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Let me start by saying that I am not trolling , just a question.


Did I do a mistake switching from a XFX HD6950 2GB (10months old) to a EVGA GTX 560 Ti DS .....
I do want to SLi it later.


Was this a downgrade? I still have a chance to change it for something else.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 10
It was kind of a side-grade. Are you planning on running your games in Surround?
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Yes I do already have 3 monitors. I just need a little time (for my budget )till i can get another card.
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Let me start by saying that I am not trolling , just a question.


Did I do a mistake switching from a XFX HD6950 2GB (10months old) to a EVGA GTX 560 Ti DS .....
I do want to SLi it later.


Was this a downgrade? I still have a chance to change it for something else.

Thanks in advance
it technically is a downgrade/ side-ish grade as far as i know.

i dont think the 6950 has been out 10 months? or has it ( im kinda trailing in the graphics area by a margin)
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post #5 of 10
i'd say it was a side-grade as long as the 6950 you had before wouldn't unlock to 6970 capabilities. these 560's can overclock pretty high with the 2-fan design (~1000mhz area).
post #6 of 10
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Okyday.... thanks guy, this is kind'a what i was thinkin' too. But in SLI will the performance be better THen 6950 Xfire?
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post #7 of 10
The cards are pretty competitive, but for Surround I'd want more than 1GB of VRAM, so the 6950s would be my choice.
post #8 of 10
I don't know if they'll be better than 6950 Crossfire, but they will definitely be a force to be reckoned with.
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post #9 of 10
Downgrade definitely. the 560ti is noticeably slower than the 6950, and its SLI loses to 6950 CFX. Only upside is Cuda, Phsyx & shorter cards. But for that, you lose performance, 1Gb Vram.
    
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post #10 of 10
Looks like you just downgraded yourself. The 6950 is a bit better and has twice the ram which will be required for future games and some games now even use over 1gb of vram. Sli 560 is good but not as good as cfx 6950 and since the ram doesn't stack your sli 560 will he choking on the lack of ram.

Bad choice.

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