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Hey gang, I purchased a MSI Radeon 6950 (2gb) last night so that I could put my 560 ti in my girl's new build, and I was curious as to which card would have the advantage. I've never owned an ATI card, so I'm in uncharted waters it feels like. The issue that I seem to be reading, is that the eyefinity isn't as good as Nvidia's surround.

Which card is better than the other? I'm just trying to determine whether I should take the 6950 back for a 560 ti.

*edit* Im also looking at a GTX 570, but it's like..$50 dollars more.
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6950 and 560Ti share a blow in benches, about identical average performance. 560Ti is cooler and has lower TDP, both are quite OCable. 6950 may unlock.
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6950 and 560Ti share a blow in benches, about identical average performance. 560Ti is cooler and has lower TDP, both are quite OCable. 6950 may unlock.
So, would there be an advantage to keep the 6950 for its 2gb vram over the 560 ti's 1gb?

If youd say it's still really even, Id take the 6950 back for the 560ti, get the 40 extra bucks back AND a copy of Batman!

But, Id happily sit on it if I wont have any issues with eyefinity and can utilize the 2gb of vram.
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They are about the same. It would be better if you can unlock it, but I doubt you would be able to this late in the game. At least you can still overclock it. The 2GB of VRAM will make a difference in BF3 and other future games that will be VRAM hogs.
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If the 6950 is 2Gb, keep that. Great future CrossFire potential.
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post #6 of 15
They are basically the same. I would go with the 6950 though because of the 2GB Vram, unless they have made 2GB versions of the GTX 560 Ti.
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Take it from someone who has had both. Keep that 6950!!
    
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They are basically the same. I would go with the 6950 though because of the 2GB Vram, unless they have made 2GB versions of the GTX 560 Ti.
There are a couple 2gb versions, onr from msi and one from evga. Both are sold out on newegg however.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ti+2gb&x=0&y=0

I personally would go with the 560 ti.
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post #9 of 15
Actually keep the 6950. It is more powerful than the 560ti, about 10FPS in some games. and it also has 2Gb of Vram. Nvidia just hasnt gotten the fact into their thick skulls that games are using more Vram than before, and still hasnt stepped up like AMD, (1.5Gb for GTX580, 1.2Gb for GTX570)
    
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Thanks for your responses guys! I'll hang onto the 6950 and see how that goes.
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