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MSI Twin Frozr III HD 6950 OC vs EVGA GTX 560 Ti Classified 448 Cores?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 25, 2012 12:29:33 AM

Hello ladies and gentlemen!

I am new to Tom's Hardware, and today I would like to ask folks here for some advice :p 

I am currently building a custom PC and I need to pick a good GPU to fit my need with the best one I can get with my budget.

I like to play hardcore games and I always want to play newest games with ultra settings without dropping frame rate.

I am stuck with 2 of GPU that I personally like so far, and I don't know which one should come out on top:

The 1st one is MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5. It costs $300 with free shipping on Amazon

The 2nd one is EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores CLASSIFIED 1.25 GB 320 GDDR5. It costs $290 with free shipping on Newegg

Which one should I choose people?

I have 2 monitors: 19 inches Acer 1600x900 max and 24 inches Asus 1920x1080 max built-in-TV.

I am using GFC GeForce 9800GT 1GB 256-bit. If I buy GTX 560 Ti for example, I can just plug the 560 in and use both of them? I don't and I am not going to SLI or Crossfire. Just to have 2 cards but when I play games I will use 560/6950.

Credits for anybody who is willing to help me! Thanks!
a c 92 U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 2:36:30 AM

yea the 448 core is faster.

I would get the 1 gb version of the twin frozr III from new egg for $230 tho since thats a lot cheaper for the same performance.
a c 88 U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 4:29:13 AM

Definately go with the EVGA GTX 560ti 448 , its a great card and overclocks quite well, you will not be dissapointed by this card.
As for using it with the 9800GT, I would advise against it , it will just suck more power, create more heat and hassles, its just not worth the drama, even to be used as a separate physx card.