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Asus HD 6950 or MSI GTX 560 Ti ?

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Hey guys
I was wondering which one of these 2 cards should i choose

Asus HD 6950 1 GB
(http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/A...DCII2DI4S1GD5/)

MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk Twin Frozr III
(http://eu.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX-Ti-Hawk.html)

So which one would you guys recommend that is quite, has good average FPS and good for overclocking.
Also here is more information.

I will be running games at 1920x1080 with textures at MAX
I won't have AA on, unless IF those jagged lines would annoy me so much then i would turn 2x AA maximum.And if possible if i ever see a jagged line on 2x AA, and that jagged line would also annoy me, then i would turn 4x AA and no more, no matter will i see or not jagged lines.
I won't play games like Crysis, Metro 2033 and those on benchmarks.
Only GTA IV, BFBC2, Witcher 2, COD MW2, GTA SA, TES IV: Oblivion, NFS MW, Counter Strike 1.6 and Counter Strike Source.

Please recommend which on you think will give me more FPS, runs quite and good for overclocking
Thanks
post #2 of 28
no AA..hands down the 6950..which..as a bonus..will "unlock" to a 6970 if you know what you're doing
 
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no AA..hands down the 6950..which..as a bonus..will "unlock" to a 6970 if you know what you're doing
Nope, it won't since it's 1 GB HD 6950
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They're on par, IIRC 1GB 6950s don't unlock

If you could extend your budget a bit, I'd get a 2GB 6950.
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They're on par, IIRC 1GB 6950s don't unlock

If you could extend your budget a bit, I'd get a 2GB 6950.
I would do the same thing
But for now, recommend one of these 2
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HD6950 would be better choice
    
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both those cards exchange blows with each other so you can't really go wrong with either one.

if you're playing at 1080p or less, stick with the 560ti hawk because with the 950 core factory OC it will be a little faster then the stock 6950 (nothing really too noticeable though). you also get cuda and physx with nvidia.

if you plan on getting a 6950 and you play at higher then 1080p you would definitely benefit from the 2gb version. Also you could pick the 6950 if you plan on doing a multi monitor setup for eyefinity.

Really, when you're deciding between a 6950 and a 560ti you can't go wrong with either choice.

if you want to spend a little extra you could get a 570 if you have the extra cash.
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both those cards exchange blows with each other so you can't really go wrong with either one.

if you're playing at 1080p or less, stick with the 560ti hawk because with the 950 core factory OC it will be a little faster then the stock 6950 (nothing really too noticeable though). you also get cuda and physx with nvidia.

if you plan on getting a 6950 and you play at higher then 1080p you would definitely benefit from the 2gb version. Also you could pick the 6950 if you plan on doing a multi monitor setup for eyefinity.

Really, when you're deciding between a 6950 and a 560ti you can't go wrong with either choice.
Yeah, well actually i won't be doing triple monitors and sometimes i would play at 1920x1200
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What about a GTX 560ti 2gb?
If you want your setup to last, you will need more than 1GB imo.
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I would do the same thing
But for now, recommend one of these 2
GTX 560Ti overclocks better (you gain more from it than overclocking the 6950) and will run cooler. So in that case get the 560Ti.
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