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post #11 of 27
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Hi guys.
I have a brand new MSI 6950 Twin Frozr II OC 2gb and a used EVGA GTX 480

Now im asking for advice as i want to sell one of the cards.

Now.... i don't care about power consumption, i don't care about heat, all i care about is performance at this point.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
The 480 will yield the most performance, but barely. But you could also unlock the 6950 ---> by flashing the 6950's firmware to the 6970's.
post #12 of 27
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Thanks guys.
I can see that they're equal in DX11 games now.

I would like to go crossfire in the near future, i've been using GTX 480 SLI for the last 4 months and had to sell most of it to fund my car.

Anyone care to tell me what would be better in a multi GPU configuration?
GTX 480 SLI or 6950 crossfire?


There both pretty much the same. it really depends on what your gonna use it on...
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post #13 of 27
Will you unlock/overclock the cards? (oveclocked the 6950 should win)

Both would be roughly equal in multi gpu configurations.
Edited by Kasp1js - 5/9/11 at 2:45am
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post #14 of 27
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Yea, i can game on my GTX 480 all day and it will stay under 85c.
Seems people still reflect on the first release of GF100 when they hit a 110c load temp average.

The Twin Frozr II version doesn't unlock to a 6970.

Looks like i will be selling whichever one i get the most money for at this point.
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post #15 of 27
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The 480 will yield the most performance, but barely. But you could also unlock the 6950 ---> by flashing the 6950's firmware to the 6970's.
so wondering say you didn't have luck the 2nd time and couldn't unlocked teh 2nd card could you CS an unlocked 6950 with a regular 6950?
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post #16 of 27
I'd keep the HD6950 for the specific reason that you'll probably have more Warranty on the HD6950.

Not to mention you could unlock it to an HD6970, which is a bit more powerful than a GTX480, plus you could also sell the GTX480, and grab a 2nd HD6950 2GB, and have a great Crossfire setup, which would be a beast.
    
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post #17 of 27
Resell value is definitely higher for the HD6950 but the GTX 480 is a bit faster. I would keep the ATI.
post #18 of 27
The 6950 XFire scales better and is more future proof. They overclock really good and produce less heat (I know heat doesnt matter to you, but when you overclock to get more performance it produces more heat regardless if it matters to you or not and the GTX480's are known to be really hot at normal clocks)

As for single setup, The GTX480 beats the 6950 in very few games. I would keep the 6950 and sell the BBQ Grill aka GTX480


Edited by WizrdSleevz - 5/10/11 at 10:42pm
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post #19 of 27
6950 Twin Frorz II for sure. That card can't be unlocked but then it runs very cool and quiet so 2 of them in CF would work very nicely.
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post #20 of 27
How are YOU trying to compare the gtx480 vs 6950..of course the gtx480 will win big time
the gtx 480 have the double tessellation number than the 6950..
by the way the gtx 480 is a beast....6950 Can't Handle Metro 2033 and 3dmark 11
Edited by renaldy - 5/10/11 at 10:41pm
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