EVGA GTX 560 Ti DS SC SLI or SAPPHIRE HD 6950 XFIRE?

Im planning to do a SLI or Crossfire gaming setup. What is the best choice to do so? The 6950 Xfire or 560 Ti SLI?

This currently is my rig:

Processor: Intel i5-2500k with CM Hyper 212 EVO HSF
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance
PSU: 850W Corsair TX850
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 160-GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67

Thanks in advance! :)
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  1. Depends on you totally...
  2. That comes down to personal choice and mobo.
  3. I'm doing SLI, and its working great
  4. 6950 and 560 TI is pretty identical in performance and price. I'd go with the 560 TIs because they use less power to get the same performance and at the same price.
  5. blazorthon said:
    6950 and 560 TI is pretty identical in performance and price. I'd go with the 560 TIs because they use less power to get the same performance and at the same price.

    What??? :o
  6. do you already have a 6950? if not a single 7970 is a far far better choice
  7. i am personally saving for the 7990 but yes the 6950 is basicllly tied with the 560 ti
  8. The only thing that may set them apart would be the driver support. Generally the 560's in SLI will have more prompt support and fixes for newer games. Crossfire support usually lags behind the release of new games.
    http://hardocp.com/article/2012/01/17/amd_crossfirex_drivers_opportunity_lost/
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/01/30/amd_radeon_hd_7950_video_card_review/15
  9. I would say the 560 Ti Hawk which will be a better card to use in SLI. Then there is the 560 Ti 448 core which is almost or as fast as the 570. I like Nvidia on the high end cards putting aside AMD 7xxx series. This is just my opinion on my likes and dislikes.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578&Tpk=GTX%20560%20ti%20hawk

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1fydjmlisszml
  10. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-6.html
    Tom's said that the 560 TI uses less power than the 6950. If you think they're wrong then take it up with them.
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