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post #1 of 13
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Hello, I will be building a new pc next month. A FX 8150 on a Crosshair V MB and I'm not sure which cards would work better in a single GPU setup

MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575

MSI 560ti Twin Frozr III - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615

Does anyone know how far I can push the Radeons mem clock speed? or push the 560s core speed?
post #2 of 13
The 560 Ti will reach near 1000Mhz.

My 2 cents : You want more than 1.28 GB of Vram.

EDIT : 1.28Gb of Vram will not allow you to set all settings in today's games to MAX with high AA/AF.
post #3 of 13
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I wish there was a MSI 500 series with more RAM. I really like the frozr cooler, I've read they keep the cards amazingly cool, so it makes me not want to go for another brand. Also considerd forking over more cash for a MSI 6970 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581
post #4 of 13
You could get the 6950 and save a little money.
Are you set on your CPU and your motherboard ?
Because FX 8150 is more expensive and less powerful than the i5 2500k. Just saying you could save money again and get better perfs.
post #5 of 13
i5 should be a no brainer, great CPU plus its cheaper.
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post #6 of 13
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Ya I have this feeling the 2nd gen BD and/or the piledriver will make up in the parts that the 1st gen BD failed in. I also hear alot of people,including a few friends that own it saying it fails on benchmarks be in real life use it preforms like you'd imagine it would.
post #7 of 13
Yes, it will overclock better, it will use less power and will outperform the FX.

It might not seem this way ( 8 core versus 4 cores), but it's the reality.
post #8 of 13
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So any idea on good cards for this system? roughly around the 300$ price range
post #9 of 13
I vote 6950 2Gb.

It will run everything on max, even with AA/AF. You will not have 60 fps thought, you'll want to reduce some settings.

A 448core 1.28Gb GTX 560 will not be able to contain high settings and high AA/AF because of the lower amount of Vram.
post #10 of 13
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That's the kind of info I was hoping for =D, thank you Abs!
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