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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 10, 2012 3:08:47 PM

Hey! I have a choice between two GPU's and just wanted to know what other people thought of them. Going to be using my PC to play Rift, maybe some WoW and other games like Skyrim. I would like to be able to play them on high or even ultra settings. Out of these two cards which one is best?

I am running an Core i5-2500k, 16GB RAM, 550w PSU (yes I know this needs to be upgraded soon) on a Sabertooth P67 Mobo.

HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, Dual DisplayPort -


MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC Geforce GTX 560 Ti 2GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI

Thanks for you help!

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March 10, 2012 3:22:05 PM

I'd get the ATI card, just because I have more luck with their drivers in general, but both cards are pretty equal in performance and will play Skyrim on Ultra comfortably.
March 10, 2012 3:26:37 PM

I'm more comfortable with ATI too but I would have to buy that at regular price. I can get the MSI for $200 from a friend of mine who is selling it brand new. I just wanted to know if there was a difference in performance when it came to both cards.
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March 10, 2012 3:53:31 PM

They are real close in performance, with each winning some of the benchmarks when pitted against each other. Over all the 6950 wins more than the 560Ti, but not by much in many cases. This may be due to this comparison being a 2gb 6850, and a 1gb 560Ti. I dont think you would notice a difference in real world game play
March 10, 2012 3:55:20 PM

The MSI card that I am looking at is 2GB. I believe its the Fermi card.
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March 10, 2012 4:36:38 PM

I saw that, I was just pointing out that the comparison in chart I linked to was a 2gb 6950 vs a 1gb 560Ti. The extra vram probably only improves performance at high resolutions though