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Zotac 560 ti vs Sapphire 6950 2gb

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August 10, 2012 7:44:08 PM

Trying to decide which to get for my gaming pc I'm going to build for $800.

Any advice?

Zotac 560 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 6950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 10, 2012 8:07:09 PM

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Benchmark comparison
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=330

Check out the soon to release 660 from nividia



Ah, so they're fairly evenly matched, one coming ahead in some games, the other in other games. I believe that the particular zotac one I mentioned comes factory overclocked. Will that cause it to become the better option?
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August 10, 2012 9:01:41 PM

They're pretty even, but the 6950 can usually edge out a 1-3% difference in performance in most cases.

Even if they were even in performance, the 6950 is cheaper.
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August 10, 2012 9:53:19 PM

No No No No. You just got shown a chart with a stock 560ti vs a 6950 that Zotac AMP card is way faster. Its as capable as a 6970.

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August 10, 2012 10:06:35 PM

mactronix said:
No No No No. You just got shown a chart with a stock 560ti vs a 6950 that Zotac AMP card is way faster. Its as capable as a 6970.

Mactronix :) 



it takes three clicks of a mouse to overclock that 6950 to just as fast if not more.

OP the 6950 will be better at higher resolutions as well.
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August 10, 2012 11:56:08 PM

bigcyco1 said:
That is called cheating that's a stock 560 TI come on really?


I did not even notice it was a 560ti in the chart. Apologies OP and others

Get whatever card you can afford. Did you check out the 660?

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August 10, 2012 11:59:41 PM

Also the 6950 comes with Dirt3
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August 11, 2012 12:17:48 AM

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I did not even notice it was a 560ti in the chart. Apologies OP and others

Get whatever card you can afford. Did you check out the 660?
o.k. it's all good we all make mistakes nobody is perfect i believe you. :) 

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August 11, 2012 6:26:19 AM
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cbrunnem said:
it takes three clicks of a mouse to overclock that 6950 to just as fast if not more.

OP the 6950 will be better at higher resolutions as well.



For your information that make and model of 560Ti is capable of clocking as high as the fastest third part 6970 in production, probably with a similar amount of clicks. And I am referring to the fastest 6970 in production + user overclock Vs Zotac 560Ti AMP + user overclock.

The extra Ram the 6950 has would help at very high resolutions but 1920 X 1080 and below is fine with 1 Gb

Op I didn't mention over clocking before which I probably should have done but be warned there is no such thing as a guaranteed over clock. Either card could turn out to be either a very good or a very bad over clocker, it's different from chip to chip. Sometimes you can end up with nothing at all, rare these days but it happens.

Mactronix :) 
August 11, 2012 1:14:24 PM

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August 11, 2012 1:15:38 PM

mactronix said:
For your information that make and model of 560Ti is capable of clocking as high as the fastest third part 6970 in production, probably with a similar amount of clicks. And I am referring to the fastest 6970 in production + user overclock Vs Zotac 560Ti AMP + user overclock.

The extra Ram the 6950 has would help at very high resolutions but 1920 X 1080 and below is fine with 1 Gb

Op I didn't mention over clocking before which I probably should have done but be warned there is no such thing as a guaranteed over clock. Either card could turn out to be either a very good or a very bad over clocker, it's different from chip to chip. Sometimes you can end up with nothing at all, rare these days but it happens.

Mactronix :) 


Okay thanks for the advice! I think I'm going to go with the 560 ti. I can't see myself ever playing at anything over 1920 x 1080.
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August 11, 2012 1:40:56 PM

mactronix said:
For your information that make and model of 560Ti is capable of clocking as high as the fastest third part 6970 in production, probably with a similar amount of clicks. And I am referring to the fastest 6970 in production + user overclock Vs Zotac 560Ti AMP + user overclock.

The extra Ram the 6950 has would help at very high resolutions but 1920 X 1080 and below is fine with 1 Gb

Op I didn't mention over clocking before which I probably should have done but be warned there is no such thing as a guaranteed over clock. Either card could turn out to be either a very good or a very bad over clocker, it's different from chip to chip. Sometimes you can end up with nothing at all, rare these days but it happens.

Mactronix :) 


lol brain wash him while youre at it
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August 11, 2012 10:04:17 PM

So, I thought I referenced a 560 vs 6950. Turns out, I didn`t notice a 560ti was selected and you ended up getting it. Geez...The guys are still going to say I cheated somehow and I didn`t, seriously.
Anyhow, way to do your research on this one and figure out what`s going to work best for you.
Another win for the green camp. Nvidia thanks you by providing an excellent gfx card.

By the way, brief list of system specs.

Enjoy!

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