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gtx560 ti.

It performs the same as a 6950, while being ALOT shorter and runs cooler.
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HD6950 2gb then unlock it
Have fun finding a reference card for under $275. You might as well get a 6950 TFIII at that point and just overclock the crap out of it.

OP, I'd recommend the 6950 1GB if you're playing at 1920x1080 or lower res.
    
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like everyone said, go with a 6950 1gb or a 560 ti
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The HD6950 is a bit faster than the GTX560 Ti (as evidenced by synthetic benchmarks such as 3dMark Vantage/11) but in terms of gaming performance the two cards trade blows depending on which company the game favors.

They are fairly even (GTX560 Ti and HD6950 1GB model) in terms of price depending on current sales - the 2GB model will tack another $20-40 on the price tag of the 1GB model.
X2. Only other thing I'll add if your not playing 1920x1200 resolution the extra VRM dosen't matter in this equation because it won't make a difference.

Good luck in what you choose. Post back and let us know once you pull the trigger.
     
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I'll never understand getting a top end CPU but not GPU... For a gaming build that is.
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I'll never understand getting a top end CPU but not GPU... For a gaming build that is.
A $225 CPU isn't what I'd call "top end."
    
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IN YOUR MOMA'S.... oh we'r talking GPUs...go with a 6950 (1GB or 2GB)
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A $225 CPU isn't what I'd call "top end."
It's pretty much the best cpu on the market when it comes to gaming. It'll beat any nehalem as it is better core for core.
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It's pretty much the best cpu on the market when it comes to gaming. It'll beat any nehalem as it is better core for core.
He's acting like it's a 990x or something. It's an awesome CPU from the benches that I've seen, but it isn't overkill by any means.
    
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X2. Only other thing I'll add if your not playing 1920x1200 resolution the extra VRM dosen't matter in this equation because it won't make a difference.

Good luck in what you choose. Post back and let us know once you pull the trigger.
I neglected to include that the GTX560 Ti generally runs much more quietly and cooler than most HD6950 models and sports a shorter PCB.

Additionally, I play at 1920x1200 and have yet to saturate 1GB VRAM running games at high or better settings with this GTX560 Ti. (Even Witcher 2 topped out around 860MB).
    
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