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Looking at one of these three graphics cards. From what I've heard the GTX 570's overclock abilities are a little underwhelming. I had previously been set on unlocking 6950s, but the only one that I was interested in was the R6950 Twin Frozr iii OC/PE, and it looks like I could get either a 560ti or 570 for similar prices. I was wondering which cards would be better. For the GTX 560 I would look for something like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130683

For the GTX 6950 the Twin Frozr iii OC/PE. The GTX 570 isn't really a competitor because of what I've heard but if anybody would like to tell me I'm wrong and that the GTX 570 runs great I would be glad to hear.

Need an answer soon as I am going to order within a few weeks. The GTX 560ti looks like its winning at the moment just because of what I've seen from its overclock abilities and stock specs. The 6950 obviously looks like a great card but it actually looks more expensive than some of the higher end GTX 560ti's and it looks like they're basically trading blows in terms of performance.

I will be running two monitors but gaming on one only (1080p 1920x1080), and both cards with 2gb should be enough so I'm not sure whether this would put one on top of another.

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Get that EVGA GTX560 Ti 2GB,it's a great card,overclocks well..

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between those cards i will choose the the 6950 the Twin Frozr III but if you can get the 570 IT's a great card it's much faster than the the 6950 but dont get the reference get some thing like the asus 570 CUII or the 570 twin frozer III because alots of reference cards were fried after overcklocking
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personally man, depending on what games you are going to play, i would consider an nvidia option. seem to have much more compatibility with games, thanks to smart marketing and clever business decisions on their part. and better drivers. although i would put that down more to a lot more games adopting "the way its meant to be played" and optimising to nvidia.

im thinking the new batman game coming out...ATI remember arkham asylum very well. you cant even enable AA in that game without an nvidia card.

plus nvidia do have added features like PhysX and 3D Vision. some will argue they are a waste but hey, they are there. and for the very few games that use PhysX, its very cool to have it on. plus it makes benching 3dmark real fun.
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Thanks for the help guys, researching a way I can get the 560ti in Australia. MyUS is pretty expensive, so I might wait till I'm in the US later this year and buy it directly off newegg and get it shipped to my hotel. Thanks for the help! And I know what you mean, games like Starcraft 2 seem to drastically favor nVidia cards.
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personally, the guys advertising sites that can get other into a lot of trouble should be banned.. and reported.. i don't like fake items lettalone Fake Posters... get out of here !

any dodgy website offering FREE shipping on their items and then have a TAB on there Homepage saying "Tracking" its a no brainer... anyone who uses em are in for a rude shock, especially if you use your creit card..

clothes and the decorations... dont you mean Accessories their champo !! SUSPECT !!! u doint even speaka da engrish proper...
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Me no advertise.
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personally, the guys advertising sites that can get other into a lot of trouble should be banned.. and reported.. i don't like fake items lettalone Fake Posters... get out of here !

Will happen im sure,look at the profile date
Its obv a temp profile,they should ban the ip not the username.
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personally, the guys advertising sites that can get other into a lot of trouble should be banned.. and reported.. i don't like fake items lettalone Fake Posters... get out of here !

any dodgy website offering FREE shipping on their items and then have a TAB on there Homepage saying "Tracking" its a no brainer... anyone who uses em are in for a rude shock, especially if you use your creit card..
Yeah I reported it. I just started on this forum yesterday and can already see it being one of the better forums I've been a part on. Don't like seeing stuff like that at all, really disappoints me.


By the way your sig says "Aussie" so I assume you're Australian as well. Where did you buy your parts? It looks like a current build. Did you go with PCCaseGear? That's where I'm looking at the moment but some parts, for example the GPU I want isn't for sale there.
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Thanks for the help guys, researching a way I can get the 560ti in Australia. MyUS is pretty expensive, so I might wait till I'm in the US later this year and buy it directly off newegg and get it shipped to my hotel. Thanks for the help! And I know what you mean, games like Starcraft 2 seem to drastically favor nVidia cards.


Starcraft 2 does ~NOT~ favour nvidia cards, My 6990M outdoes my GTx 460 SLI desktop. (Both with and without sli enabled) At the same resolution.
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