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I used to have a 570 and it was loud, so i switched to a 6950 2gb which outputs to 4 monitors and plays eyefinity well while keeping temps and fan low.

go with the 6950
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I used to have a 570 and it was loud, so i switched to a 6950 2gb which outputs to 4 monitors and plays eyefinity well while keeping temps and fan low.

go with the 6950
Reference 570 is loud. We're not discussing the reference card here.
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still not convinced the 570 is worth the extra money...
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post #26 of 49
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still not convinced the 570 is worth the extra money...

It's not, there really is no reason to get a 570 over a 6950 unless you fold.
And AMD cards are better at crunching other things should you ever decide to crunch.
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post #27 of 49
The 570 is worth it if you want the extra performance. The 6950 is a great card, and will run pretty much everything out there at ultra. Only issue you might face is having high AA/AF levels, but you will still be able to have AA/AF on. If you want to save the extra ~$100, and the games you will be running wont really benefit from the extra performance of the 570, then of course, grab the 6950. They also scale extremely well in crossfire too. About 80-90% increase. 2x 6950 are faster than a 580. Its a great card :]
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The 570 is worth it if you want the extra performance. The 6950 is a great card, and will run pretty much everything out there at ultra. Only issue you might face is having high AA/AF levels, but you will still be able to have AA/AF on. If you want to save the extra ~$100, and the games you will be running wont really benefit from the extra performance of the 570, then of course, grab the 6950. They also scale extremely well in crossfire too. About 80-90% increase. 2x 6950 are faster than a 580. Its a great card :]
What extra perf, how much extra performance?

Crysis2, Heaven, what else?
And is the difference enough to justify the extra $$?
Is ~0-10fps that big of a deal?
Especially when most games will run 60+ fps anyway?
A 1ghz 6950 is a very capable card.

Think about it this way, get the 6950 for the same reason you went 570 instead of 580.
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What extra perf, how much extra performance?

Crysis2, Heaven, what else?
And is the difference enough to justify the extra $$?
Is ~0-10fps that big of a deal?
Especially when most games will run 60+ fps anyway?
A 1ghz 6950 is a very capable card.

Think about it this way, get the 6950 for the same reason you went 570 instead of 580.
I wasn't saying get the 570 over the 6950. I was stating unless he needs or wants the extra performance the 570 can offer, then get it. If not, get the 6950. To some people the extra 5 fps is worth it, to others its not. I even stated it will run everything out there at ultra and its a fantastic card. I personally wouldn't mind owning a 6950 if I needed to replace my 570.
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cool, thank you guys, that was the kind of input i was looking for. i will go with the 6950!
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