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post #21 of 66
Well, nobody here can really tell you what your preferences are. If you want that extra bit of power (and especially if you are going to run high-res or 3-monitor setup) go for the 6950 and the extra VRAM. If you want CUDA, Physx, better tesselation, better driver support, and a lower price but with slightly less performance, go with the 560Ti.

Also, if you want to do more than 2 cards down the line you will need the 6950....
post #22 of 66
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;13574173 
Well, nobody here can really tell you what your preferences are. If you want that extra bit of power (and especially if you are going to run high-res or 3-monitor setup) go for the 6950 and the extra VRAM. If you want CUDA, Physx, better tesselation, better driver support, and a lower price but with slightly less performance, go with the 560Ti.

Also, if you want to do more than 2 cards down the line you will need the 6950....
560 is hardly any better at tesselation than the 6950 is.
Edited by Stefy - 5/20/11 at 8:54am
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post #23 of 66
Uh, the 560Ti is better than the 6970 at tesselation....

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post #24 of 66
I've already stipulated that both have advantages over the other with the 6950 being slightly more powerful and the 560Ti being less expensive. It really comes down to the OP's personal preference: AMD or Nvidia?
post #25 of 66
MSI 560Ti TFII for 146 quid? Where from my man?!

Cheapest I've seen is 179 for EVGA SC & 184 for the MSI TFII... 0_o

If you plan to run a multi-GPU setup, go for the ATi, they scale brilliantly right now.

Also, it's highly dependant on the resolution you'll use, at 1680x1050, the 560 is on par/slightly faster than the 6950 IIRC, so at those resolutions, you can save the money and go for the 560Ti.
 
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post #26 of 66
..This is really an easy situation. Find your budget.
The 6950 is SLIGHTLY more expensive and will give you SLIGHTLY better frames in most games. What's more important to you? Money or performance?
post #27 of 66
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Originally Posted by narzon;13574533 
..this is really an easy situation. Find your budget.
The 6950 is slightly more expensive and will give you slightly better frames in most games. What's more important to you? Money or performance?

qft
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Well It's not that easy. I'm just wondering if the bit of extra performance will make it last any longer (by last I mean be able to play latest games)
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No. If the 6950 can play it so can the 560Ti. That will be the same until both cards are EOL....
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No. If the 6950 can play it so can the 560Ti. That will be the same until both cards are EOL....
Exactly. Any game that the 6950 can play, the 560 Ti will be able to play at slightly lower fps. Also, future proofing with a 2GB card doesn't make sense right now. By the time 2GB becomes mainstream, I'd be willing to bet that the 6950 will be what the ATI 4xxx series and Nvidia 2xx series are today.
 
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