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Thinking of Switching to NVIDIA from HD6950

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April 12, 2012 3:18:50 AM

Hello everyone this is my first question to ask here and looking for some solid answers in regards to what i want. First ill post my specs and then my question per say.

Phenom X6 1100T stock
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
8 GB Ripjaw Memory 1600
HD 6950 with 6970 bios
ASUS V236H 3D Monitor - Just One and only one

I just find first of all ATI is hard to get 3D working and i have a big interest in this. being able to watch a movie or play a game in 3D and why i want to go with NVIDIA but my question is if i switch to nvidia will the following be comparable to my card.

I was reading some bench marks that just 2 GTX 560 sli beats a single 6950 and 6970 and well if this is true would 2 GTX 560 Ti be better then my current card.


Thanks in advance.
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April 12, 2012 3:30:52 AM

You could always add another 6950 and xfire and get similar results to 560ti SLI.
Or you could go for 680 and have great performance with a single card and sell your 6950 to put towards your new purchase.
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April 12, 2012 3:31:51 AM

The GTX 560Ti is a better card than a GTX 560 so if two 560's beat a 6950 or 6970 then the 560Ti will do the same. I don'e know what your budget is but with the current state of prices you can take advantage and shop around for sales and rebates and you could even pick up a couple GTX 570's.
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April 12, 2012 3:40:30 AM

As far as the 3D situation goes, right now we have vendor-proprietary APIs for 3D which is why AMD's HD3D is so poorly supported compared to NVidia's 3D Vision. The new DX 11.1 spec in Windows 8 defines a unified 3D API so a game programmed for 3D using DX 11.1 will be able to run in 3D on any AMD or NVidia GPU supporting DX 11. As it stands right now 3D Vision is better supported, so an NVidia 3D solution makes more sense.
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April 12, 2012 3:49:14 AM

try to buy a 580 for cheap as that would be a large upgrade to the 6950 and should do 3d decently.
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April 12, 2012 3:52:36 AM

monsta said:
You could always add another 6950 and xfire and get similar results to 560ti SLI.
Or you could go for 680 and have great performance with a single card and sell your 6950 to put towards your new purchase.



dont get me wrong this card is great no issues really at all but i like the idea of 3d just for fun and something different.

and price range is 250apx but seen some good deals for around 200.


would 448 be much of a difference then 336 CUDA cores, as two 560 would give about 672 how does that work i had a bfg 8600GT OC switched to AMD for Dx 11 when nvidia didnt.
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April 23, 2012 2:16:40 PM

inzone said:
The GTX 560Ti is a better card than a GTX 560 so if two 560's beat a 6950 or 6970 then the 560Ti will do the same. I don'e know what your budget is but with the current state of prices you can take advantage and shop around for sales and rebates and you could even pick up a couple GTX 570's.



went with a 570 card and 3d vision 2 kit, will get another 570 soon
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April 23, 2012 2:17:02 PM

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April 23, 2012 7:24:10 PM

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