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Hello

I would like to get a new video card and I need some advises, which cards would be the best for gaming(battlefield 3 ) hehe between this 2 cards and my budget is 200-300$ =). I am also open for suggestions

Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB Dirt3 Edition GDDR5 ATI Radeon HD 6950 Chipset(800MHz) 2GB GDDR5 Memory(5000MHz) Dual DVI /HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2048MB GDDR5 (02G-P3-1568-KR) nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Chipset(822MHz) 2048MB GDDR5 Memory(4008MHz) Dual-DVI/Mini-HDMI PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card


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Edited by blesser - 9/28/11 at 4:39pm
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post #2 of 23
id actually suggest looking at the twin frozrs for either. both would over clock like champs and keep cool.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2011-...del%20gpu.jpeg

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post #3 of 23
for higher end 6950s either the msi twin frozr III PE OC, or the sapphire toxic. both have a pretty good reputation for flashing to a 6970. and come from the manufacturer with competative performance. Frozrs will stay cooler though
    
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I am thinking to buy the MSI GeForce GTX 570 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI PCI-E Video or
MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr II OC 810MHZ 2GB GDDR5 2XDVI 2x Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card. Which 1 win XD
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post #5 of 23
price for what you get, id go with the 6950, you get more for you money. possible flash upgrade, and 2 gb vram. plus the TF cools like a champ, which will give you more headroom for overclocking.
    
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I have hard time to find an MSI, all out of stock but i found the following card:

Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6950 TOXIC 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6950 Chipset(800MHz) 2GB GDDR5 Memory(5200MHz) Dual DVI /HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

Is it good?
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post #7 of 23
that is actually the highest rated 6950, outperforms reference 6970s. runs kinda warm, but price to performance its a beast. card is actually a reference 6970, it can use their waterblocks. has a very high flash rate to 6970.

edit: the toxic edition is regularly out of stock at newegg.com and highly sought after
    
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that 6950 toxic 2b looks very nice..i'd recommend that ..however..if you want maximum punch for the money..consider 2 6790s in crossfire..i do believe it could be done for about $300..some guy on furmark's been ripping up the scores with a setup like that
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id actually suggest looking at the twin frozrs for either. both would over clock like champs and keep cool.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2011-...del%20gpu.jpeg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2011-...DEL%20GPU.jpeg

average fps in metro with everything maxed, physx off
This ^^^

Do not buy that cheap as non reference design 6950

Spend abit more and get a Twin frozr card , much , much better quality than that card you showed .

id take the 2gb 6950 over a 560ti any day , much better card imo .
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This ^^^

Do not buy that cheap as non reference design 6950

Spend abit more and get a Twin frozr card , much , much better quality than that card you showed .

id take the 2gb 6950 over a 560ti any day , much better card imo .
Nothing wrong with that Sapphire HD 6950. Super quiet, runs pretty cool. Mine did not unlock, but lots have. However mine clocked very well at 975/1380 24/7 stable. MSI card is indeed better, but it all comes down to price. If costs are close then for sure get the MSI, if not...then the Dirt 3 6950 is a perfectly good choice.

Like my Galaxy GTX580 with the stock Arctic Cooling cooler, it clocks to 930/2275 @ 1.12v, a little worse than the Asus ROG GTX580 I had for a bit that did 940/2325 or so at the same voltage. Got the Galaxy card for under $400, Asus Matrix card goes for at least $125 more. Hardly a performance value there even though the Asus is the better built card.
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