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  • 73% (19)
    AMD XFX 6950
  • 26% (7)
    Nvidia MSI 560Ti
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post #1 of 11
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Which card would you guys pick for gaming? Gonna be playing BF3, BFBC2, CSS mainly, but BF3 is gonna be my main game. And would my CPU be a bottleneck?

XFX 6950:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523

MSI 560Ti:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127578.

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
The 6950 will perform SLIGHTLY better. But when it comes down to those exact cards, brand preference is something you'd have to choose on your own. Both are solid cards, and they perform just about the same.

Keep in mind CUDA support though, if you need CUDA or want PhysX, go with the Nvidia.
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post #3 of 11
6950, and it can be unlocked to a 6970 very easily. Also, as long as you can get your processor to ~3.5ghz I dont think you will be gettin a bottleneck. You may when BF3 comes out because they are recommending a quad core I hear.
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post #5 of 11
Unlockable 6950s seem to be getting rare these days. Don't depend on the unlock.
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post #6 of 11
I believe they are about the same, but I would go for the MSI 560 Ti. It should run cooler and quieter.
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post #7 of 11
HD6950 vs GTX560Ti: http://www.hwcompare.com/8889/geforc...adeon-hd-6950/

In my opinion going for the Geforce GTX560Ti is the Best decision, It has CUDA and PhysX support.
post #8 of 11
they are the same-ish, buy which ever is the cheaper one.
   
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post #9 of 11
Same performance,so price,features and personal preference is the difference.Between those 2 I would take the MSI.I would rec. taking a look at this HIS 6950 Ice Q X Turbo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161373
comes with Dirt3 for $249.They overclock very well,have overvoltage support and run cool.
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post #10 of 11
Stop talking about unlock. It doesn't do anything significant besides voiding your warranty!

Just overclock the HD 6950 and you'll get performance on par with the HD 6970.
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