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Which is better radeon hd 6950 2gb or gtx 560 2gb

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December 31, 2011 4:56:41 PM

which is better radeon hd 6950 2gb or gtx 560 2gb because i am deciding to buy one of them
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 5:49:32 PM

You want phsyixs or eyefinity?
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 5:58:58 PM

What's your monitor resolution? If it's 1920x1080 or lower, stick to 1gb.
You mean 560 Ti. The plain 560's not as good.
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December 31, 2011 6:03:29 PM

What resolution are you gaming at? The 560 2gb card does no better in benchmarks than the 560 1gb in resolutions 1920x1080 and lower. It just doesn't need the extra vram. Plus a gtx560 has barely enough GPU to play @1920x1080 with good settings comfortably. Where I could see a use for that vram is 2 x 560 2gb with nvidia surround.

The 6950 is much more powerful than a gtx 560.
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 6:40:28 PM

I'm assuming the OP means 560 Ti, which trades benchmarks with the 6950.
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 6:43:28 PM

That's what I assumed. If its indeed a non-ti then yeah 6950.
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December 31, 2011 11:31:01 PM

There's a 560ti 2gb?? Where?
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 11:36:24 PM

There is one, but as has been said, it's not worth getting at 1920x1080.
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a c 228 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 11:54:35 PM

You decide:

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

Reference Models
$ 220.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.46 - $ 0.59
$ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52

Factory OC'd models
$ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50

From the above, Id say if ya getting a "reference model", as a single card, the 6950 (479 fps) has a 24 fps advantage.....if ya get the factory OC'd models, and why not given the pricing, it's virtual tie, with the 560 (495 fps) having a teeny 11 fps lead.

If SLI or CF in the future, it's the factory OC'd 560 in an easy 100+ fps win w/ 862 fps.

But as was said above, at 2560 x 1600 Id do the 2GB 6950.

This one would be my choice
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 1, 2012 1:01:19 AM

Is the 2win (dual gpu 560 ti) dual 2GB's? Or is it two 1gb's listed as 2gb like the 5970? Tri 560ti 2GB's would be a bitchin surround set up.
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 4:35:08 AM

It's shared, listed like the 5970.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 4:56:46 AM

I've had them both. get the 6950 2gig card.
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 4:59:38 AM

ONLY for resolutions over HD.
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January 3, 2012 5:51:04 AM

larkspur said:
What resolution are you gaming at? The 560 2gb card does no better in benchmarks than the 560 1gb in resolutions 1920x1080 and lower. It just doesn't need the extra vram. Plus a gtx560 has barely enough GPU to play @1920x1080 with good settings comfortably. Where I could see a use for that vram is 2 x 560 2gb with nvidia surround.

The 6950 is much more powerful than a gtx 560.

my resolution is 1024*768
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January 3, 2012 6:08:23 AM

rainaumang said:
my resolution is 1024*768



LOL............ guess you need a 580 for that.... LOL............... get a 6770 or a 6850............ the latter being overkill so you should never have problems.
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January 3, 2012 2:57:32 PM

Best answer selected by rainaumang.
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January 3, 2012 3:10:42 PM

6950 relies on sheer amount of spu's. This should make it more stable than the 560 in graphically intense moments on games. You'll have to get two 560's if you want to run at least 3 monitors. 6950 is the better choice for the price.
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