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Because the 6950's outperform it in a number of benches, also the 6950 uses a LOT less power so you can run it on a cheaper PSU.

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OP says he plans to OC, which makes the benches irrelevant. Those 480 lightnings are some of the best OC'ing 480's out there while the 6950's oc potential is lower. As for the 480 power consumption issues, they're highly exaggerated on these forums:


OP, if you plan to OC and already have a 850w psu, it's an easy choice. The only reason to go 6950 is if you plan to stay stock or are actually planning on a trifire later on. At your resolutions, the 1.5gb vs 2gb VRAM difference won't matter.

It's just another option to consider in your choices, which are all pretty good.
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In short yes you should,

if you don't, you'll just keep waiting for the next thing and you'll never get anything. Also, that's an epic upgrade.

Comps
Agreed. Same exact sentence could be used for Android phones.

Once the next best thing comes out, everyone will be talking about the next best thing ready to come out and you'll be jealous.

Power of Now.
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OP says he plans to OC, which makes the benches irrelevant. Those 480 lightnings are some of the best OC'ing 480's out there while the 6950's oc potential is lower. As for the 480 power consumption issues, they're highly exaggerated on these forums:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA_OYYneNsU

OP, if you plan to OC and already have a 850w psu, it's an easy choice. The only reason to go 6950 is if you plan to stay stock or are actually planning on a trifire later on. At your resolutions, the 1.5gb vs 2gb VRAM difference won't matter.

It's just another option to consider in your choices, which are all pretty good.
I've thought of these but put them down for a few reasons:

1. they scale similar to 570s, which barely hold a candle to a 6950 cfx for their $30 extra price increase
2. even when overclocked to 580 levels, 6950s still equal them in performance whilst costing $60 less


But they are huge epeen boosters

granted had I the cash I would've given them some more thought but for $60 more, its a big jump for not that much performance.

They are lightnings however and have some tremendous resale value.
     
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If Metro 2033 is the game you are targeting, then you 'might' be disappointed. I tried that game in SLI 580s wasn't able to turn on everything. I was only using a 1080p monitor too.

But other than that yes the 6950s will max out every game out there right now. Don't know how well it will do with Crysis 2 as a month ago with the older drivers I was using CF 6870s and wasn't able to get play able fps, but once i got one GTX 580 i was able to play it fine.
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If Metro 2033 is the game you are targeting, then you 'might' be disappointed. I tried that game in SLI 580s wasn't able to turn on everything. I was only using a 1080p monitor too.

But other than that yes the 6950s will max out every game out there right now. Don't know how well it will do with Crysis 2 as a month ago with the older drivers I was using CF 6870s and wasn't able to get play able fps, but once i got one GTX 580 i was able to play it fine.
Lol whut? It could have been an ATI issue. Gtx 460s overclocked handled C2 on extreme fine.

Yeah metro 2033 with DoF is a killer, but I really do not notice DoF, so it's performance saving. That said I can max with highest tessalation and use my 460 for physics. Just for lolz.
     
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post #16 of 36
I've got my single 570 + GTX275 for physx, it's rapes through metro....

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post #17 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quick question you guys:

MSI twin frozr III
Or
Asus DCII

(I can crossfire since I have enough space)

Truly I'm looking for the upped vrm or 6+2 phase setup.

Sapphires toxic may possibly be higher binned.

What do you guys think?
     
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post #18 of 36
Twin Frozr 3 are epic, I see more people with them than the DCII

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GTX 480s especially once OC'ed are faster than 6950s for sure. GTX 480s are equal to or slightly better than 6970s. You should compare a couple of benchmark threads here on OCN. You will tweak the cards anyways when you get them, it will be a better comparison that way.
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Lol whut? It could have been an ATI issue. Gtx 460s overclocked handled C2 on extreme fine.

Yeah metro 2033 with DoF is a killer, but I really do not notice DoF, so it's performance saving. That said I can max with highest tessalation and use my 460 for physics. Just for lolz.
I m talking about Ultra/DX11/Texture pack for Crysis 2.
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