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Hey guys It's about time for me to upgrade and I'm not sure what I should be upgrading too.

I've been looking at the 6950 series of cards, but at the same time, I've also been looking at the 560 series of Nvidia's cards. I haven't used a Nvidia card since the 9800s were released.

I'm also not rolling in money either, It will take me a few weeks of putting back some money for me to be able to buy an upgraded card.

What would you guys do? I want to upgrade as soon as I can as well since my 4890 is quickly showing it's age. Also, I plan to use crossfire/sli this time around as well.
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560, and not because I have one lol, but crossfire is gen, better than sli
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Go for a reference 6950 2gb if you can find one in your price range. They usually unlock to a 6970 so you could have a beastly setup for much cheaper than a 570/580 or 6970. Plus the scaling on the 6000 series of cards is awesome so crossfiring will be worth it.
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6950, in my opinion. But they are very close in terms of performance, so if you can find a good 560 ti deal, do that.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=330
    
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I think it's something like 5/10% performance increase over the 560ti, if you got yourself a 6950 2gb model that you could unlock the shader's on then that would be a better choice, however the 560 ti are quite good in terms of temps and overclocking.

Both scale exceptionally well in multi card setups, so either way you will get very solid performance for the price.

The extra VRAM on the 6950 will help if you play above HD resolutions.
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