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I'd opt for option #2 (if you really can get if for $225 shipped), as it's able to to keep up with or beat the 6950 in a lot of games. Also, it can be used to fold!
No.

My vote goes towards #3. However, there's always the discussion about drivers and folding. If you want to crunch with an AMD card, it's not impossible. AMD doesn't get that bad PPD anymore and there's also BOINC, where the ATI/AMD cards pull ahead.
    
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You could buy his GTX 560 Ti for $200.

Edit:

I'd actually go with the 1GB version of the 6950. I rarely see above a gig of VRAM usage at 1080p and this way you still get the power of the 6950 over the 6870 and 560 Ti.
Edited by razr m3 - 5/23/11 at 11:31am
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post #13 of 21
Newegg is selling a Reference 2GB 6950 just fyi.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914


But I do agree, 6870 or GTX 560 Ti is more than enough for a single monitor.
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Through some promo codes with newegg, managed to get an open box 560gtx-ti twin frozer for $180 shipped. Thanks for all the feedback and help.

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GTX 560 Ti is on sale on newegg right now.
    
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Through some promo codes with newegg, managed to get an open box 560gtx-ti twin frozer for $180 shipped. Thanks for all the feedback and help.

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Killer deal! Congrats!
post #17 of 21
I'm getting the HD 6950, I read in the reviews that it is the most energy-efficient card out there after the HD 5670...

Basically, performance-per-watt, it is the best card!

It also means it's the best card with the lowest temperatures, hence less fan noise, etc.
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I'm getting the HD 6950, I read in the reviews that it is the most energy-efficient card out there after the HD 5670...
Max power draw on the 6950 is 200 watts. Max power draw on the GTX 560 Ti is 170 watts.

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=639&card2=641
http://www.hwcompare.com/8888/geforc...n-hd-6950-2gb/

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Basically, performance-per-watt, it is the best card!
Benchmark performance on the two cards places them within 1 to 4 frames of each other for virtually every benchmark.
http://www.hwcompare.com/8888/geforc...n-hd-6950-2gb/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...f114,2845.html
http://www.techspot.com/review/359-n...rce-gtx-560ti/

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It also means it's the best card with the lowest temperatures, hence less fan noise, etc.
They go for roughly the same price. GTX 560 TI idles at around 31C, HD 6950 idles at around 38C. I'm not aware of any acoustic differences between the two.
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They go for roughly the same price. GTX 560 TI idles at around 31C, HD 6950 idles at around 38C. I'm not aware of any acoustic differences between the two.
Well got it installed last night and its quiet as I expected. Ran furmark for an hour first (it IS an open box card after all; wanted to make sure its not a dud) and temps never went above 60C. I could roast marshmallows on my 4870 after doing that for hour even with its accelero s1 cooler on it.

Fantastic performance; BFBC2 is whole new game experience now. Before I was getting ugly owned; now I'm getting owned prettily. Its sweet.

Can't say I really noticed a difference in my current fav game (Civ5). But it definitely was $180 well spent considering how great BFBC2 look. I'm going to reinstall the original crysis to see how this baby does with it!!

Thanks again for all the recommendations. This card is the real deal.
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post #20 of 21
I would go with the 6950! But 1GB so that you can save some moneys. You dont need 2 GB on a single monitor. A point of choosing the 6950 over the GTX is the temp. ATI cards generally run cooler. Plus, its more of a bang for your buck. (IMO)
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