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HD 6950 or GTX 560 Ti?

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February 10, 2012 10:22:28 AM

Thats the question!

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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 10:25:30 AM

hd 6950 1gb for 1080p gaming gtx 560ti for overclocking hd 6950 2gb for unlocking shraders.
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February 10, 2012 10:38:27 AM

Mousemonkey said:
A question that you have already answered. :heink: 

yes that is 6870 here we are talking about 6950
February 10, 2012 10:39:21 AM

sunnk said:
hd 6950 1gb for 1080p gaming gtx 560ti for overclocking hd 6950 2gb for unlocking shraders.

okay i stay with the gtx
a c 84 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 10:41:48 AM

good dicision both are good gpus its all up to you which ever you choose there is no problems that i can say about gpus well goodluck with gtx 560ti overclock it and be happy with great performance.
February 10, 2012 10:43:01 AM

sunnk said:
good dicision both are good gpus its all up to you which ever you choose there is no problems that i can say about gpus well goodluck with gtx 560ti overclock it and be happy with great performance.

gtx because i only play at 1440x900 so the other cards are not for me right?
a c 84 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 10:50:58 AM

for that resolution you can play all the games with maxed settings with 4xaa with that gtx 560ti no need to go for any another card this card is good and even handle games at 1080p with some aa or none with max settings.
February 10, 2012 11:19:44 AM

sunnk said:
for that resolution you can play all the games with maxed settings with 4xaa with that gtx 560ti no need to go for any another card this card is good and even handle games at 1080p with some aa or none with max settings.

Thanks !!!
a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 11:19:54 AM

Bad logic in this thread.

1) The GTX 560 ti is a little less expensive but also a little less powerful.
2) Factor in the usual driver arguments regarding amd's drivers having a reputation for being less good (doubly so for crossfire/sli)
3) "I play at low res, so both are overkill, so card a is better" isn't a good argument unless you're saying card a costs less and is less wasted performance than card b. If that is the case then another, cheaper card that still maxes performance at your low res would be even better (perhaps a 560 non-ti or a 6870).
February 10, 2012 11:21:40 AM

I'm VERY happy with my 6950 2GB model - it just works. But if you're going to play newer nfs games (world excluded) or other intentionally crippled games you'll need the less well performing nvidia card.
February 10, 2012 11:44:15 AM

Not one person has said that certain 2gb 6950 can be flashed to a 6970. That right there should be the deciding factor.
a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 12:51:17 PM

tdoughtony said:
Not one person has said that certain 2gb 6950 can be flashed to a 6970. That right there should be the deciding factor.


Sunnk did mention it. Also, there are no guarantees that a particular model of 6950 2gb (or specific units of that model) will flash. I'd suggest that users that aren't comfortable enough selecting a Graphics Card on their own are going to be comfortable flashing their BIOS. It's not an incredibly technical process, but there's some pucker factor and inexperienced enthusiasts may shy away. Not exactly a cut and dry situation.

a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 1:20:01 PM

I did flash my 6950 and it is a great card. Never had any problems with ATI/AMD drivers since my 9800 days. Just to set the record straight for the 100th time. A flashed 6950 with increased shader count is not the same as a 6970. It falls between in performance. There are other differences in the two cards. My advice here is if you want better performance than the 6950 get the 6970. The cost difference spent today is pennies when factored out over the life of the card. I flashed because I wanted to try it and was fortunate not to have problems. There are many recent threads from users who have bricked recently bought 2g versions. There seems to be about a $70 US difference in a 6950/6970. Back on topic either card is a great performer. In this comparison they are tied in my opinion. I would buy the one I got the best deal on and with the best warranty. If you can find the extra cash then it is a no brainier for me..get a 6970.
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