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How much is actually difference between GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 ?

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Hey guys
Can someone tell me how much of a difference is between GTX 560Ti and HD 6950 in performance ?
Is the HD 6950 worth the extra money ?
Thanks
post #2 of 7
Not a whole lot in single card configurations. In dual card configurations the 6950 CF will pull ahead both due to slightly better scaling and it's additional VRAM. For single cards IMO the decision comes down to VRAM vs. Tessellation. I'm a big fan of both but the 560ti can be found with 2Gb of VRAM, the 6950 isn't available with decent tessellation performance. That said the 2Gb 560ti will be more expensive than the 6950 2Gb IIRC. Ideally you'd want to get a card that doesn't compromise on either VRAM, tessellation (AMD doesn't make a card with decent tessellation performance FYI), overall power, and is available at a decent price.
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I would go 560Ti. Nvidia really offers some nice things graphics wise. And dont under estimate Minimum FPS when looking at benchmarks. I noticed that with my HD5870 and GTX 470. HD 5870 pretty much whoops GTX 470 in most benches in FPS but Minimum FPS GTX 470 does real well and makes it actually feel like a better card.
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They trade punches in gaming performance, depends what you want to play etc. Both great cards
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Originally Posted by Chuckclc View Post
And dont under estimate Minimum FPS when looking at benchmarks.
This. I enjoyed playing BC2 on a 460, but a 6870 last 3 days before it went back to Fry's. For whatever reason, I got much lower minimums and could notice the dips...very distracting.
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I honestly chose the card that has the highest min frames.. It gives me an idea of what the card is actually capable of.
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Like other said. depends on your company you like more. I like geforce more.
Also some games ati do better and other geforce. BUt i like dx11 (new but come on get more titles ) Now i skipped dx 10 so from xp on 285 in dx9, to 480 then 580 on dx 11 you can tell . But depends on game.
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