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It's true that the big name manufacturers are great but my powercolor has served me well. I actually did have the "vanilla" 5870 at first and I had an ever so slight issue and they immediately RMA'd it for me (no cost to me) and the whole procedure (me sending, them sending back) was done in about 3 days. Plus, powercolor is usually one of the cheapest manufacturers and I've always seen great low temps on my card (about 68 max). Don't dismiss the little guys
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Hmm video editing or video processing? Editing shouldn't really matter to much what card you get, but for processing that might change things. Depending on software, they might only support Nvidia cards for extra rendering performance, at least I think that is how some of Adobe's software is.

Otherwise 6950 would be a solid choice for just about anything you want to do.
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I've always had ATI Cards, but I'm not stuck on red-

Would a 560ti like this be as good or better than a 6950?
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Those 2 cards are going to be pretty close in terms of performance. Check this out.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...0-ti-review/18

So, the 6950 shows a few more FPS in most benchmarks but it is also a little bit hotter and noisier. This one is too close to call as they say, so it comes down to your personal preference... and money lol I would personally go for the gtx 560 ti if you ever planned on going SLI since I've seen SLI does very well on them and if you're going only one card, grab yourself a 6950.
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Originally Posted by jrockut83 View Post
It's true that the big name manufacturers are great but my powercolor has served me well. I actually did have the "vanilla" 5870 at first and I had an ever so slight issue and they immediately RMA'd it for me (no cost to me) and the whole procedure (me sending, them sending back) was done in about 3 days. Plus, powercolor is usually one of the cheapest manufacturers and I've always seen great low temps on my card (about 68 max). Don't dismiss the little guys
hehe, not dismissing smaller companies at all, i'm sure some of them are just as good as the big ones, just that i have no experience in dealing with them, so i always stay with the big guns these days

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I've always had ATI Cards, but I'm not stuck on red-

Would a 560ti like this be as good or better than a 6950?
at stock, the 560ti is a bit slower than the 6950, and the deficit increase as the resolution goes up. they're both good overclockers, similar priced, a close one to call really, but i'd personally recommend the 6950 if your decision boils down to those 2, simply because of the 2gb vram vs the 1gb on the 560ti, unless you can find a 2gb 560ti and the price stays below a 6950. not to mention if you ever want to go multi setup down the road, the 6950s scale better than the 560s
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