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RMA'd 6950 - None in stock! Stick with 6950 or get 560ti?

Poll Results: Stick with the 6950 or get a 560ti

Poll expired: Aug 17, 2011  
  • 74% (29)
    Stick With 6950 2GB
  • 25% (10)
    Replace with 560ti 1GB
39 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
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Hey as the title says, I have RMA'd my Powercolor 6950 2GB and ebuyer have informed me that there is no more in stock.

Im very tempted to get a 560ti for replacement, I have been looking at some of the benchmarks and would I be right in saying I will lose around 5-10% performance depending on the game?

I would be pretty happy to lose that much performance if I could get a nice card with some good overclocking potential to play with. I have never used a modern Nvidia card so would like to get one to test out.

I know with the 6950 2GB I will be more future proofed but I honestly don't see me gaming at any highier resolution that 1080p on 1 monitor for the next few years at least due to lack of money etc but do you think the 560ti will be able to hold its own for games like BF3 etc?

Would like some input from you guys to help me decide if I would be making the right decision and for what reasons. I do not want to start a flame war with which is better side etc but if you were in my position what would you do and why?

Thanks in advance for any help!
post #2 of 21
Hmmm hard to say. The 560TI is on par with the 6950 but in BF3 with so many things happening at once it may use more then 1gb of VRAM. It's really your choice but I think just 1 gb VRAM is not enough today.
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post #3 of 21
yes you would be about right with that estimation. personally i would stick with the 6950 as it is an awesome card, and a 560 TI would be a mix of a sidegrade/downgrade from it.
post #4 of 21
If there is no stock Ebuyer will refund - Get the full price you paid for your card back and shop around
post #5 of 21
You could go with the 560 if you simply can't stand waiting but I would wait and pick up the 6950 when possible because having a little extra VRAM in games is always nice.
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post #6 of 21
Even in the generic benchmarks, the 1GB 6950 curbstomps the 560ti.
     
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
Hmmm hard to say. The 560TI is on par with the 6950 but in BF3 with so many things happening at once it may use more then 1gb of VRAM. It's really your choice but I think just 1 gb VRAM is not enough today.
To be fair I think your right see I wouldn't have thought of that initially but I suppose with cards like the 6950 having 2GB as standard, new games are going to try to utilize it.

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Originally Posted by Kevlo View Post
yes you would be about right with that estimation. personally i would stick with the 6950 as it is an awesome card, and a 560 TI would be a mix of a sidegrade/downgrade from it.
Yea I think your right man!

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Originally Posted by Riskitall84 View Post
If there is no stock Ebuyer will refund - Get the full price you paid for your card back and shop around
Wish I could do this but I bought the card second hand its all through the original buyers account and he lives 50-60 miles away and is a young lad so although I wish I could do that Its not really feasible. On the plus I did get my 6950 and 1055t for £205 so Im not too worried about the money.


I pretty glad I posted this here or I might have jumped the gun and just got one and maybe regretted it later. Cheers.

Anyone with any other input feel freee!!
post #8 of 21
560 ti is more reliable and nvidia is always better from my experience its cooler in sli and 560 ti can play crysis 2 max specs 40 30 fps
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post #9 of 21
If you just want to go green, you won't lose much performance going to a 560 Ti, but if you really want this setup to last for years as you say in the OP, I'd look into 2GB 560 Tis instead.

1GB is more or less the bare minimum for comfortable 1080p play without sacrificing IQ.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by overcast View Post
560 ti is more reliable and nvidia is always better from my experience its cooler in sli and 560 ti can play crysis 2 max specs 40 30 fps
To be fair I have never had too much problems with my AMD cards in regards to drivers or hardware but you always think Nvidia may do the more solid cards, not the fastest but there whole package just seems to be a little bit more professional or something.

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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post
If you just want to go green, you won't lose much performance going to a 560 Ti, but if you really want this setup to last for years as you say in the OP, I'd look into 2GB 560 Tis instead.

1GB is more or less the bare minimum for comfortable 1080p play without sacrificing IQ.
Yea I don't think I would personally notice the performance and I would be happy with that if I could get a nice model with good overclocking potential but I do not like the idea of 1GB model and getting the 2GB model is not an option atm.

I probably will just stick with the 6950 and if i get the itch then sell it on as I would probably get more for it and by the way I'm changing hardware at the minute that's very possible.
Edited by Collins00 - 8/15/11 at 1:46pm
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