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I currently own an unlocked Powercolor 6950 but i'm missing having an nvidia card as fed up with some games running like trash for no reason on AMD cards and all worked flawless when i had my old GTX 275.

What would be the nvidia equivilent of the unlocked 6950? 560Ti or 570? Is it worth making the swap? I imagine i could almost make enough cash from the sale of my 6950 to buy a decent nvidia card
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I would go with the GTX570,maybe a MSI TF III and OC the hell out of it.
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Get a 560ti well worth the money

If you got the money for gtx570 defo get one!

Might even be able to do a swap with someone with cash on top
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Most likely its something you are not doing right. How long have you had this card and what problems have you had?
post #5 of 22
6950 is somewhere in between a 560ti and a GTX 570. If you overclock a 560ti, it will perform slightly better than the 6950.

If you think going from 6950 to either of these cards is worth it, just go for it then. But tbh, a 560ti at that res is enough.
    
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
6950 is somewhere in between a 560ti and a GTX 570. If you overclock a 560ti, it will perform slightly better than the 6950.

If you think going from 6950 to either of these cards is worth it, just go for it then. But tbh, a 560ti at that res is enough.
A 560ti would be a downgrade for him if you read the OP.
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GTA IV and several other games I have run terribly on my 6950 but i had no problems with nvidia. Also, my 6950 hardly overclocks atall. Even with 1.25v it cant go above 900 / 1400!

Since owning the card, none of the drive updates seem to have changed performance for any games which is a little dissapointing too. Also I dont like the red pcb on my card, it doesnt go with the rest of my system

Only had the card 6 months if that....don't get me wrong performance is great but i cant help but think it could be better all round.
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GTA IV and several other games I have run terribly on my 6950 but i had no problems with nvidia. Also, my 6950 hardly overclocks atall. Even with 1.25v it cant go above 900 / 1400!

Since owning the card, none of the drive updates seem to have changed performance for any games which is a little dissapointing too. Also I dont like the red pcb on my card, it doesnt go with the rest of my system
Maybe it was the brand of card. My Diamond HD 5870 ran GTAIV very well. But GTAIV is not a good comparison either.
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i'm aware GTA IV is buggy as hell and a port but i used to get 70fps+ on my old GTX 275...Soon as i upgraded to 6950 i get a very jumpy 28 if im lucky
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
GTA IV and several other games I have run terribly on my 6950 but i had no problems with nvidia. Also, my 6950 hardly overclocks atall. Even with 1.25v it cant go above 900 / 1400!

Since owning the card, none of the drive updates seem to have changed performance for any games which is a little dissapointing too. Also I dont like the red pcb on my card, it doesnt go with the rest of my system

Only had the card 6 months if that....don't get me wrong performance is great but i cant help but think it could be better all round.
Sounds like you went with a bad brand, I can get all my cards over 900 in tri-fire. Without volt bumping...
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