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Should I get a 6950 or 560ti SC ?

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Hi guys I have been looking into getting a new graphics card for a while now and the 6950 and 560TI SC have caught my attention. From most benchmarks I have read and seen the 6950 seems better but I plan to start playing games in 3D and I was told it is better to stick with an Nvidia card for 3d.

Does anyone have any ideas or advice for me please I plan on playing games in 1080p maxed out if possible.

Thanks guys

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Well u pretty much answered your own question - if 3d is a "must have" feature for you then stick to 560 ti - if not i'd get an unlockable 6950 and make 6970 out of it. If u r on the budget you may also want to take a look at gtx 470, these can be found pretty cheap these days, they r 3d capable and performance wise not that far behind 560 ti/6950. Hope this helps.

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The AMD 6950 and Nvidia 560Ti trade blows back and forth pretty evenly and where one wins, it's actually marginal. The AMD 6950 has the slightest edge. Seems to be true with multiple reviews I've read for different sources.

IF it's 3D vision for gaming and movies with any 120Hz monitor it's Nvidia hands down. You did answer your own question. 3D vision on a hardware level.

I switched from AMD to Nvidia for 3D vision gaming and movies myself and it's been a blast. Any 120Hz monitor and with Nvidia 3D Glasses w/emitter your set to go.

Check out the Nvidia 3D Vision Club thread link on my sig for more info. Great place to ask questions if you have any about 3D.

P.S. - While I was doing my own homework I started a thread and compiled info together before I made my choice on monitors. You may already know but it explains some things you might not.

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OK thanks very much for the input I guess I did answer my own question I am going to go with a 560ti OC edition.
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