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So I recently built my computer (little over a month ago) and after reading some stats about the 6950 it seems that not only is it a more powerful card but scales much better when crossfired compared to 560's in SLI. Think I should be feeling buyers remorse for not getting the best bang for the buck?
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I find them to be equal, give and take. The only problem i have is that I didn't get the 2gb version.

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From what I've seen they're pretty close. Some games do better on the 6950, others on the 560ti.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/331?vs=330
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My biggest issue is that I bought the 560's to sli but it looks like they are promptly beat by 6950's in crossfire from benchmarks I have seen.
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Yeah AMD in general has been doing better in multi gpu scaling this generation. But the next generation is just around the corner.
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post #6 of 14
Your 560 ti is fine and is a great card for the money. Don't worry about it.
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ATI's cards do scale very well. nVidia cards also scale good. 2 560ti's (with a little oc) is a nice combo, virtually futureproof for a few years, at 1080p, imho. The only game I've played that I've not been able to turn EVERYTHING up fully on is the o.g. Crysis, and only then, when I go from 4x to 8xAA (starts to stutter just a bit). Everything else is full speed ahead, even with my wimpy PhII.
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You should have no problems!

Edit: I forgot, the stuttering was with sli disabled. So as of now, every game I own (incl metro 2033) can be played at absolute highest settings in 1080p, with no issues and massive framerates.
I guess we'll see when BF3 comes out if my assumptions are correct!
Edited by Jayce1971 - 10/13/11 at 1:53pm
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airolden View Post
Yeah AMD in general has been doing better in multi gpu scaling this generation. But the next generation is just around the corner.
AMD CF scaling is better at the cost of having more micro stuttering.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by youra6 View Post
AMD CF scaling is better at the cost of having more micro stuttering.
While I can't speak from (long term) experience on the AMD side, this is my impression too. My 460s have ~90% scaling(depending on game, settings, etc), I'm sure your 560s will too. I don't know what benchmarks you're speaking of, but it's hard to beat ~80-90% with silky smooth frame rates, and no silly stuttering. I wouldn't worry about it.

Only thing you're missing is the extra VRAM. At 1080p and under that's not even a problem. If you want to go 30" display or Surround/eyefinity, then I'd say you should get the AMD card.
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post #10 of 14
I assure you that if you were to sell your gtx 560 TI and buy a hd 6950 you would be just as disappointed that it wasn't the leap in FPS that the benchmarks lead you to believe.
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