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This is the same scenario we all say a few months back, the "Best Games" articles. It's all personal opinion. Not everybody uses GPU's for gaming. CUDA or OpenGL can play a huge part in decisions, and Tom's Hardware ignores that completely. I don't think these charts can ever work, especially with promo codes, MIR and open box deals popping up everywhere.
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post #52 of 70
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People always bash tom's. Why bash them? There charts are consistant with their benchmark results. DEAL WITH IT.
These best graphics/cpus of the month kind of articles are generally not backed up with charts, and often pricing points tend to favour one card over the other. That being said they are still an excellent guide for people who don't want to look through pages and pages of charts and are just looking for a good card so they won't get ripped off.

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

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But if you would think this through just a lil bit, then you would find we are also teaching people to stay away from toms.
If nobody had a bad comment then people would assume everything is fine with the article.
Your argument is invalid and makes you seem like your trollin.


Edit Also if you do not read articles you deem "respectable or trustworthy" then why are you here?
Teaching people how to think? My god don't let this man run a country! How dare people think for themselves and come to their own conclusions.


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5850 is way faster then a 460 at $150 isn't it?
5850 is not a current model card, Tom's only compare current line-ups.
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post #53 of 70
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5850 is not a current model card, Tom's only compare current line-ups.
The 5770 is in the review.
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post #54 of 70
560ti and 6950 are both great. The 2gb vram pushes the 6950 ahead IMO. 6970 is absolute rubbish
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560ti and 6950 are both great. The 2gb vram pushes the 6950 ahead IMO. 6970 is absolute rubbish
Absolute rubbish? It was meant to compete with the 570 which it does on price and performance. Couple that with the fact that it's a better overclocker than the 570 due to its VRMs and you get a 6970 that's up to 580 stock speeds. I certainly wouldn't call that rubbish...
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Absolute rubbish? It was meant to compete with the 570 which it does on price and performance. Couple that with the fact that it's a better overclocker than the 570 due to its VRMs and you get a 6970 that's up to 580 stock speeds. I certainly wouldn't call that rubbish...
LOL...the 6950 is the 6970 but cheaper. Please don't compare the O.C. numbers to actual performance benefits. I remember the AMD cards such as the 6870 and 5970s overclocking like crazy and yet yielded insignificant increases in games in most cases. The gtx 570 is a hands down better card both stock and in actual overclocking benefit
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Tom's has alot of good articles and some usual facts to go along with them. They do reviews just like other similar sites. I find alot of there reviews "interesting", maybe not always correct but NO website is 100% fact. This thread has kinda turned into a AMD vs Nvidia war.
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Sorry, but fact of the matter is HD 6950 is faster than GTX 560 Ti.

Just look at OCN's very own Top 30 3DMark 11 scores. How many GTX 560 Ti's? Zero. How many HD 6950's? One.

Just look at OCN's very own Metro 2033 bench thread. I see two HD 6950 scores before I see the first GTX 560 Ti score. And wow, what a large margin between the first two HD 6950 scores and the first GTX 560 Ti score.

I could go on and on, but I don't think it would matter. Fanboy's don't believe in facts.

Tom's article isn't geared towards buying a card now for X amount of $ and buying a 2nd card later. The title pretty much sum's it up, Best Graphics Cards For The Money. Will two HD 6850's outperform a single GTX 570? Yes. Would it be ideal for future upgrades? No. I fail to see how the second question is related.

The article is AMD heavy due to one simple fact. AMD has better price/performance ratio. Some Nvidia cards are certainly better than what they've mentioned, but come at an increased cost.

Again, the article is for Best Graphics Cards For The Money. Not for Best Graphics Cards For $30+ more than past the value point.
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Tom's has alot of good articles and some usual facts to go along with them. They do reviews just like other similar sites. I find alot of there reviews "interesting", maybe not always correct but NO website is 100% fact. This thread has kinda turned into a AMD vs Nvidia war.
This whole forum is turning into a war...AMD vs Intel, AMD vs Nvidia, Anything vs Apple, Console vs PC, SB vs Nehalem it is turning really childish lately.
   
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LOL...the 6950 is the 6970 but cheaper. Please don't compare the O.C. numbers to actual performance benefits. I remember the AMD cards such as the 6870 and 5970s overclocking like crazy and yet yielded insignificant increases in games in most cases. The gtx 570 is a hands down better card both stock and in actual overclocking benefit
Actually the 6970 and 570 are pretty much as neck and neck as you can get. The 570 may respond to clocks higher, but then there's that VRM issue. Really depends on what price you can find them for.

See here: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...s-warhead.html

Each bests each other in different games - in Crysis Wardhead min/avg FPS is the same, with only the max FPS discrepancy of 3. Keep in mind these are both overclocked to their full potential.
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