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At the risk of this being flamebait, asi i think you guys call it...there are a ton of Nvidia VS AMD threads and im sure they're old hat. The thing is, each one seems to say that they're the same, that NV cards are better at "use A" while AMD rules at "use B". My question: what are the uses that the two companies GPUs do so well?

I was comparing two 6950s (TF III and the DCII), but now im curious as to say a TF III vs a 570 or so? stream processors/cores, no clue how to "translate" those between the two brands. seems a pretty big price gap though


thanks in advance and my apologies if this bores old timers around here. shoot me, im new.


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well you can't really look at them spec for spec because they are 2 different architectures
Especially when it comes to steam processors
You're better off looking at benchmarks to see how they compare
I actually have no idea how to translate other than maybe 1 NVIDIA processor core=3 ish AMD steam processors?
But maybe this helps
http://www.hwcompare.com/9021/geforc...n-hd-6950-2gb/
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One Cuda core equals 3-4 AMD/ATI steam processor. However, the steam processors are smaller and there are more of them in each card than Cuda cores, so overall it evens out.

The 6950 is not a direct competitor to the 570; the 6970 is. The 6950 is more or less between the 560 and 570 in terms of performance. Overall I'd say the 6950 offers a better price/performance ratio than the 570.
Edited by Stefy - 6/19/11 at 3:28pm
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Just get a 6950.

They present the best value at the current time.
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