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HD6950 Vs GTX560?

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October 16, 2012 8:13:44 PM

Hi, i am getting a new graphics card on my birthday (December 13), and there are two options i am considering, a XFX 6950 (Used, but guaranteed to be working), or a PALIT gtx560 (Non ti) new. I believe the 6950 is more powerful than a TI, but im not sure, Also, my PSU should power both cards fine as it's 80+ and SLI certified.

Rest of system:

Core 2 duo e7500 @3.41GHz
4GB DDR2 Ram
Nvidia geforce 9400gt (Currently)
Asrock g41m-vs2
500g/b WD hard drive.
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit.

Monitor Resolution - 1920x1080 (Looks crap on all other resolutions)

Games i want to play:

Battlefield 3
Mafia 2
Euro truck simulator 2
Raceroom racing experience.

Cheers!

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October 16, 2012 8:18:27 PM

Get the 6950, BUT both would be bottlenecked a bit by the C2D (the 6950 more than the 560).

The 560 can't handle 1080p at high detail settings and the 6950 should be able to. It won't do 60 FPS maxed out, but you should still be able to put most of the settings on high.

Still, what will hold you back overall is the C2D.
October 16, 2012 8:21:51 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Get the 6950, BUT both would be bottlenecked a bit by the C2D (the 6950 more than the 560).

The 560 can't handle 1080p at high detail settings and the 6950 should be able to. It won't do 60 FPS maxed out, but you should still be able to put most of the settings on high.

Still, what will hold you back overall is the C2D.


Ok, thank you, what if i overclocked it more to around 3.8GHz, would it still bottleneck, also, do you think the 6950 would handle all these games and future ones, gonna have to upgrade my rig in a couple of years :/ 
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October 16, 2012 8:31:03 PM

thomasd221 said:
Ok, thank you, what if i overclocked it more to around 3.8GHz, would it still bottleneck, also, do you think the 6950 would handle all these games and future ones, gonna have to upgrade my rig in a couple of years :/ 


A little more OC wouldn't hurt, but it's never going to completely erase the bottleneck.

As far as the 6950 lasting you for a while, the card itself will, but the CPU will let you down much more than the 6950 as time goes on. It just won't be able to keep up.
October 16, 2012 8:41:42 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
A little more OC wouldn't hurt, but it's never going to completely erase the bottleneck.

As far as the 6950 lasting you for a while, the card itself will, but the CPU will let you down much more than the 6950 as time goes on. It just won't be able to keep up.


Ok, thank you!
October 16, 2012 8:44:14 PM

You're welcome. :) 
October 16, 2012 8:56:56 PM

Yup 6950 is significantly more powerful.
October 16, 2012 9:16:17 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Yup 6950 is significantly more powerful.


Ok, just to let you know, my power supply is a FSP Bluestorm ii 500W with 1 6pin and 1 8pin connector, will it be enough?

Cheers
October 16, 2012 9:21:01 PM

Not one of the best PSU's, but it's good enough (AMD recommends a 500W PSU with two 6 pin PCIe connectors, which you have covered).
October 16, 2012 9:37:49 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Not one of the best PSU's, but it's good enough (AMD recommends a 500W PSU with two 6 pin PCIe connectors, which you have covered).


Ok, thanks to you ill be getting the 6950!!

Cheers!

Also thanks to everyone else is who posted
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