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  • 31% (6)
    nvidia 560 TI 2GB
  • 68% (13)
    ATI 6950 2GB
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post #1 of 23
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I'm looking to upgrade my card and my budget is around the £200 mark and I'm stuck on 2 cards should i go for the nvidia 560 TI 2GB or the ATI 6950 2GB they are both around the same price i do want to go 3D one day but that isn't anytime this year or next i just want a good DX11 card that will get me to 2013 and still going good any opinions are welcome as i am so confused on this thanks for any help oh and the resolution i play at is 1680 x 1050
Edited by mikejf - 11/1/11 at 5:01am
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post #2 of 23
I just got a Sapphire Toxic 6950 and i am very happy with it. It plays bf3 beautifully and it has a chance of unlocking the 6970 shaders (unfortunately mine didnt, but the chance is still there). Definitely a solid choice.
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post #3 of 23
6950, it's more powerful than the 560 and it's great under load.
If it was my money, i'd go ahead and get that sucker.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1752

I'd go ASUS, just if you want to stick closer to the £200 mark..

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1752

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post #4 of 23
Both are really good cards but the 6950 does have a bit more horsepower. Also when you overclock it the 6950 will perform as good as and better than a 6970.
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post #5 of 23
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bf3 is the game im looking to run so that sounds to me like a great refrence point
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post #6 of 23
6950 all the way... built better, stronger, has the ability to unlock. And when you can get a reference (best quality/Volterra Digital power) you have the most chance of an unlock as well.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-s...ni-displayport

Cards like the Asus DC and TF3 are pretty solid with a higher chance to unlock, but still not quite as much as reference. Rest of the cheaper non-ref options tend to be garbage quality and locked.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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post #7 of 23
I can't advise on what card you want but i can give you some good 3d info.

If you eventually want togo 3d then you will 100% want a nvidia card, if you have a nvidia card you can use iz3d,tridef and 3dvision/3dtvplay.
With a amd card you can only use iz3d and tridef, a 3d gamer needs all 3 softwares as what does'nt work with 1 usually works with one of the others.
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post #8 of 23
i got 2 6950s and there great cards run anything max
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post #9 of 23
I would agree with everything said above. Some flavor of the 6950 will def. give you the best bang for buck. While I may get burned for sayin it, but even my slowest rig (E6400 @ 3ghz 4gb ram) with a single 5850 flashed to 5870 bios running @ 900/1250 can run BF3 decent on ultra @ 1080p rez (with slowdowns due to only having 1gb vram). I just turned the MSAA down a notch or off in a few places with lots of particles/smoke (i.e. when you are doing some tank stuff).
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post #10 of 23
both cards are great as others said
ati is more powerfull overall
but specifically for dx11 nvidia copes with tesselation and other stuff better
both cards will perform great at your resolution
i would however choose nvidia due to physx and other stuff, allthough ati is more powerfull
because at that resolution both cards would be overkill, so why not get atleast physx when you can
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