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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher;13439405 
Lol you're posts are ridiculous. ONLY 30$ more? What's the point of having the categories then? I could say, well, the GTX 580 is ONLY $270 more than a 6950 so you should totally buy that.

See how ridiculous it sounds? You have to draw the line somewhere. Perhaps $30 is make or break in the $100-$200 range for people.

I think his list is reasonably fair, but you make a good point. $30 more is a 15% increase in cost for a 18% increase in performance. I would go along with Axel's point if you got an 18% performance increase for say a 5% increase in cost (i.e. a really good bargain).

$30 matters for someone that is only spending $150-$200 on a GPU.
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Originally Posted by tpi2007;13439460 
It's funny that some people might not know about it and this type of posts sheds some light on it. Just because you know, lots of other newcomers don't.



His post is the one spreading rubbish information. I haven't seen any runs of multiple benchmarks where a 560 beats a 6950. He also says one "probably overclocks better" or whatever as well. I mean come on, that's just amateurish.
Where are you pulling your 3% or whatever you're talking about as well, have any sources to link? Were those benchmarks on the newest Cata drivers?


Also keep in mind this guy's name over at Tom's is "appleblowsdonkeyballs"......your credibility is the one who should be questioned. ****
post #23 of 70
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Lol you're posts are ridiculous. ONLY 30$ more? What's the point of having the categories then? I could say, well, the GTX 580 is ONLY $270 more than a 6950 so you should totally buy that.

See how ridiculous it sounds? You have to draw the line somewhere. Perhaps $30 is make or break in the $100-$200 range for people.

Yeah, no. $30=/270. Learn to use some math and the reasoning behind me saying so and then get back to me. It's 18% faster. If you've saved up $200, you can save $30 more and get MUCH higher performance. The 6870 never is and never was meant to be a great card. It lacks too many SPs and the Core is clocked too high stock, meaning very little over-clocking.
    
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His post is the one spreading rubbish information. I haven't seen any runs of multiple benchmarks where a 560 beats a 6950. He also says one "probably overclocks better" or whatever as well. I mean come on, that's just amateurish.
Where are you pulling your 3% or whatever you're talking about as well, have any sources to link? Were those benchmarks on the newest Cata drivers?


Also keep in mind this guy's name over at Tom's is "appleblowsdonkeyballs"......your credibility is the one who should be questioned. ****

Today is learning day. Here you go:

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The ball's in your court. Time to make counterarguments.
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13439568 
Looks like you want to be schooled. All right, here you go:

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The ball's in your court. Time to make counterarguments.

So you post one graph that says "relative performance", no link to the site, no mention of drivers, games tested, etc.

Ya ok I'll just consider myself schooled and exit this retarded internet conversation. You also completely missed the point of my original post and tried to troll with some, "learn some maths", so I see the level of intelligence I'm dealing with here. Good day kungfu.gif
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Hey axel why post links to charts on old drivers? Get the ones off the latest review, running the latest drivers.

Ignore the vortex card because it's overclocked, but the stock 6950 is still 7% faster, which is a lot. And 6950s aren't all that much more. I've seen them at pretty close prices. In the end both are good cards, and it's just up to the buyer and their budget, why would anyone care if x card is faster and costs more than y?..

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So you post one graph that says "relative performance", no link to the site, no mention of drivers, games tested, etc.

Ya ok I'll just consider myself schooled and exit this retarded internet conversation. You also completely missed the point of my original post and tried to troll with some, "learn some maths", so I see the level of intelligence I'm dealing with here. Good day kungfu.gif

Wow, great counterarguments. I am really impressed. Now post something substantial.

Also, the site is well known: it's TechPowerUp, one of the most recognized hardware review sites.
    
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Hey axel why post links to charts on old drivers? Get the ones off the latest review, running the latest drivers.

Ignore the vortex card because it's overclocked, but the stock 6950 is still 7% faster, which is a lot. And 6950s aren't all that much more. I've seen them at pretty close prices. In the end both are good cards, and it's just up to the buyer and their budget, why would anyone care if x card is faster and costs more than y?..

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They're not old. They're drivers from last month. AMD just released some drivers and now they have a 7% advantage, it seems. When NVIDIA releases the new ones, the gap will be closed again. It's a game. My point stands: the Radeon HD 6950, specifically the 2GB version, is not worth its $250+ price tag.
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13439681 
They're not old. They're drivers from last month. AMD just released some drivers and now they have a 7% advantage, it seems. When NVIDIA releases the new ones, the gap will be closed again. It's a game. My point stands: the Radeon HD 6950, specifically the 2GB version, is not worth its $250+ price tag.

Actually these drivers are the first set to give any real performance improvements over the launch drivers. The GTX cards have had a few. There are more to come for the AMD cards.

Anyway, 2GB is for those who need it. At 1920x1080/1200, there isn't a real difference between the 1GB and 2GB 6950s. It can also overclock and since most 2GB cards can unlock, it's price can be justified for those who can afford it, cause if yours unlocks you get a 6970 for a lot less.

My real point is these "Best graphics card for the month" articles from Tom's are generally useless since you can sometimes find the stuff for a less.
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Actually these drivers are the first set to give any real performance improvements over the launch drivers. The GTX cards have had a few. There are more to come for the AMD cards.

Anyway, 2GB is for those who need it. At 1920x1080/1200, there isn't a real difference between the 1GB and 2GB 6950s. It can also overclock and since most 2GB cards can unlock, it's price can be justified for those who can afford it, cause if yours unlocks you get a 6970 for a lot less.

My real point is these "Best graphics card for the month" articles from Tom's are generally useless since you can sometimes find the stuff for a less.

I already talked about the unlocks. People make them out to be the biggest thing since sliced bread, but they only give you 3% more performance. And the GTX 560 Ti overclocks more than the Radeon HD 6950. But yes, if you game at 2560x1600 or higher the extra VRAM will prove worthwhile. For most, though, it won't.

What makes them most pointless is the blatant lies they spew.
    
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