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Sell GTX 570 for 6950 2GB?

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Im trying to decide if I should keep my 570 or if I should sell it to a friend and grab a 6950 2Gb instead.
I know its not as fast as the 570, but im not worried about that, the 570 already ruins everything I throw at it to the point where a fairly large downgrade(not that the 6950 is one) isnt a problem for me. Plus, CFX would be less expensive should I choose that route.
I dont particularly care about PhysX right now.

Have AMDs Drivers gotten better?
And what games do AMD cards struggle in?

Ive never had a problem, but Ive been Green for a while now and im a little nervous about coming back after all I read about the 5xxx and 6xxx series having random poor performance and driver issues.
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I recently picked up a 6850 and have had no issues other than it being a mid range card.

Drivers have been no problem, but then again I don't buy the newest games out because they're too expensive at launch.

I can say I was pleasantly surprised at performance and I get similar or better performance to a my overclocked 465 but with much less heat.
    
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1. Yes, though I had 3-4 problems in a few years; none this year.
2. None, or none I could find.

I have a 5850 and didn't have any problem with it. The wat I am used to upgade drivers on AMD cards (to avoid issues) is not to install new drivers over the older ones; uninstall first then install the ne ones. Preferably update only if there's really something interesting released in the new drivers. BTW, I'd give the same advice for any driver upgrade, not only for AMD cards.
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The 6XXX series cards don't have driver issues.. They scale better then the GTX 5xx series. Games that AMD cards struggle in are Crysis, Cryisis, & Crysis. Thats about it.

It is cheaper to crossfire in the future also. Up to you. The 570 is a great card, just be careful with the overclocks.. might catch your house on fire.

I always wanted to try a GTX 570/580. I might have a Sapphire 6950 2GB (Shaders Unlocked Only)for you if your willing to trade.
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Not to forget some games tend to favour Nvidia The Way It's Meant To Be Played, like Battlefield which tends to be optimised for Nvidia more, which can be seen in most benchmarks. And drivers wise, Nvidia has always been ahead and will be for at least a year or so. They also have various techs that AMD doesn't have.

What AMD does have over Nvidia is crossfire between same gpus (6990 + 6970) and good price/performance and EYEFINITY though you need a DP adaptor which cost 100 in alot of places.
    
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Originally Posted by dragosmp;14361663 
I have a 5850 and didn't have any problem with it. The wat I am used to upgade drivers on AMD cards (to avoid issues) is not to install new drivers over the older ones; uninstall first then install the ne ones. Preferably update only if there's really something interesting released in the new drivers. BTW, I'd give the same advice for any driver upgrade, not only for AMD cards.

I do that too. Unless I see something I need I dont just update the drivers every time there is a new release.

And thats good to hear.
Looks like Ill be dumping my 570 for a 69502GB in a week or 2.

Actually, I might just build another computer and slap it in there rather than sell it. Ive got a bonus coming from work that Ive got nothing else to blow on.
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