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I have to choose between 560ti's or 6950's
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As long as u get a reference one it will

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but you will have to buy an aftermarket cooler or go water cooling. I think it's a better idea to get a 570.
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Get the 6950 mate. It's faster and if you get a reference 2GB It should unlock. Unlocking only gives 3%-4% performance at the very most, you can get more just by overclocking the memory on the card a bit, and every 6950 I've had has done at least 1425 on the memory which gave around 7% more performance. I'd recommend a good non-reference card like MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte, ASUS or PowerColor. Avoid XFX because they suck.

But if you can get a reference design 2GB for a similar price (and more importantly cheap) then get that.

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As long as u get a reference one it will

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Some non-reference cards also unlock, its just that some are missing the dual bios switch.
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There have been reports of newer reference boards not unlocking. I have no source nor firsthand experience but keep this in mind.

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I prefer NVIDIA myself. Sure the 6950 performs slightly better than the 560ti but NVIDIA does better with driver updates, is supported by more games, and does better with tesselation (dx11) and has physx.
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6950 2gb FTW
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Oh, ok, so anything the 560Ti beats the 6950 at gets discounted huh? Is that how it works?

Oh look, more domination of the 560Ti by the almight 6950, er, wait....



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Basically the 6950 is about 5% faster on average than the GTX 560Ti at stock clocks. They're both great cards for sure but the 6950 hardly dominates the 560Ti....
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Oh, ok, so anything the 560Ti beats the 6950 at gets discounted huh? Is that how it works?

Oh look, more domination of the 560Ti by the almight 6950, er, wait....



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Basically the 6950 is about 5% faster on average than the GTX 560Ti at stock clocks. They're both great cards for sure but the 6950 hardly dominates the 560Ti....
Thats a nice bench except its at 1920x1200 on BFBC2 on a 6950 "1GB" not 2GB...

Why dont you post the full thing?

OP also wanted to know if these cards still unlock.. hes not gonna keep it @ stock.
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Thats a nice bench except its at 1920x1200 on BFBC2 on a 6950 "1GB" not 2GB...
Why dont you post the full thing?

OP also wanted to know if these cards still unlock.. hes not gonna keep it @ stock.
In no way would the amount of Vram make any difference at 1080p, it is only in >1080p that +1gb of Vram is utilised, apart from say metro 2033 (the test was also performed at 4xAA, so they ram difference woud not factor in)

Your point is invalid on overclocking, if he is going to overclock the 6950 then he is going to overclock the 560ti

Overclocked 560Ti's can compete with stock 570's and 6970's, they are right up there with bang for buck...
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