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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III VS. MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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  • 57% (8)
    6950
  • 42% (6)
    GTX 560 TI Hawk
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post #1 of 10
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Which one should I get?

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The 6950 because it has more memory.
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post #3 of 10
The performance difference @ 1080p is negligible, they trade blows and are within a few fps in almost every game.

560ti hawk is cheaper, so that's my vote.

If you're playing above 1920x1200, 6950 for sure. otherwise, 560ti will serve you well
    
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by smaudioz View Post
The 6950 because it has more memory.
There is a 560 2GB now. And it's TF2.
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post #5 of 10
That's not a good comparison because the 6950 with 2GB would be a better choice over the 560Ti 1GB.

Now to be on par with that:

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB
for $299.99 after MIR $279.99 w/$7.87 shipping for $287.86.

You'd want to look into these two options.

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB $$269.99 after MIR $249.99 w/$7.87 shipping for $257.87.

EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB $279.99 after MIR $269.99 w/$7.56 shipping for $277.55. Throw in Free Batman Arkum City game offered currently and take another $50 of that price, it's like getting the card for $227.55, if your going to buy the game anyway.

Now comparing those other cards 2GB VRAM vs 2GB VRAM they will be equal in performance trading blows back and forth. Where one wins the other will be closely behind and niether really runs away with performance.

With the free Batman game, it's a no brainer if you plan about buying it anyway.

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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcyPimpHand View Post
There is a 560 2GB now. And it's TF2.


Yeah I know and I'm thinking of buying it (not the MSI TF2, an EVGA), but the MSI Hawk doesn't have 2GB, so between those 2 he listed, I'd pick the 6950. But yeah if i was going to buy a 560 I wouldn't get the hawk and I'd buy a 2GB version, but not MSI as the MSI TF2 560 seems to have issues e.g. breaking fans
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post
That's not a good comparison because the 6950 with 2GB would be a better choice over the 560Ti 1GB.

Now to be on par with that:

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB
for $299.99 after MIR $279.99 w/$7.87 shipping for $287.86.

You'd want to look into these two options.

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB $$269.99 after MIR $249.99 w/$7.87 shipping for $257.87.

EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB $279.99 after MIR $269.99 w/$7.56 shipping for $277.55. Throw in Free Batman Arkum City game offered currently and take another $50 of that price, it's like getting the card for $227.55, if your going to buy the game anyway.

Now comparing those other cards 2GB VRAM vs 2GB VRAM they will be equal in performance trading blows back and forth. Where one wins the other will be closely behind and niether really runs away with performance.

With the free Batman game, it's a no brainer if you plan about buying it anyway.

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post #8 of 10
At those prices, I'd def take the hawk. It's factory OC already puts it near 570 performance, and for $235 after MIR that's a damn good deal.
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i voted for 6950 (im partial i own it) but the reason was is Amazon was selling that card for 279 plus u could put in for the 20$ rebate and get it for 259.99$ so it was worth it over the Hawk...but honestly...both are spectacular cards...my choice was down between the same 2 cards
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
2gb vram vs 1gb means nothing at 1080p or lower, and having more vram does not add anything else to the card.
That's true to some degree..

One can comfortably go up to 512 Mb above your cards VRAM limit in games and your shared memory will be able to handle it with very marginal slowdown.

So when gaming uses more than 1.5GB VRAM, even on a single monitor, the card with 2GB will start to out perform the 1GB card that will start to struggle. The memory will be the bottleneck and the GPU will spend a lot of time doing nothing while waiting for slow video RAM.

My comparison to other 2GB cards only was showing a more apples to apples choice. One that would be a better choice in IMO for the OP.
     
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