Whats with ATI?

Hi,
all my life I have used nVidia graphics because I always thought they were superior. My setups included normal stuff: Intel Pentium 4 and a geforce 6200 was my first and went to things like the 2 core duo and a gtx260, but my latest build (this was just to get me started) was a AMD phenom II and a gts450. I'm now going to buy a new gpu and my budget is £200 and I found a gtx560 Ti from gainward is around £200, but seeing as AMD make ATI radeon I was thinking about switching. Can someone tell me performance-wise what matches the 560 Ti? I saw things like the HD6870 for a reasonable price, and a HD6950 for £200. So, will the 6870 play crysis 2 and skyrim at 1080p at highish settings at a decent fps? If not, is a HD6950 or GTX560 Ti better?
Thanks
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  1. A 560ti and a 6950 are very similar in performance and a great cards, comes down to personal preforance , but you cant go wrong with either card.
  2. 0BackwoodsBoy0 said:
    Hi,
    all my life I have used nVidia graphics because I always thought they were superior. My setups included normal stuff: Intel Pentium 4 and a geforce 6200 was my first and went to things like the 2 core duo and a gtx260, but my latest build (this was just to get me started) was a AMD phenom II and a gts450. I'm now going to buy a new gpu and my budget is £200 and I found a gtx560 Ti from gainward is around £200, but seeing as AMD make ATI radeon I was thinking about switching. Can someone tell me performance-wise what matches the 560 Ti? I saw things like the HD6870 for a reasonable price, and a HD6950 for £200. So, will the 6870 play crysis 2 and skyrim at 1080p at highish settings at a decent fps? If not, is a HD6950 or GTX560 Ti better?
    Thanks



    I have seen the GTX560ti's a lot cheaper than £200.00
  3. there are charts and reviews on toms, they have benchmarks in these games you can check out for more accurate measurement
  4. 6950 has almost exactly the same performance as 560Ti, but it eats less power (30-40W less than 560Ti).
  5. @ulysses35 I know, but I would like one with decent cooling and I know gainward are very good. I have seen ASUS ones for 180ish but an extra 20 wouldnt hurt for the OC version from gainward. @kitsunestarwind could u post a link? I cant find them :L and everyone else thanks, thats set my mind a bit, but will the 6870 do for skyrim?
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