you must have a magical machine
  10. swifty_morgan said:
    you must have a magical machine

    Or you're just wrong.
  11. i don't think so. sorry.
  12. swifty_morgan said:
    i don't think so. sorry.

    There's no need to feel sorry for yourself, but you are wrong.
  13. 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.
  14. There is a very small difference for now and at 1920x1080 having 2gb of video memory doesn't affect most games:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/328213-33-video-card
  15. 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.
  16. Micro-stuttering is a phenomenon that occurs with two separate cards. With one card, it's just called low fps.
  17. choose the nvidia

    their drivers are much better and AMD are a dying company
  18. 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
  19. how come my my reply to fuggle is gone but fuggles troll reply is still there
  20. assudc01 said:
    how come my my reply to fuggle is gone but fuggles troll reply is still there

    Simply because, now move along.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. If you like Nvidia Solutions choose 560 Ti instead of non-Ti.
  24. Best answer selected by NewbiePcgamer84.
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