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I see. I'm running on 1920 x 1080 resolution.

What's the benefits of CUDA in gaming and etc.?
post #12 of 47
looked at your board online and you can support a quad if your looking to upgrade I personally would recommend a lower card like the 6950 (which is no slouch) like you mentioned and then picking up a used core 2 quad

I think it would be a better overall upgrade than just jumping to a 570. Depending on what games you play and are planning on playing
Edited by racer86 - 6/9/11 at 11:05am
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I see. I'm running on 1920 x 1080 resolution.

What's the benefits of CUDA in gaming and etc.?
Nothing, CUDA does nothing in gaming other than PhysX which is useless and the only reason I'm going to get a card for it is cause I bench alot.
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looked at your board online and you can support a quad if your looking to upgrade I personally would recommend a lower card like the 6950 (which is no slouch) like you mentioned and then picking up a used core 2 quad

I think it would be a better overall upgrade than just jumping to a 570. Depending on what games you play and are planning on playing
THIS! SO MUCH THIS! Get a C2Q, a 45nm one if you can. 6950 does around 570 levels for less money.
    
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6950 does around 570 levels for less money.
Id like to see those benches.
 
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Umm, 6950s OC really good.

Could you point me to some benchmarks? Everything I've read seems to show the 6950 can take a high core clock (950ish) but the performance doesn't really scale with it quite as well as the 570 does.
   
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-r6...i-oc-review/18

6950 OC edition comes with in a few fps of the stock gtx 570 at 1920x1080 and with an actual oc on it probably would be right about on par with the 570. Obvously the 570 can OC a little too but for the price the 6950s are a good card at almost $100 less than the 570

I realy have no preference between the two but with the difference between them being what it is I still think the 6950 with the Core 2 Quad would be a better upgrade than the 570 alone
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-r6...i-oc-review/18

6950 OC edition comes with in a few fps of the stock gtx 570 at 1920x1080 and with an actual oc on it probably would be right about on par with the 570. Obvously the 570 can OC a little too but for the price the 6950s are a good card at almost $100 less than the 570

I realy have no preference between the two but with the difference between them being what it is I still think the 6950 with the Core 2 Quad would be a better upgrade than the 570 alone
The 570 has more OC headroom than the 69XX cards. In that bench you posted it was within 2 fps, I like the selective bench picking. All of the other benches had a greater difference besides Anno which the 6950 won.

Right now he can get a new 570 for $309 AR
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Does upgrading to GTX 570 this time really worth it?

or

I need to wait a little for new generation of graphics card?
It could be slightly bottlenecked by your CPU. In fact am willing to bet it will be! I would just buy a GTX460 1GB or a AMD 6870 if i was you. even that will be bottlenecked to a certain extent.
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Why do people think the 6950 is the same price? The 6970 is the competitor to the 570, and it beats it almost always.
Umm, 6950s OC really good.
wait i thought the 560 v 6870, 570 v 6950 and 6970 v the 580
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^ only in very specific tests. For the most part it's a 6950/570/6970 sandwich, though the 570 and 6970 are the direct competitors. The 6970 really only gets anywhere close to the 580 at very high res.
   
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