I have saved up enough to buy the 6850 but wondering if I wait a month or so if the extra money is worth the 6950 or GTX 560 ti.
I play all sorts of games such as GTA IV, BF3, Batman Arkham City, NFS, Skyrim, NBA 2k12 etc..
I play at resolution (for now) at 1440x900 (I think, I know first number is 1440!) I plan to buy a new monitor soon to play in higher resolution. (Not sure how to get the max resolution unless you get a newer monitor kinda a noob!)
My PC Specs are as follows:
CPU - i5-3570k (OC to 4.3)
MOBO - Gigabyte Z77 DH3 (ONLY Crossfire capable, no SLI)
Ram - 8gb Corsair
PSU - Kingwin Lazer 850w 80+ Bronze
Cooler - Hyper 212+
Case - NZXT M59 (Should barely fit the 6950)
Video card (Current) - Intel HD 4000 (Seems to run games faster than my 9500 GT)
Well it would be a toss up between the 6950 or the 560 ti. The 2GB would be good for BF3 and if you run resolution higher then 1920 x 1200 or more than one monitor. And it would be good for the fucture.
I will link you to some stuff and you will know what to do after you look at it. By showing you these you can do all the test you want. I like nVidia myself but it is up to you.
The very last links are to all the 560 Ti's including the 448 core ones and they are very close to being a 570. One of them only cost $254.00 for a card that is in some cases as fast as a GTX 570.
I do not plan on ever going over 1920x1200 and never will use more than one monitor. Does that make any difference on which to get? I know I said what I play for now, but this makes it more clear what I am wanting to try. Thanks guys!
So the 6870 is out of the question? I would love to get the 6950 or something but on a tight budget after the purchase of the other parts and I wonder if I will regret not spending an extra 60+ by gettng a 6870?
Never suggested I couldn't afford it, I clearly stated I am on a tight budget and wondered if $60 was worth the performance between 6870 and 6950. I have the money now to get the 6870 but I could wait a few more weeks or so and have the money for the 6950.
It seems everyone likes the 6950 2gb, so I think I will save for it, does anyone have any brand 6950s for recommedation or is the one I posted good?
I can only recommend you not cheap out and get a 1GB 6950 like I did. I was disappointed. That being said, I bought my gtx 570 which is only 1.25GB and haven't been happier. Though I did get it right after the gtx 600s were announced, and a local retailer was practically giving their gtx 500s away.
I have have to agree with the everybody else since your MOBO will not SLI then it would be better to buy a AMD/ATI card as apposed to a nVidia card. The 6950 is a lot better card than the 6870.
I gave you that bench mark at the begining of this thread. But the 7850 or the 7870 would be your better choice of all the cards shown on here. But in the end the 6950 is a good card and you can get another down the road and CF them. Good luck.