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I recently received a couple of open box GPUs. Both are ASUS DirectCUII. A 560 TI TOP and a 6950 (also threw in a 6870 DirectCU for comparison). I benchmarked them in 3DMark 11, Vantage, 06, Heaven 2.5, Crysis 2, FFXIV, Lost Planet 2. I used 2 separate systems:

System 1: The broke gamer
-AMD Sempron 145 unlocked running at 3.6GHz (260fsb)
-2GB Kingston DDR3 running at 1050MHz CL6
-Biostar A880g+

System 2: The budget gamer
-Intel i5 2500k running stock at 3.3GHz
-8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL8
-ASUS P8P67-M

Both systems were using same OCZ 600w PSU
Both systems were using cheap 1280x1024 monitor (I know, I know, I will do 1080p benchies when I get these things home.)
AMD using 11.6 driver and Nvidia using 275.33

Up first, the broke gamer system:
3DMark11
6870
560 TI
6950

3DMark Vantage
6870
560 TI
6950

3DMark06
6870
560 TI
6950

Heaven 2.5
6870
560 TI
6950
Edited by Wildcard36qs - 7/29/11 at 7:58am
   
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...broke gamer continued:

Lost Planet 2 (Test B)
6870
560 TI
6950

FFXIV
6870
560 TI
6950

/End broke gamer


/Begin budget gamer
For the i5 2500k build, I just compared the 560TI and the 6950 both at factory clocks and overclocked both to 950 core and 4800 (560)/5000(6950) memory.

3DMark11
560 TI
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC

3DMark Vantage
560 TI
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC

3DMark06
560 TI
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC
Edited by Wildcard36qs - 7/29/11 at 8:04am
   
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...budget gamer continued:
These next tests for Heaven, I did both normal and extreme tessellation both stock and OCed.

Heaven 2.5 normal tessellation
560 TI
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC

Heaven 2.5 extreme tessellation
560 TI
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC

Lost Planet 2 Test B
560 TI
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC

FFXIV
560
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC

Crysis 2 DX11+Ultra+High-res Textures, NO AA. I used preview 11.8 AMD and BETA 280.19 nVidia for this benchmark
560 TI
560 TI OC
6950
6950 OC

And that is all for now. I will bench 1080p where it matters for all of us really. But for now, you can see that with DX11, the 560 just does better, but with DX10/9, that 6950 really shows that it is more powerful than the 560 TI. And when you overclock, check out the gains the 6950 gets! It does not unlock using RBE method, so sorry no testing of that. All in all great cards, but the 6950 just a massive beast compared to the 560 TI and I am liking the features of the 560, so I am keeping it, I think.
Edited by Wildcard36qs - 7/29/11 at 8:24am
   
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are these stock or overclocked?
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On the i5 system he gave stock and overclocked to 950 core on each card I believe.

You should do some benches that favor AMD like AvP, Metro 2033, and Crysis 1 if possible.

I know some people will cry foul, nice job though
    
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On the i5 system he gave stock and overclocked to 950 core on each card I believe.

You should do some benches that favor AMD like AvP, Metro 2033, and Crysis 1 if possible.

I know some people will cry foul, nice job though
Yea I just did what I could automated. I do not have Metro 2033 or AvP. I would do BC2 or Witcher 2 if they had a benchmark tool. I personally believe the 6950 is the better card, just that this DCUII is not good for my purposes.
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Thanks for doing an FFXIV test on these cards. Exactly what I wanted
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which is most silent of the three?
going to try to build a semi-silent system for my next project
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