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MSI GTX 560 Ti TF II vs MSI R6950 TF II

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560 is £146 (can maybe get lower)
6950 is 160 (pretty firm, slight chance of lower)

Which one and why?

Also, does the R6950 have a dual BIOS like the reference one?

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post #2 of 66
560 ti, less power consumption and Nvidia has much better drivers.
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Never had a problem with either drivers so that's irrelevant tongue.gif
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No one else? frown.gif
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post #5 of 66
6950 of course. It's faster and 2GB VRAM.

Power consumption is the same, so not sure what CtrlAlt is talking about.
Edited by Stefy - 5/20/11 at 8:26am
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But it's more expensive. Gaming at 1080p (waiting for BF3) will I need more than 1GB of RAM?
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post #7 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite;13572858 
560 ti, less power consumption and Nvidia has much better drivers.

here we go again.....drivers...

I vote 6950 2GB. I use it and loving it.
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post #8 of 66
Quote:
does the R6950 have a dual BIOS like the reference one?
MSI R6950 TF II is like the reference card : same pcb but with the TF II cooler the cards are very close in performance MSI R6950 TF II is a 5 % faster .
if your intersted in cuda or Folding then take the 560 ti ; if not take the MSI R6950 TF II specialy if you wanna add another card coz amd is leading multi cards performance right now and the 2go of memory will improve your frames
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=330

560 Ti because the gaming performance between the two isn't that big, and the 560 is a much better folder at the moment.

EDIT I've read the 2GB won't make a huge difference at your resolution, so that point is moot.
Edited by onoz - 5/20/11 at 8:30am
 
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post #10 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hy3RiD;13574017 
But it's more expensive. Gaming at 1080p (waiting for BF3) will I need more than 1GB of RAM?
It's very much possible to use more than 1GB memory at 1080p.
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