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Axel, 155% is not "18% more" than 137%.

155-11%=137. The 560 ti (roughly) 11% faster (not 18) than the 6870.
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People always bash tom's. Why bash them? There charts are consistant with their benchmark results. DEAL WITH IT.
Probably because their benchmark results are BS? You should see the biased crap that Phaedrus called them out on about a month ago over their PSU testing (using Cooler Master's lab to test Cooler Master gear=Cooler Master win).
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gtx 560 ti can be bought at 200$
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...c&promoid=1323
or a bettter model twin froz 2 for 217$
http://www.directcanada.com/products...=MSI/MICROSTAR
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gtx 560 ti can be bought at 200$
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...c&promoid=1323
or a bettter model twin froz 2 for 217$
http://www.directcanada.com/products...=MSI/MICROSTAR
I've never dealt with a Zotac product before, but that was the card I was referring to with the orange fan. And you're quoting the price after MIR, which I was not.

Bottom line, the 6950 outperforms the 560 ti. Tom's was not wrong in their selection based on widely available pricing, in my opinion. 6950 is better bang for the buck at equal pricing.



Good find though if Zotac makes quality cards, someone can get a lot of gaming goodness for $200.
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I left them a pretty comment:
5850 is way faster then a 460 at $150 isn't it?
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
See here:

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/giant TPU graph snipped/
You can't look at this graph and say that the 560 Ti is 18% faster than the 6870. Both percentages are relative to the 6790 that was the focus of the article.

If you want to make a comparative statement using this article, you need to divide the percentages of the 560 Ti and the 6870 into one another. (1-[137/155]=11.6%.) Once you do that, you'll have the following statement:

"The 560 Ti is 12% faster than the 6870 at 1920x1200 resolution, for a (230/200=) 15% price differential."
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5850 is way faster then a 460 at $150 isn't it?
Yeah, it is. The only problem with it is the availability of the only model at that price range, the Sapphire Xtreme. It's only available on Amazon and was taken down on Newegg. So I don't think it should get a complete recommendation.
    
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Yeah, it is. The only problem with it is the availability of the only model at that price range, the Sapphire Xtreme. It's only available on Amazon and was taken down on Newegg. So I don't think it should get a complete recommendation.
Damn, I should probably buy one now then.
    
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Alright, I changed the table in the OP I made:

Best Graphics Card for the Money for May 2011

Best PCIe card: $100 and under

Best PCI-E card for $50: Radeon HD 4650

Best PCI-E card for $75: Radeon HD 5670

Best PCI-E Card for $100: Radeon HD 5750

Best PCI-E card: $200 and under

Best PCI-E card for $125: Radeon HD 5770

Best PCI-E card for $150: GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Honorable Mention: Radeon HD 5850 (poor availability)

Best PCI-E Card for $175: Radeon HD 6850

Best PCI-E Card for $200: Radeon HD 6870

Best PCI-E card: $300 and under

Best PCI-E card for $225: None

Best PCI-E card for $250: Tie
Radeon HD 6950 1GB
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Best PCI-E card for $275: None
Honorable Mention: Radeon HD 6950 2GB (2GB of VRAM gives it an advantage over the GTX 560/ HD 6950 1GB Ti at resolutions 2560x1600 and higher)

Best PCI-E card for $300: None

Best PCI-E card: over $300

Best PCI-E card for $325: GeForce GTX 570

Best PCI-E card for $350: None
Honorable Mention: Radeon HD 6970 (2GB VRAM advantage at 2560x1600 and higher over GTX 570)

Best PCI-E card for $375: None

Best PCI-E card for $400: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2win

Best PCI-E card for $475: None
Honorable Mention: GTX 580 (GTX 460 2win is faster but does not support SLI)

Best PCI-E card for $500: None

Best PCI-E card for $700: None
Honorable Mention: Radeon HD 6990 (for those who prefer over-clocking)
GeForce GTX 590 (for those that prefer something quieter)

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Me does think they prefer AMD over Nvidia for this....personal opinion seems to of played a key factor
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