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So I got this 570 for $280 2 weeks ago, and its doing great. Iwas wondering if I should return this and get the Sapphire Toxic 6950 instead? I might be doing SLI/CF in a couple months if necessary. I will be losing some horsepower, but gaining some VRAM. Worth it?
     
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If you're gaming at high resolutions, I'd say it would be worth thinking about as you could always add another 6950 down the line to take further use of that 2GB and you wouldn't have to worry about the VRAM bottlenecking performance. The 6950 2GB isn't much of a downgrade, you'll still be able to play most games with similar settings with almost as good FPS, it's only about 10% more powerful I would say anyways. I'm assuming your GTX 570 has 1280mb?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/H...D_6950/18.html

Plenty of comparisons there. There crysis benchmarks were rather interesting, showed the 6950 2GB pulling away at higher resolutions likely due to ram restrictions on the 570
Edited by Allen86 - 10/20/11 at 12:20am
    
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I'd say its worth it if you can get the Toxics. You get more VRAM (Which is being used by alot of games now), 6950 CF scale better than SLI, & a 70% to unlocking the shaders = win.

Drivers for AMD have been awesome for the 6XXX series cards & they're only getting better!
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i have an msi twin frozr III and the card is BEASTLY. bought it for $275 on newegg right before they were discontinued. unlocked perfeclty, overclocked to 900mhz no problem...max temp under benchmarking was 65C with the fan at AUTO!!!

simply unbelievable cooling and PCB design. i'd take it over a toxic any day, no matter the price.
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i have an msi twin frozr III and the card is BEASTLY. bought it for $275 on newegg right before they were discontinued. unlocked perfeclty, overclocked to 900mhz no problem...max temp under benchmarking was 65C with the fan at AUTO!!!

simply unbelievable cooling and PCB design. i'd take it over a toxic any day, no matter the price.
I'd take the toxic over any TF card since the toxic is a thinly veiled 6970 anyways, lol. Reference V2 waterblock support, check.
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Yes, return it!
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Wow ... and here I thought I was the TOXIC fanatic fan boy on this site, and I told him to keep his GTX-570 in the other thread he asked about this. LOL

Though he didn't mention future SLI/X-Fire in that other post, in my defense. HA!


http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...l#post15378070
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