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post #11 of 25
slickdeals had a link to getting the 560ti for $150 after rebates. You can find open box cards at newegg for cheap, i think i saw a 6950 1gb there for $199.
here is the link
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthr...9381&t=2949789
post #12 of 25
They are about the same. Go with whats cheaper. If you have money go with a 2gb 6950, sometimes they are on sale for around $250 after rebate. The extra gig of ram lets u crank up texture details and AA settings and helps at higher rez than 1080p should u upgrade to a higher rez screen.
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post #13 of 25
Well, the 560TI needs to be OCd fairly high to compete with the Radeon 6950, from what I understand. If you come across the SOC version, which is clocked at 1GHz, it matches the performance of a stock 570.

the 6950 2GB models come with a decent chance of unlocking the additional shaders, and you should be able to match the stock 6970 clocks, which can bring you around 98% of the performance of a 6970.

If both cards perform the same, the nod would have to go to the Nvidia card, simply because it gives you the additional advantage of running Physx in the few games that carry it as well as better performance in games that make heavy use of tessellation.
    
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Thanks for the replies guys. I have a feeling that If I pick either card that I'm going to kick myself for not getting the other. I'll just cross my fingers and get the 560 ti for the sake of trying something new!
    
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post #15 of 25
I say the 560 b/c of cuda
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Thanks for the replies guys. I have a feeling that If I pick either card that I'm going to kick myself for not getting the other. I'll just cross my fingers and get the 560 ti for the sake of trying something new!
I would just like to say that either card is going to perform well, and you really can't go wrong with either one. Both cards are great. Don't sweat a couple of percentage points in either direction.

In cases like yours, I usually pick the one with the best cooling solution.
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post #17 of 25
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Thanks for the replies guys. I have a feeling that If I pick either card that I'm going to kick myself for not getting the other. I'll just cross my fingers and get the 560 ti for the sake of trying something new!
Probably a good choice dude. At 1080 you won't notice a difference either way. And even though I went red for my latest GPU's, there is always something warm and fuzzy about an NVidia card. Honestly clock for clock they will end up being close, and both can overclock very very well.

Either way, grats on your forthcoming GPU goodness.
    
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post #18 of 25
Well lets put it this way, you cannot go wrong with picking either card.
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post #19 of 25
Look at the XFX 6950 1GB with dual fans. Thats the card I'm using, stays cool, is quiet and OC's like a BEAST.
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Well lets put it this way, you cannot go wrong with picking either card.
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Look at the XFX 6950 1GB with dual fans. Thats the card I'm using, stays cool, is quiet and OC's like a BEAST.
He already picked... Bumping just for post count?
    
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