Hello guys, I am going to buy a new gpu ,and I am pretty confused here I only got enough cash for HD 6950 or Gtx 560 ti --which one should I buy ?
I can also wait a month or two it doesn't matter.
-- will the HD 7870 be as the same price? and would it be a better card?
My current PC specs are
HD 7870 is almost as powerful as the GTX 580, will come with a price range from $350-$380.
And yes your CPU will bottleneck any of those high end GPUs including the HD 6950 or GTX 560ti in such a resolution.
You should consider upgrading your CPU to something more powerful such as phenom II 975 or 980 BE. ( if they are still out there)
It will be the standard one as I can't afford the 448 also I got a limited budget so I can't upgrade my CPU now also the only available option for me if I am going to upgrade later is the new bulldozer thing cause phenom x4 are no longer out there (My budget is choking me man)
Some of them is still available on newegg, Don't upgrade to bulldozer as the performance is tiny comparable to the previous generations, wat for that Piledriver it's said to be having noticeable performance.
HD 6950 is better than the standard GTX 560ti as u can see fom the benches above, the 448 version is almost as powerful as a GTX 570, HD 6970 is better than both.