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OP: You've waited this long, why not wait for Kepler in 3 to 6 months? 78XX next month? Or at least 560 448 this month!
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I am still unsure what to go with. The new AMD ones are coming out soon, but is it worth it? Or should I just go with the 560Ti 448 or a 570 instead?
I really don't wanna wait for Kepler.
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post #13 of 30
I'd try to find a 570 for 300 or go with the 6950.

Huge performance bump with both you will be happy going from 8800GT.

8800GT was a great great card though I had one paired with a core 2 duo. Really the first time I could play Crysis at decent settings, it was pretty mind-blowing at the time.
    
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post #14 of 30
I'd say whichever one you can find on sale, and save a few bucks. Both cards are very competitive, and you probably won't feel the difference between the two anyway.

Or, just toss a coin and go with that. biggrin.gif
post #15 of 30
I have a similar card (8800 GTS) and I'm waiting for AMD's 7 series. But if you have to buy now, you have only two options, the GTX 560 Ti 448 cores, or the 6950. 448 is a slightly better performer, 6950 is better bang for the buck and you can get more VRAM if you go with the 2GB version. Either choice is good. The regular 560 Ti is useless because it costs the same as the 6950 and is clearly the worse performer of the two.

The 448 is probably the best option right now if you want a single GPU solution and plan on sticking to that, but if you ever want to SLI it'll be hard to find another because it's a limited edition card.
Edited by GetTheMoney - 12/7/11 at 9:28pm
post #16 of 30
a 6950 will be your best option. if you're get lucky you'll be able to unlock it into a 6970
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Originally Posted by naizarak View Post

a 6950 will be your best option. if you're get lucky you'll be able to unlock it into a 6970

On that note... check the reviews! Most will tell you whether or not people have been having luck unlocking that particular card.
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post #18 of 30
i support 6950. Your psu can support it, your CPU won't bottleneck it, and you get to have 2GB vram (make sure you pick the 2GB version!!)

or you could get the 560Ti if you like nvidia more (but then you will only have 1GB vram)


as for brands I recommend MSI, their twin frozer III model looks pretty neat. Heard its the best performing card from these video card models.

if you couldn't find one of those, you can get the Asus DCII version. Also a nice card.
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Like AMD then 6950, like Nvidia then 560 Ti.
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post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Lazze View Post

I am still unsure what to go with. The new AMD ones are coming out soon, but is it worth it? Or should I just go with the 560Ti 448 or a 570 instead?
I really don't wanna wait for Kepler.

I've rarely had my socks knocked off as a result of doing the waiting game.
That said, personally I would heavily consider the 570 and spend the extra 20-50 bucks on one with an established reputation that meets your preferences for cooling/size/brand etc. Bigger selection of 570s.
    
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