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I know the 6950 triumphs over the 560 ti default model because the 560 has half as much memory. But if I had the model with 2gb, the same as the 6950 has, which card pulls ahead in a cfx/sli setup on a 2560x1600 display? Or is it a dead draw? Thanks for any ideas.
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the 6950s would still win... they seem to scale better
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The 6950 should still be better.
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Hmm. Do you not like your 560's? Or is that rig in your sig outdated now?
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post #5 of 16
The HD 6950 is faster than the GTX 560Ti regardless of memory size.

HD 6950 is meant to compete with the GTX 570.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by For Victory View Post
Hmm. Do you not like your 560's? Or is that rig in your sig outdated now?
never said i didn't like them lol
just sayin the facts

EDIT: to the person below me... we are comparing skews that have the same gb of ram

both having 2gb, so Ceteris paribus
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/4/11 at 2:44pm
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post #7 of 16
the 6950 does not win BECAUSE it has 2gb.... running Crysis on max settings only uses around 900 or so megabytes (1080p)... that means 2GB is super overkill.

the 6950 wins, imho, because its unlockable and super overclockable. no to mention a pretty fair price tag.
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post #8 of 16
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Ah, ok. I was trying to find a way to keep physx. I guess I'll go with ATI this round. I am also tempted to just stick with a single gtx 580 but I play at 2560x1600 and use hi-res mods in most of my games. The 1.5 gb memory limit might be a problem at that resolution also.
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Originally Posted by For Victory View Post
Ah, ok. I was trying to find a way to keep physx. I guess I'll go with ATI this round. I am also tempted to just stick with a single gtx 580 but I play at 2560x1600 and use hi-res mods in most of my games. The 1.5 gb memory limit might be a problem at that resolution also.
i had a 580 before also... just get the 3gb skew... only a few bucks more expensive? sell it and buy that one... you should be good then
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post #10 of 16
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That appeals to me, but if dual 6950's annihilate a single 580 of any memory size, the enthusiast part of my brain is saying to go with that. I just don't really know if I want to risk cursing myself with micro-stutter or something.
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