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Title says all but on thing. I was wondering if there were any more 6950's that could unclock. Otherwise, everything else it explained by the title. Looking for comparions. Looked at Anandtech benchmarks and the graphics card ranking stickie but I still can't make up my mind. Next is recommendations for good cards. Thanks.
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Title says all but on thing. I was wondering if there were any more 6950's that could unclock. Otherwise, everything else it explained by the title. Looking for comparions. Looked at Anandtech benchmarks and the graphics card ranking stickie but I still can't make up my mind. Next is recommendations for good cards. Thanks.
Course there are.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951

Best chance to unlock that one.

Although I hope you don't plan on putting it in your laptop.
Edited by SergeantSilent - 10/26/11 at 4:29pm
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6970 or 6950 --> 6970 is best bet for bang for the buck. But the 6970 and 570 are so comparable on both price and performance that it really doesn't matter which you go with.
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What do you plan to play?
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Well, I plan on playing small amounts of Dirt 3 at resolutions no lower than 1920 x 1080. I might upgrade to a 27 or 30 inch down the road so any resolution higher than what I just said. I also plan to do some 3D modelling and rendering along with some other stuff. Maybe a small amount of photoshop if I can get my hands on a copy later on.
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You'd be fine with a 6870/6950/6950 unlock/6970 really.
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bump

I've heard some cases of a half unclock with 6950's like the Toxic cards. Any 570's without the VRM issue? I remember there was a thread about the issue and the cards that have better VRMs. Also, anybody know if the 560 Ti's that have a GF 110 are going to come to the states? I'm hoping for an unclock if they make it here.
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post #8 of 24
Here you go OP....many pages deep of debate. This topic comes up a lot on OCN.

Battlefield 3 HD 6970 vs GTX 570
     
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Here you go OP....many pages deep of debate. This topic comes up a lot on OCN.

Battlefield 3 HD 6970 vs GTX 570
Thanks. I've looked at those threads but still can't find an answer.
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You should check out my thread comparing performance in BF3 benchmarks...
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...omparison.html


The 570 has a higher performance ceiling, and gains much more from overclocking when compared to the 6970...It's also been noted that the AMD cards are struggling badly in BF3 with MSAA enabled. It's a toss up honestly, but if you plan on maxing BF3 I would go with a non-reference 570 and sli later on.....Check out this little tibit from Techspot.com...


From Techspot:

While some things have changed since we tested the Battlefield 3 beta a month ago, overall the performance trends were very much the same.
Being blatant for a second, the Radeon performance both sucked and impressed. Both AMD and Nvidia supplied us with their own version of a "reviewers guide" for Battlefield 3 along with their latest drivers.

Nvidia didn’t bother to compare their products to AMD’s when putting together their reviewers guide. AMD, on the other hand, included extensive testing putting products from both companies head to head. That testing cast the Radeon series in a good light, however we found it odd that in virtually every test AMD used the Ultra settings but with MSAA completely disabled.



When we started testing on our own it became apparent why AMD did this. With MSAA enabled the performance sharply declines with Radeon boards and previous generation Nvidia products make AMD’s current generation hardware look foolish.
However disabling MSAA allows AMD to catch up to Nvidia, as you saw in our High quality 1680x1050, 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 tests.
Edited by RawFoodPhil - 10/29/11 at 9:33am
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