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So im putting together a little fantasy build since i might be selling my rig, i cant decide between a GTX 560TI or an HD6970. I checked HWcompare and the two cards are almost the same, and the price difference is nowhere near the performance gap, which would you choose and why?
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So im putting together a little fantasy build since i might be selling my rig, i cant decide between a GTX 560TI or an HD6970. I checked HWcompare and the two cards are almost the same, and the price difference is nowhere near the performance gap, which would you choose and why?
The price difference... 6970.
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The price difference... 6970.
I can get a GTX 560 TI for 230$, and i can get an HD6950 2gb that unlocks for 290$, so thats what i was tlking about. 60$ more for 20$ more performance.

Also whats better, HD6970 Xfire or GTX 560 SLI?
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Believe the 6970 is generally faster, more in line with a gtx 570. I'd get the 6970 just for the extra performance/vram.
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Believe the 6970 is generally faster, more in line with a gtx 570. I'd get the 6970 just for the extra performance/vram.
Thats what I ment, because the 6970 to 570 is a major price difference.
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Thats what I ment, because the 6970 to 570 is a major price difference.
Ya, thats for sure. So its looking like the 6970, but how hot do they run, hows their power use compared to 560TI, and how well do they scale?
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scaling is amazing with 6970's, that's where they really shine. they beat 570's in just about every bench. 560ti's represent a super value though, since they do come in 60$ cheaper or so. mine runs at 60 with 80% fans. the power usage is a bit higher than 560's and they are nearly a foot long so make sure you measure.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103181

these are reference cards and people have been having lots of luck unlocking them judging by the reviews. there are NO guarantees however. keep that in mind. diamond is a good brand also with a solid warranty.

I'm currently scraping up every spare penny I can find and looking for good deals to pick up another one myself.
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Let me know if I'm doing it wrong.

Price = AMD wins

Performance = AMD wins

Looks = AMD wins

Drivers = AMD wins

Scaling = AMD wins

Image Quality = AMD wins

Power Usage = AMD wins

Heat Output = AMD wins

Overclocking = AMD wins

There is no reason to go Nvidia, they offer nothing, except silliness like PhysX and CUDA. While the cards themselves under perform for the price tag they carry.


Did I cover it all guys?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103181

these are reference cards and people have been having lots of luck unlocking them judging by the reviews. there are NO guarantees however. keep that in mind. diamond is a good brand also with a solid warranty.

I'm currently scraping up every spare penny I can find and looking for good deals to pick up another one myself.
Thats teh exact card i was looking at

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Let me know if I'm doing it wrong.

Price = AMD wins

Performance = AMD wins

Looks = AMD wins

Drivers = AMD wins

Scaling = AMD wins

Image Quality = AMD wins

Power Usage = AMD wins

Heat Output = AMD wins


There is no reason to go Nvidia, they off nothing, except silliness like PhysX and CUDA. While the cards themselves under perform for the price tag they carry.


Did I cover it all guys?
Price AMD wins other than that AMD fails at everything else. This is coming from an AMD/ATI fan for over 3 years, i have never built a system that wasnt AMD/ATI and i hat their drivers, power is OK, heat is alright, everything else is way worse.
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