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Hi, I need a new card, as my 5770 is having trouble playing newer games. I want to run either of these cards in Dual SLI or Crossfire eventually, probably when bulldozer comes out. Only problem is I will have to run both of the cards right next to each other, will that be a problem?

Which will overclock better, and which will be more future proof? And in general, what card performs better, stock and overclocked?

I never plan on setting up 3 monitors, and I play at 1080p right now.
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I prefer the 560 ti myself.

**From reading and drivers experience, never tried the 560 ti / 6950**
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post #3 of 11
Hd 6950 is a bit faster than gtx560 ti and its scale alot better in crossfire too but it also cost 50$ more, up to yoi to chose if the performance is worth the extra$ .
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post #4 of 11
They're pretty close. The 2gb on the 6950 would be more future proof, but then again you could always get the 2gb 560ti. I'd go for whichever is cheaper.
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post #5 of 11
I just sold my 6950's
I'm getting 560 Ti's

Need anything more to tell? [/sarcam]

The reason:
Noise,
Power consumption,
Bad drivers,
Heat,
Anything else? xD

I vote for the 560 Ti's
These also overclock a LOT better...

The only bonus of the 6950 is the unlock to a 6970 ( shaders + overclock, DO NOT FLASH A 6970 BIOS!!)
   
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post #6 of 11
Well, lets see.....

The HD 6950 Is faster by Memory Bandwith, which can help higher resolutions. I'm not sure about overclocking, but I suspect that The 560Ti is a better overclocker.
post #7 of 11
Unlocked is pretty dead..No more ref cards.
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post #8 of 11
+1 for 560Ti.

I have two in Gainward 560ti Phantoms in SLI and they still stay below 80c on air with a good airflow case.

They are relatively close in performance, 1-5fps between them, depending on the game so it comes down to personal preference.
post #9 of 11
560TIs are faster than the 6950, quieter, run cooler, and all new nvidia cards overclock incredibly well. 580s have near perfect scaling when in SLI, the second card increases performance by about 95%, so I dont see why a 560 ti wouldnt do the same. Sure, ATI has more memory, but you can always get the 2b 560 ti, and unless you are playing on 3 monitors, the vram shouldnt make a difference, the stock 560 ti vram should be enough to run dual 1080p monitors.
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post #10 of 11
Not to be "that guy" but, really... the search function is there for a reason.

This topic seems to come up every other day.

There's even a thread about it still on the front page:
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-6950-2gb.html

If you're considering the 560 Ti for surround though, make sure you get a 2GB variant.
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