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I am in the process of selling my gtx 295 as heat and noise issues and bothering me and I would rather have a single card, I don't use all its power anyways. So I am willing to spend about $250 on a new graphics card as I am hoping to get about $180 back from my 295. What would be my best option? I am looking at the gtx 560 hawk and the 6950 that may unlock.
post #2 of 14
Definitely 6950 2GB for that price range. In fact i might post my reference Asus 6950 2GB for sale around that price soon.
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post #3 of 14
HD 6950 1GB or 2GB
GTX 560 Ti

Can't go wrong with either. 6950 has a slight edge, unlocked or not.
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post #4 of 14
well the cheapest hd 6950 that'll unlock is $275 on newegg so you might have to shell out so more $ if that's where you plan to buy it. i heard the Twin frozr II gtx 560 had a price drop it's $250 on newegg
post #5 of 14
The 6950 and 560 trade blows depending on the game. It basically comes down to your preference really.
post #6 of 14
For $250, the GTX 560 Ti hands down. The reference 2GB 6950s are $275 and they both deliver the same performance when over-clocked/unlocked since the GTX 560 over-clocks a bit better but the 6950 2GB unlocks the shaders, giving 3% more performance.

TL;DR: get the GTX 560 for $250. Both at the same price, it depends on preference and if you fold or not.
    
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Go for the 560 so you can fold!! That 295 better still be in a rig folding for the CC.
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post #9 of 14
gtx 560 can be found at around 200 $ for a zotac model at NCiX, while the hd 6950 2 g cant be found at below 250$, if u have 250$ to spend then go with the 6950 one, more vram and u can eyefinity with 1 card,
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