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Hi guys, I'm planning on upgrading my HD 5770 to a better card, HD 5770 no longer does it for BF3 (used to do well in BC2). So I'm not sure which one to buy. The GTX 560 Ti or the HD 6950 (2GB). If I get the HD 6950 2GB I can unlock it to the HD 6970. (I plan on buying this during the Christmas time. But I heard that the GTX 560 Ti is a really powerful card (also cheaper cool.gif )
If I get the GTX 560 ti I'd either get the ASUS DirectCUII or the MSi Twinfrozr III. I'd probably get the Twinfrozr III for the HD 6950 if I decide to get it.

So I need your opinions. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it.
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What is your current monitor resolution?
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6950 2gb can unlock to a 6970 go with a 6950
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What is your current monitor resolution?

My resolution is 1920x1080
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Can't say much about the 6950 since I've never owned any ATI cards, but I do own an MSI GTX 560ti (OC) Twin Frozr II.

The card is EXTREMELY quiet, and it's temperatures are very low.

In BF3, I play at 1080p with no AA, high deferred AA, ultra textures, everything else high, HBAO off, no motion blur, no ambient occlusion, and I get an average of 60-70 FPS in most maps.

I have yet to crank up the eye candy and determine it's effects, but so far the game still looks beautiful with all these settings disabled.
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if you play BF3 mainly and at that res get a 6950 2gb, the performance is better then the 560 Ti, but it all depends on the budget you have.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063-8.html

on my 6950 at stock speeds, At ultra setting while playing online it hovers around 30fps, at high its at 50-60fps
    
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The sapphire toxic 6950 is the way to go if you want to unlock the extra shaders.
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Originally Posted by amd655;15501944 
The sapphire toxic 6950 is the way to go if you want to unlock the extra shaders.

Good advice ... I'd second it thumb.gif ... but the OP said he'd want the MSI PE/OC TwinFrozrIII HD-6950.rolleyes.gif

BOTH cards are GREAT, and BOTH cards have VERY GOOD chance at unlocking ... I'd suggest looking at either of them, as they will kick butt up all over a stupid GTX560ti card tongue.gif Sorry nVidia fan boys, joke, I know it's a decent card also, especially the 2GB versions from MSI and eVGA, and the Pilat one is meh, but seriously an UNLOCKED and OVERCLOCKED HD-6950/70 will just kill it.

Anyways OP ... Research the TOXIC here = [THREAD=1149079]SAPPhIRE TOXIC HD-6950 Club[/THREAD]

and the MSI PE/OC TFIII here = http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1070678-unlock-oc-6950-tf3-twin-frozr.html

Good Luck thumb.gif
   
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Between those two GTX 560Ti and AMD 6950 if both 2GB that's a tough choice. They do quite well against each other. If your set on taking the plunge right away either one will do.

I just saw this news article that shows an upcoming 'improved' GTX 560Ti that would make this a no contest if you can wait for Christmas time.

NVIDIA set to launch 'new' retail GeForce GTX 560 Ti. It's basically a GTX 570 missing only 1SM. Same 448 processing cores. Over clock this and it's the best choice I'm going to bet.

New cards are also around the corner about the same time. I'm going to wager in a couple months we'll start to see lower end 28nm fabrication cards some out first and stagger to the top dogs.

If your however ready to game as of yesterday, then go with what you think is a better deal. The ASUS DCUII cards are very quite cards and run rather cool. The MSI TFIII are nice over clockers even if unlockable and you'll acheive same results, just more a bit more louder from what the consensus is amongst owners.

Good luck in your decision making. A lot of times it boils down to each persons individual wants / needs / preference. Either will do well in your rig and game nicely. smile.gif
     
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6950 2gb
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