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Gtx560ti 448 or radeon 6950 2gb

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January 11, 2012 5:49:27 PM

im looking to buy a new graphics card to play all games and im not sure which one out of gtx560ti 448 or radeon 6950 2gb which one is better :) 
January 11, 2012 5:57:28 PM

It depends on the game. Search for benchmarks on games that you play frequently and it should help with your decision. I personally would get the 6950 2gb as many have the ability to mod the BIOS and unlock more shaders/higher clocks.
January 11, 2012 7:00:42 PM

You wont not need a 2GB card ;)  It's just a good sales point, the more the better but with a graphics card lets say the GB is the size of a warehouse where boxes (data) is stored and used.
Having a massive warehouse (3GB) is good depending what your doing but for gaming you hardly need any, it's all about how fast your "workers" or clock speeds/timings are.
I would suggest the GTX 560, its faster in the areas that you need for gaming rather than design/editing.
I hope this helped and all the best :) 
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January 11, 2012 7:03:11 PM

Out of the two I would def get the 560ti 448, it overclocks like a trooper and you will have better performance than the 6950.
January 11, 2012 7:15:44 PM

The 560 is more expensive, and about as good. They both overclock well (560 is better) but with the 6950 you also have the option to try the 6970 unlock, which would be significantly better.

Another important thing to keep in mind is availability. The 6950s are very popular and as such it would be easy to get another or follow through on an RMA, however the 448 core GTX 560ti is limited edition so there won't be many to be had in the future and the price will go up instead of down.

noahscorp, you're getting Ghz and GB mixed up. First is frequency, second is number of bytes. More to the point, there are now games that can use the extra VRAM and since OP hasn't mentioned his monitor resolution (you should tell us, OP) we can't be sure of what he may need.
January 12, 2012 2:31:21 PM

greenrider02 said:
The 560 is more expensive, and about as good. They both overclock well (560 is better) but with the 6950 you also have the option to try the 6970 unlock, which would be significantly better.

Another important thing to keep in mind is availability. The 6950s are very popular and as such it would be easy to get another or follow through on an RMA, however the 448 core GTX 560ti is limited edition so there won't be many to be had in the future and the price will go up instead of down.

noahscorp, you're getting Ghz and GB mixed up. First is frequency, second is number of bytes. More to the point, there are now games that can use the extra VRAM and since OP hasn't mentioned his monitor resolution (you should tell us, OP) we can't be sure of what he may need.



Yes indeed i did thank you for pointing it out :p 
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January 12, 2012 5:42:06 PM

A 6950 1GB will give you identical performance for less money as compared to the 2GB version. Don't get sucked into "omg twice as much VRAM must be twice as much gameage!!!"
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