Originally Posted by duox
people always recommend graphics cards without asking what setting you wanna play on. I got the 580 cause im hoping for high for games coming out this fall. If medium or low is fine 6950. My 250 gts still ran every game on the market on low with decent fps till i built my curent rig. Witcher 2 caused my upgrade haha.
Low-medium on a 6950? Dang dude, whoever sold you that weed put some bad stuff in there ...
It is definitely not the king of cards and is no match for the 580, but that card @ 1080p does a pretty darn good job for its price...
If you are going with ATI, you could go 6970 since it is the more powerful of the two. However, a 6950 would be cheaper and you could always Xfire or wait till the next generation before a more expensive upgrade (or Xfire then since they'll be even cheaper
The 570 is neck in neck with the 6970 and Nvidia has done a good job with their exploding cards business so that won't be a problem now unless you play with volts too much. I went with a 6970 simple because I like having 2GB Vram. Also, Catalyst 11.6 is reported to have further bumped the 6970's performance is most games so I think I'd lean towards that. Hopefully, we some some benches with the latest drivers to see if it is really worth it just for that