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I currently have a 6950 2GB card and although it performs well, I dont like the design of the card (red pcb and low overclocking ability) so i would like to come back to the green team.

I could probably get £160ish for my 6950 and maybe add a little more towards a new card.

What is Nvidia's equivilent to the 6950?

How do the GTX560ti and GTX560ti 448 core compare to my 6950?

I can buy a backplate for my 6950 but it costs about £30 which i could put towards a new card tbh.
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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/11/29/zotac-geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-cores-review/6

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/11/29/zotac-geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-cores-review/5

I'd say go for the 448, performance wise its pretty much on par with the 570 and on some occasions at 1080p it beats it. Thermals are the same as your 6950 and IMO its quite a pretty card.

It's also on sale below for £227 and for performance similar to a 570... isn't bad at all smile.gif

Hope this helps,
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GTX 560 Ti (448) vs. HD6950 2 GB
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/499?vs=293

From what can you see here the GTX 560 Ti (448) is a sidegrade.

GTX 560 Ti (Original) vs. HD6950 2 GB
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=293
From what you can see in this chart is that the HD6950 is better on average than GTX 560 Ti .

So anything below the 448 card is a downgrade from your old HD6950.


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anyone else? I need to make a decision ASAP as my 6950 has been sold on ebay and i need to post it monday!!

My local computer store has the Asus Direct cuii GTX560ti 448core for only £214 at the moment, seems like a bargain to me??
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I went from a 6950 2GB to a GTX 580. That difference was huge. That is probably the only really big difference card you can get that would be a big upgrade from the 6950...
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side grade to go to the 448 unless you plan to OC it
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