Originally Posted by Brien
The Gigabyte has 3 fans that are rated to be pretty quiet, it's pre overclocked and has a margin still for more OC due to the bin, and the 6950 in bechmarks rates higher than a 560 ti. Unless I'm unaware of this certain card?
3 fans are always more noisy than 2 fans
The 560Ti is also Gigabyte, so the fans will be the same quality.
The 560Ti has more OC headroom due to lower TDP and temps, and also is faster on stock:
(the benchmark site is giving me the 500 error, so I can't link you, but Finf 6950 1Gb and 560Ti on http://www.hwcompare.com
and see for yourself