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Last thread I promise thanks everyone for your help on my mass of threads lately

Now its down to these two cards. twin frozr III 6950 vs twin frozr III 570.

Not concerned with folding, physx etc. Just raw gamong power across all games not just certain ones. And also overclocking.

The price difference here is 25 bucks, (570 is more).
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Well to be honest, it seems like a lot of games are more optimized for nvidia these days, so maybe the 570 would be the right choice. It's not something I'm happy about, but it seems to be the case.
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Well to be honest, it seems like a lot of games are more optimized for nvidia these days, so maybe the 570 would be the right choice. It's not something I'm happy about, but it seems to be the case.

Uh.. well the 570 will slightly out preform the 6950. However, the 6950's are great overclockers. If you can find a reference model with a switch like the Gigabyte I have, you can flash the bios to a 6970. Also, the 6950 will run a lot cooler than the 570.
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Really? The 6950 I just returned idled at 54c with the fan at 55%. Im hoping either twin frozr will do much better.

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post #5 of 26
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Really? The 6950 I just returned idled at 54c with the fan at 55%. Im hoping either twin frozr will do much better.

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What's wrong with 54c? That's way way below max.
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I'm guessing you'd probably be happy with either one actually. Maybe flip a coin or something.
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What's wrong with 54c? That's way way below max.
54c on idle is pretty terrible.
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post #8 of 26
570 is slightly better or equal to the 6950. It's down to your own preferences. An SLI HD 6950 in the future might be better due to the extra Vram (1.25GB VS 2GB). But as stated before, more games are made to be used with Nvidia cards and therefore perform better.
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post #9 of 26
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54c on idle is pretty terrible.
Well you might have gotten a bad one.... also it depends on ambient temps... I had a 570 and it ran in the 90's during game play..... I have a 6950 overclocked to a 6970 and it will run 60 max in gaming with 30 ambients
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Well you might have gotten a bad one.... also it depends on ambient temps... I had a 570 and it ran in the 90's during game play..... I have a 6950 overclocked to a 6970 and it will run 60 max in gaming with 30 ambients
Yeah my 6950's idle at 40c even when it's pretty hot in my room.
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