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Gtx 560 ti 1gb or radeon 6950 2gb

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August 4, 2012 3:03:13 PM

Hi all, which one is better among the two? gtx 560 ti 1gb or radeon 6950 2gb? I have 18.5 inch lcd monitor of AOC..
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August 4, 2012 3:18:31 PM

The HD 6950 is the faster card and can also be unlocked to a HD 6970 which will make it significantly faster than a GTX 560 Ti.
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August 4, 2012 3:29:48 PM

Kamen_BG said:
The HD 6950 is the faster card and can also be unlocked to a HD 6970 which will make it significantly faster than a GTX 560 Ti.



actually gtx 560 ti is a cheaper card. but its 1gb as compare to 6950 which is 2gb.. but will that make much difference as my monitor is only 18.5 inch?
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August 4, 2012 3:34:07 PM

Flashing HD 6950 to an HD 6970 isn't worth that doesn't mean you'll be get the actuall power HD 6970 flashing only change the last two digits from 50 to 70. Here's GTX 560ti gets my vote of better driver stable overclocking.
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August 4, 2012 3:48:40 PM

would depend on resolution. if it's 1600 or above I wouldn't hesitate to get the 2gig card. if you plan on going bigger in the near future i would get the bigger card. not enough information provided. on the other hand 18.5" monitor gives the impression of lower end machine and the rest of the components may not drive either card to their potential.
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August 4, 2012 3:59:27 PM

xtreme5 said:
Flashing HD 6950 to an HD 6970 isn't worth that doesn't mean you'll be get the actuall power HD 6970 flashing only change the last two digits from 50 to 70. Here's GTX 560ti gets my vote of better driver stable overclocking.


but gtx 560 ti is 1gb and 6950 is 2gb.. will that make any difference for high end gaming?
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August 4, 2012 4:33:42 PM

post which games you want to play. People want to know how you want to use your GPU.
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August 4, 2012 4:35:46 PM

btw, you posted in "CPU & Components". You should post under "Graphics & Displays"
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August 4, 2012 4:46:47 PM

soumyaelec said:
but gtx 560 ti is 1gb and 6950 is 2gb.. will that make any difference for high end gaming?


Only if you game at a res above 1080p (which I'm just guessing that your 18.5" monitor ISN'T higher than 1080p).

1GB of VRAM is just fine for 1080p and below for almost any game that I know of, except for possibly BF3, and there are PLENTY of people playing BF3 on 1GB cards just fine (including myself).

And before you ask, no there's no performance advantage to having more than you need either. The graphics core itself matters a lot more than the amount of VRAM in most cases.

Also, you WON'T be able to unlock the 6950 to a 6970 like Kamen_bg said. That stopped being possible VERY early on in its production because AMD got wise to it and made it impossible on all newer versions of the card.
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August 4, 2012 7:36:17 PM

yeah, a little difference between 1gb vs 2gb.
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August 5, 2012 12:11:23 AM

until you start cranking up your settings and you'll realize it's not so.
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August 5, 2012 12:12:33 AM

swifty_morgan said:
until you start cranking up your settings and you'll realize it's not so.


Realistically though, what games? BF3 and Crysis? I can't imagine there are very many current titles that need 1.5-2GB of VRAM at 1080p, even totally maxed out.
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