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

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!
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  1. I would say the GTX 560 Ti 448 core. This card is inbetween a 570 and a 560 ti It is a much better and faster than the AMD 6950. Nvidia is better on the high end cards and AMD is better on the low end cards. These two links should help you. For my self I love Nvidia. Good luck to ya

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/336014-33-sapphire-6950-560ti-560ti

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=499
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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