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I am kind of feeling invisible here.
So am I, since I said "if you're going to get a 560" and not "if you're going to get a 6950".

Also, if you wanted a GTX 560 why would you get a 6950? You'd get what you wanted. By the way not all 6950's have 2GB.

Personally I'm still trying to decide between the 560 Ti 2GB and an MSI 6950.
Edited by smaudioz - 10/2/11 at 6:44am
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post #12 of 36
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So am I, since I said "if you're going to get a 560" and not "if you're going to get a 6950".
Yes, but that is still poor advice. You shouldn't get recommending a GTX 560 Ti in the first place.

It's like saying, if you're thinking of buying a roach-filled house, pay someone to fumigate it.

I'm saying.. just get a house that is free of roaches.
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post #13 of 36
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Yes, but that is still poor advice. You shouldn't get recommending a GTX 560 Ti in the first place.

It's like saying, if you're thinking of buying a roach-filled house, pay someone to fumigate it.

I'm saying.. just get a house that is free of roaches.


I was saying if you get a 560, get this one, what is wrong with that? Also the performance is pretty much equal and you're making out like there's a massive difference.
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post #14 of 36
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I was saying if you get a 560, get this one, what is wrong with that?
Read my above post.
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I'd pick the 6950. As Track has said, it brings better performance (if i'm not mistaken it's on par with the GTX 570) and the 2 GB VRAM comes standard (no need to pay premiums for "extra" VRAM). Plus, with a bit of luck and choosing appropiate card you could even unlock shaders to 6970, getting performance on par with a GTX 580.

Who would not hit that? Even me, an Nvidia fanboy, if i had the money i'd hit that.
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post #16 of 36
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But I am not incorrect. The GTX 580 is, basically, just an overclocked GTX 480.

Things the GTX 580/G560 Ti have over their predecessors:

1.) Better core - runs cooler, overclocks higher.
2.) One cluster of SPs unlocked - 384 SPs on the GTX 560 Ti and 512 SPs on the GTX 580.
Having more shader units means the 560 Ti is NOT just an overclocked 460. 384 vs. 336 Shaders and 64 vs. 56 texture units means the 560 Ti is a significant performance increase from the 460 even if both ran at the same clock speeds. How hard is that to understand? By your faulty reasoning, one could just say a 6970 is an overclocked 6950 and a GTX 580 is just an overclocked 570.
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I'd pick the 6950. As Track has said, it brings better performance (if i'm not mistaken it's on par with the GTX 570) and the 2 GB VRAM comes standard (no need to pay premiums for "extra" VRAM). Plus, with a bit of luck and choosing appropiate card you could even unlock shaders to 6970, getting performance on par with a GTX 580.

Who would not hit that? Even me, an Nvidia fanboy, if i had the money i'd hit that.
I really couldn't have said it better myself.

For all those reasons and more, I'd get a used HD 6950 off eBay right now
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post #18 of 36
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Read my above post.
I did read it, i'm not recommending him the GTX 560 Ti over a 6950, I'm saying if he does pick a 560 get the one I said.

Learn to read.
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post #19 of 36
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Having more shader units means the 560 Ti is NOT just an overclocked 460. 384 vs. 336 Shaders and 64 vs. 56 texture units means the 560 Ti is a significant performance increase from the 460 even if both ran at the same clock speeds. How hard is that to understand? By your faulty reasoning, one could just say a 6970 is an overclocked 6950 and a GTX 580 is just an overclocked 570.
You are right.

Except that the HD 560 Ti is known for being way overclocked from stock, giving it most its performance and little overclocking room.

It's like comparing a 1Ghz HD 6950 to a GTX 570, do you understand?

Also, please try to contain yourself. This is not a life-or-death discussion and doesn't call for insult.
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post #20 of 36
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I did read it, i'm not recommending him the GTX 560 Ti over a 6950, I'm saying if he does pick a 560 get the one I said.

Learn to read.
But that's like saying "If you do choose to die instead of live, go with a lethal injection."

Why would you tell someone that in the first place? Yeah, I agree, lethal injection beats other methods.. but let's not even get into that, okay?
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