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MSI 560 Hawk vs GB 560 SOC vs MSI 6950 TF3

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Hi people,
I'm building a new gaming pc and i need your help with the decision of wich VGA card i should buy.
Here (in Chile) the MSI 560 Hawk Twin Frozr III (950 MHz) and the Gigabyte 560 SOC (950 MHz) cost the same, but the 6950 Twin Frozr III cost like 45 bucks more. I've read reviews of the 3 cards, and all of them are really good (in performace and temps), so i really don't know which one to buy.
By the way, the max resolution i'm gonna use is 1920x1080.

Which one do you recommend?

Thanks for your help

PD: I'm building an i5-2500k Sandy Brigde system with a Asus P8P67 Pro mobo and 4 GB ram if that helps in some way.
post #2 of 11
+1 for 560 hawk.

great card, no need for 2gb of vram at 1080p. I've had nothing but good times with my TFII 560ti
    
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What's your budget?

As you might as well go for a 6970, as it offers superior performance at stock over these cards. Why do you want these cards specifically? You can overclock the 6970, or buy a non-reference 6970 and overclock it further depending on if your budget allows for that sort of thing.
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The problem is that i'm from another country, so let me give you an approximation of the price of those cards:
6950 Twin Frozr III cost like $450 and both 560's cost like $380 (so it were way more than 45 buck ^^!).
Mmm my budget is arround $450-480.

I don't know if this is allowed (i hope it is ^^!), but i'm gonna post the links of the cards:

1. GB 560 SOC: http://www.bymcomputer.cl/producto.php?idProducto=11596
2. MSI 560 Hawk TFIII: http://www.bymcomputer.cl/producto.php?idProducto=11662
3. MSI 6950 TFIII: http://www.bymcomputer.cl/producto.php?idProducto=11657

Or do you recommend another card of that store?
post #5 of 11
if you play at high resolutions or use multiple monitors, the 2gb video memory is better. but at 1080, the 6950 and the 560ti are about the same.
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Wow.. going to the location part of that website, it looks like a house in San Francisco.. That's really a computer warehouse??? hmph..

Anyways, I don't believe you can Unlock that 6950 as it is non-reference. And I don't think it has dual-bios.

So Imo, i don't know if it'd be worth it..
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If there's a huge price difference I'd definitely recommend the 560 Hawk. The 6950 and 560 Ti trade blows and generally are within 5% of each other depending on the game.

Plus the Hawk is OC'd to near stock 570-level performance out of the box.
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post
If there's a huge price difference I'd definitely recommend the 560 Hawk. The 6950 and 560 Ti trade blows and generally are within 5% of each other depending on the game.

Plus the Hawk is OC'd to near stock 570-level performance out of the box.
It depends if GTX 560 Ti is factory overclocked or not, if it's factory oc'ed than they will trade blows.

But 6950 can be overcklocked 20+% as well, and oc'ed like that, it's not near GTX 570 level performance it's faster than GTX 570.

For the same price or some minor price difference 6950 is better choice.
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It depends if GTX 560 Ti is factory overclocked or not, if it's factory oc'ed than they will trade blows.
Not really, with both at stock they're quite close. (and that review is from last month, before forceware 275 which brought some big performance gains for NV).

A factory OC'd 560 Ti like the Hawk will already be faster than a stock 6950.
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