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Poll Results: Which card should I get? Both cards cost 234 EUR

 
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    MSI GTX 560 TI 2GB Twin Frozr II OC'd
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    Sapphire HD 6950 Dirt 3 Ed 2GB
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post #11 of 40
you won't be missing out on much with or without physx on arkham city , i also played mafia 2 which used physx

physx can eat up your fps because it's poorly optimized coding,

it's overrated in my opinion
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What about 3d Software like Maya and 3ds Max and Adobe After effects?

Is the MSI GTX 560 TI 2GB TFII a better deal than a HD 6950 2GB? They are the same price.
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PhysX is just something useless..the HD6950 will be able to handle every games.. NVidia is just tryin to make people think that games will run only on their cards with that logo wink.gif
post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by Atham View Post

What about 3d Software like Maya and 3ds Max and Adobe After effects?

Is the MSI GTX 560 TI 2GB TFII a better deal than a HD 6950 2GB? They are the same price.


If you need PhysX and the plug-ins for the above, they are all exclusive to Nvidia cards. Get Nvidia card for your purpose and due to your motherboard is mATX has only one PCIE. NO Hybrid PhysX. Guess this all are just hypothetical.

 

The GTX560 Ti 2GB takes care of the vRAM.

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 1/8/12 at 2:51pm
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post #15 of 40
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I have seen some benchmarks where the HD 6950 is behind the GTX 560 Ti 1GB. As 2GB is twice as much, and the drivers are that good.



EDIT: Didn't see the post above.

So you are saying that it is a good deal. What about scaling in SLI compared to HD 6950 CF. I might CF/SLI in the future once I get my i5 2500k and a ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 or something for the same price.
Edited by Atham - 1/8/12 at 1:43pm
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post #16 of 40
Atham, if you want a futureproof graphics card, I don't think you should be looking at 1GB cards.

If you're worried about PhysX, there are a few titles where PhysX is tweaked to the extreme and does make a visual difference.

AMD cards don't have NVIDIA's PhsX support, thus you should disable it in games.
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I just don't want to buy a card and then say "Oh no, I should have gotten that card." I am interested in features, and Scaling capability in SLI/CF. I think I will make a poll out of this thread.
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PhysX is just something useless..the HD6950 will be able to handle every games.. NVidia is just tryin to make people think that games will run only on their cards with that logo wink.gif
Useless? No....(To the op) If Physx is that important to you, go nvidia and save yourself the hassle of implementing a hybrid nvidia/AMD physX setup.

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How much will I be missing without PhysX? I do have a 9800GT 1GB from a Hewlett Packard PC that I could use.

Here is a demo of Batman with and without PhysX enabled. Hope that helps


Way too many bitter AMD users in this forum when it comes to PhysX....
Edited by RawFoodPhil - 1/8/12 at 2:13pm
post #19 of 40
I had 560's and went to 6950's and its an easy choice. 6950 without a doubt.
    
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PhysX is a very nice feature to have when it's implemented properly.....More features, the better.
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