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I'd say 6950 just because of better open CL performance.

But if you use cuda, then you'll want the 560 obviously.

For games, they are about even .
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Allright so the overall suggestion is to choose either, which is understandable.

However I'd like to point out that the maximum resolution I will ever play at is 1280x1024 on a single monitor. No intent of going double/triple monitors or extending to HDMI unless I'm playing some old emulators. .. And yes I am getting either of these cards soley for gaming
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Then you would probably be fine with a 1gb 6950, which can sometimes be found under $200.
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Then you would probably be fine with a 1gb 6950, which can sometimes be found under $200.
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560 is great but i would go for the 6950 apparently latest drivers gave em a huge boost
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Allright so the overall suggestion is to choose either, which is understandable.

However I'd like to point out that the maximum resolution I will ever play at is 1280x1024 on a single monitor.
TBH, at that res you really don't need either of these cards. A 768MB 460 or HD 5830 would probably be a better fit.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 6/18/11 at 3:26am
post #17 of 52
6950 has better scaling in CF compared to the 560 Ti in SLI. Thats pretty mush the only thing that separates them.

I'd suggest the 6950 1GB as its generally cheaper, but at that resolution a 5770 would easily max out all games.

If you do upgrade just promise me that you'll go 1080p ok
 
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You know, at that resolution - you CAN NOT go wrong with either card. You WILL be able to run ANYTHING at max settings without the need to overclock / unlock. It sounds to me like youre buying wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much card for your resolution / needs. Not to mention youre on a LGA platform and 4GB of Memory -- You won't be bottlenecked at that resolution but unless this card is going to be something you are planning to take with you in an upgrade - consider buying less card and either saving some money or upgrading something else with the saved money..

if you are heart-set on one of these two cards --- My money is on the ATI --- In the off chance you one day wanna do 3 screens or a higher resolution - I think the ATI card would suite you better....

Dang it! Others got in with the good advice (too much card for ur res) before me! Curse my slow typing and slower thinking!
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post #19 of 52
6950 is slightly faster, default or OC... But depends on game, in some games 6950 will be noticeable faster like Crysis (Warhead) or Metro 2033 or AvP, it will be up to 20% faster than GTX 560 Ti, in tessellation (Unigine) they are similar.
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If it goes out for good and there is no way to reflash then what?

Better just to keep it with the normal bios until your out of warranty, then its fine to grow a pair and do what you wish.

even unlocked we are talking about 2-3 frames difference, it aint worth it in my opinion.
You flick the BIOS switch back to BIOS one. That's why it is there, to be used.

OP I have the reference design Asus 2Gb model, and I unlocked the shaders but left the memory clocks stock speeds because they didn't affect performance. Don't let the scare mongers put you off flashing the card, I'd say 98% of them flash perfectly.
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