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Not really.

I'd take a 6950 over a 570 any day simply because of more memory. If you can get a 6970 then it's an easy choice.

I've run into other games where they wouldn't work with my AMD cards, but would work fine with my nVidia rig.

Yeah, seeing as 11.9 and 11.10 have actually caused some games that used to have eyefinity support to lose it. FEAR 2 has support but right now at 5760 x 1080 resolution the game is only showing the middle screen and its only 1920 x 1080, reguardless of the settings I've put it at.
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I went AMD for the extra vram. the GTX570 is more powerful. However, the 2GB of vram will come in handy in vram-intensive games (high-res textures, etc.)
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As a 570 user, I can tell you that I would rather have a 6950 or a 6970. The GPU is plenty powerful. Seems to handle BF3 fine, but the big bottleneck with BF3, Crysis 2, and no doubt several future dx11 releases is the 1.25GB VRAM. Sadly, that's not even something that can be fixed with sli. There is a 2GB 570, 560ti, and even 560 i believe. Those or the 69xx would all be better options if you don't want to sacrifice hi-res textures for framerates.
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Well, with 1 6950 @ 1080p I regularly use 1300MB+ vram, this is going to require more than a 570.
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Definitely GTX570.
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Definitely GTX570.
Did you read the 2 posts above you?
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Did you read the 2 posts above you?
He probably did, I did........and I couldn't care less about the four posts above me.
    
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He probably did, I did........and I couldn't care less about the four posts above me.
The attitude isn't necessary mate.

The point is that considering that new games seem to be demanding more and more vram (Crysis 2, BF3) than Nvidia's 1.2GB, the decision to get a card is no longer just a function of the raw power of the card but also includes the framebuffer size.
[Although iirc, the vram wall on the GTX580 didn't seem to affect performance that much as compared to the 3GB version.]

@OP: For raw power, the 570 is going to win for the most part, however, for the price of one, I might be leaning towards a 6970 instead since it matches the performance of the GTX570 and offers the extra framebuffer. Again, unless you're doing anything vram intensive (high-res textures, lots of AA, very high resolutions/multi-monitor gaming), the 1.3GB won't be much of an issue.
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wow that a quick respon from all of you~

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It all depends, the 6950 is noticeably different in price to an Nvidia 570. Both cards will give you great performance, I get a constant 60fps with my Gigabyte 6950 on metro (With Caspian bogging it down a small bit.)
If you're using a single monitor at 1080p than a 1gb card is perfectly fine, and both can handle itself in eyefinity/Surround situations.
for now, 1GB is fine but what about future gaming? I mean I will not upgrade for years maybe as my last upgrade is 8800GT

As this BF3 gaming need 1.3GB @1080p gaming.

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The attitude isn't necessary mate.

The point is that considering that new games seem to be demanding more and more vram (Crysis 2, BF3) than Nvidia's 1.2GB, the decision to get a card is no longer just a function of the raw power of the card but also includes the framebuffer size.
[Although iirc, the vram wall on the GTX580 didn't seem to affect performance that much as compared to the 3GB version.]

@OP: For raw power, the 570 is going to win for the most part, however, for the price of one, I might be leaning towards a 6970 instead since it matches the performance of the GTX570 and offers the extra framebuffer. Again, unless you're doing anything vram intensive (high-res textures, lots of AA, very high resolutions/multi-monitor gaming), the 1.3GB won't be much of an issue.
agreed. but I also have read that this saphiere 6950 can be unlock to 6970 bios with easy bios mod. I am fighting with price now.
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The attitude isn't necessary mate.

The point is that considering that new games seem to be demanding more and more vram (Crysis 2, BF3) than Nvidia's 1.2GB, the decision to get a card is no longer just a function of the raw power of the card but also includes the framebuffer size.
[Although iirc, the vram wall on the GTX580 didn't seem to affect performance that much as compared to the 3GB version.]

@OP: For raw power, the 570 is going to win for the most part, however, for the price of one, I might be leaning towards a 6970 instead since it matches the performance of the GTX570 and offers the extra framebuffer. Again, unless you're doing anything vram intensive (high-res textures, lots of AA, very high resolutions/multi-monitor gaming), the 1.3GB won't be much of an issue.

I'm glad you can be the judge of my attitude. Thumbs up "mate".

I understood the post and why he still recommended the 6950 (with 2GB ram). I still recommend the GTX 570. If anything, the attitude of "Did you read the 2 posts above you?" came off as snarky and piss poor.

So, as it stands to reason...........GTX 570 is my vote and I stand by it.
    
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