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Very much so.
I came from a 6970 and couldn't be happier.

Every game every setting every time works perfectly, seems smoother, and this GPU is faster as it has more OC potential (air). It's the driver set that's the real difference though (PhsyX/superior tess performance/PhysX, etc). Nothing against my Radeon/'s I liked them too. More of budget GPU's, but good cards for the money in the performance category. Features/Stability not so much.

Nvidia's drivers offers a superior gaming performance.
I actually just came from nvidia. Wanted to play with something different. Honestly already had a couple weird issues like losing video signal and it idles at 50c because of dual monitors.
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
Keep the 6950... imo i like nvidia more but the 6950 is a better option.
Just curious but based on what?
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Anyone got an opinion besides fanboyism?
Haha so true

It depends what you play. Current ATI cards seem to have issues in games like Crysis 2 and The Witcher 2 and the 6xxx series aren't great overclockers from what I've seen.

Still you get 2GB of Vram which some may argue will be useful later and the performance difference is not very large, almost unnoticeable.

Basically if you had identical drivers and settings, a game that struggles with the HD6950 will also struggle with the 570.
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Yah good points I may just keep it. Hoping they do the rma. Also a little concerned that visiontek says ocing will void your warranty. Not sure how they would know though.

I probably should have just got the TFIII. I probably will if they dont allow the rma.
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i would go for a 570, i use to have dual 570's and they were awesome!! i had the asus DCUII version, so it idle around 24c and thats amazing!! overclocks like a champ too! around 920 mhz air on 65 fan speed. 570s are a better card imo
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Yah good points I may just keep it. Hoping they do the rma. Also a little concerned that visiontek says ocing will void your warranty. Not sure how they would know though.

I probably should have just got the TFIII. I probably will if they dont allow the rma.
They won't know unless you flash the bios. Just use Afterburner for OC and don't go overboard, you should be fine.
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They won't know unless you flash the bios. Just use Afterburner for OC and don't go overboard, you should be fine.
Thata what I was thinking.
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I don't think you should really be so worried about unlocking your 6950. The performance gain from the extra shaders is minimal at best. The bigger concern is how well it OCs.

The 570 is obviously the more powerful card, so if the 6950 doesn't meet your needs, it will definitely be a step up. But since you already have the 6950, I don't know that it's worth the hassle. Locked or unlocked they're pretty powerful cards. I'd keep it personally.

If you do decide to go with the 570 though, it appears that whatever issues they had with their VRMs seems to have been cleared up. There haven't been any 570 explosions reported around here in months, ref or otherwise.
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I would keep it, in the chance I would consider crossfire in the future

Well that's the position I am in now anyway
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I don't think you should really be so worried about unlocking your 6950. The performance gain from the extra shaders is minimal at best. The bigger concern is how well it OCs.

The 570 is obviously the more powerful card, so if the 6950 doesn't meet your needs, it will definitely be a step up. But since you already have the 6950, I don't know that it's worth the hassle. Locked or unlocked they're pretty powerful cards. I'd keep it personally.

If you do decide to go with the 570 though, it appears that whatever issues they had with their VRMs seems to have been cleared up. There haven't been any 570 explosions reported around here in months, ref or otherwise.
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I would keep it, in the chance I would consider crossfire in the future

Well that's the position I am in now anyway
Thanks guys.

I agree with you guys it just bothers me how hot this thing idles. 53c right now its 6:30am so not very warm in here. And I have to have the fan at 50% to achieve that temp.
Edited by lightsout - 7/29/11 at 6:32am
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So visiontek is out of reference cards. Since reading the link from Booty Warrior I am pretty much over unlocking. I think I will just return the card and get a twin frozr like I should have done in the beginning. Thanks folks. rep added
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