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    Sapphire 6950 Toxic
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    MSI 560 Ti Hawk
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post #1 of 21
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So, I am looking into making a GPU purchase today and it is down to TWO cards!

Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic 2GB

MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk 1 GB


I lean towards the Hawk, can you guys back me up?

Going to 1080p soon.
 
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Are you staying with your sig monitor?
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillOhio View Post
Are you staying with your sig monitor?
1080p soon.
 
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post #4 of 21
Nvidia has better drivers except the 6950 should perform a little better and has more vram.

Can't really go wrong with either one, though.
 
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I'd get the Hawk
    
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball View Post
1080p soon.
6950 Toxic 2GB over the 560TI {however it can still handle the business} in this case.
Edited by drBlahMan - 8/15/11 at 1:39pm
post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball View Post
So, I am looking into making a GPU purchase today and it is down to TWO cards!

Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic 2GB

MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk 1 GB


I lean towards the Hawk, can you guys back me up?

Going to 1080p soon.
I suggest you to go with sapphire hd6950 toxic,
its a faster card,has more v-ram(should handle higher resolutions better)
go with hd6950.
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post #8 of 21
remember that the 6950 can be flashed if you need more performance down the road
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post #9 of 21
The Sapphire AMD 6950 Toxic and MSI Nvidia GTX 580 Ti Hawk are very similar in performance.

IF your thinking of multiple monitors go AMD 6950.
IF your thinking of 3D Vision gaming and movies go GTX 560 Ti.
IF your not thinking of either and going to upgrade to one 1920x1080p monitor - then flip a coin.

Both are neck and neck with each other and they both over clock great. Niether have any weaknesses in performance or build.

More VRM with single monitor isn't going to improve FPS. If you want to leave one of the above doors open - Multiple monitors or 3D Vision - then choose accordingly.

Otherwise you can't make any wrong decision as it's a marginal lead and benches go back and forth pretty evenly. Where one wins it's very marginal in all the benches I've seen posted in reviews from multiple sources.

Post back and let us know which way you end up going once you pulled the trigger. Good luck bud.
     
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post #10 of 21
I love my 560ti i really do, but i game at 1080p and on some really demanding games, on max settings, i go over my 1gb vram and it kills my frames per second horribly. If your gonna go with the 560, get the 2gb or go with the 6950, like i wish i would have. If u dont hit the 1gb vram issue though its been a great card.
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