Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Which GPU? GTX 560ti 2GB or HD6950 2GB?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Which GPU? GTX 560ti 2GB or HD6950 2GB?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I've been wondering this for a while since I'll get a GPU for my incoming upgrades for Natalie (my new upcoming rig).

The proposals are the following

PowerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 2GB (It CAN be unlocked to an HD6970)
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GTX 560ti 2GB

I'll be playing at 1366x768 (Please don't discuss this ok? I'm tired of hearing "get a bigger monitor" when they don't realize things in my country are 2x more expensive), but I want either of those two GPU's. I've been considering the Nvidia GPU because of CUDA, which is the weak point of the AMD card: it has no GPU acceleration for professional apps.

So, which one should I get?
Edited by Icekilla - 2/4/12 at 3:45pm
fr0sty
(20 items)
 
SnowFlake
(5 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Intel Core i7 3520M  Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x 8GB Samsung EVO SSD Hitachi Apple Hard Drive 5400RPM 
OS
macOS Sierra 
  hide details  
Reply
fr0sty
(20 items)
 
SnowFlake
(5 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Intel Core i7 3520M  Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x 8GB Samsung EVO SSD Hitachi Apple Hard Drive 5400RPM 
OS
macOS Sierra 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
If it can be unlock to 6970, I'd say get that 6950. At stock settings 6950 edges out 560 Ti. You sure the application you are talking about does not accelerate via OpenCL?
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
The thing is this: if I buy the HD 6950 I'll have to get a new case 'cause it won't fit into my current one. It means I'd spend $50USD more just for that (An Antec 200 V2).

That's my problem frown.gif And as far as I know, OpenCL isn't mature or widely used.

What's the performance difference between the 560ti Twin Frozr II and the HD6950 2GB anyway? Is it too big?
fr0sty
(20 items)
 
SnowFlake
(5 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Intel Core i7 3520M  Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x 8GB Samsung EVO SSD Hitachi Apple Hard Drive 5400RPM 
OS
macOS Sierra 
  hide details  
Reply
fr0sty
(20 items)
 
SnowFlake
(5 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Intel Core i7 3520M  Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x 8GB Samsung EVO SSD Hitachi Apple Hard Drive 5400RPM 
OS
macOS Sierra 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
Very close performers. The 6850 will slightly edge out the 560ti 2gb. But the Twin frozr II is a great cooler and these 560ti's hit 1ghz and above easy.

If you can get an unlockable 6850, then thats a no brainer.

I'd go 560ti
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 2/4/12 at 3:46pm
Yeyo
(16 items)
 
Scarface PC pics
(47 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k ASRock Extreme 4 Gen 3 EVGA 670FTW Gskill Sniper Low Voltage Series 1.25v 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 80GB G2- OCZ 60GB- 1TB Asus BD combo Megashadow Deluxe Edition  Win7 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
40" Insignia  Seasonic X750w Sleeved red Corsair 500r White Asus Xonar DGX 
  hide details  
Reply
Yeyo
(16 items)
 
Scarface PC pics
(47 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k ASRock Extreme 4 Gen 3 EVGA 670FTW Gskill Sniper Low Voltage Series 1.25v 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 80GB G2- OCZ 60GB- 1TB Asus BD combo Megashadow Deluxe Edition  Win7 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
40" Insignia  Seasonic X750w Sleeved red Corsair 500r White Asus Xonar DGX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Well to be honest at that resolution either of those graphics cards will be absolutely destroying any game you throw at it. Im not a fanboy but I prefer Nvidia due to its drivers, and as you said it has CUDA which is quite nice.
Will you be using this mostly for gaming? And heres a comparison of the 6950 to the 560ti, quite close to be honest.
http://www.hwcompare.com/8888/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6950-2gb/
Are they around the same price?
However if you can unlock it to the 6970 then it wins hands down.
http://www.hwcompare.com/8887/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6970/
So if they are the same price, go for the 6970 (if it can be unlocked, which you said it can)

Hope this helps!
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 d0 Gigabyte EX-58 UD4P Gainward GTX 570 GS Gskill nq 6gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 d0 Gigabyte EX-58 UD4P Gainward GTX 570 GS Gskill nq 6gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12

I would get whichever video card is cheaper for that resolution. I would even pick up a 1GB GTX 560 Ti instead of a 2GB.

    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2600k (Stock) Asus Maximus Gene V  Powercolor AX6850 Passive Cooler Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex II 90GB External Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Gone Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard Corsair AX850 Silverstone FT03B 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Black Normal 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2600k (Stock) Asus Maximus Gene V  Powercolor AX6850 Passive Cooler Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex II 90GB External Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Gone Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard Corsair AX850 Silverstone FT03B 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Black Normal 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
I'd go for a 560 mate. much better card IMHO.
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post

The thing is this: if I buy the HD 6950 I'll have to get a new case 'cause it won't fit into my current one. It means I'd spend $50USD more just for that (An Antec 200 V2).
That's my problem frown.gif And as far as I know, OpenCL isn't mature or widely used.
What's the performance difference between the 560ti Twin Frozr II and the HD6950 2GB anyway? Is it too big?

I think you answered your question. Try to find a good deal on 560 Ti 1 GB though (2 GB is wasted on 1366x768).

Performance difference between 6950 and 560 Ti is not huge (like 3% variation).
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
from what I have seen, at lower resolutions IE yours since that is basically 720p your going to have a huge bottleneck using a Core2Duo with a 560ti or 6950

just saying if it is possible maybe upgrade CPU/Mobo

if things are "2x mroe expensive" then everything is relative correct? Like here for what a 560ti costs I can get an AMD cpu and mobo prob

-doober
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post

The thing is this: if I buy the HD 6950 I'll have to get a new case 'cause it won't fit into my current one. It means I'd spend $50USD more just for that (An Antec 200 V2).
That's my problem frown.gif And as far as I know, OpenCL isn't mature or widely used.
What's the performance difference between the 560ti Twin Frozr II and the HD6950 2GB anyway? Is it too big?

560ti so you can keep your case and get pretty much the same perf you would get with a 6950 + you can try some games with the physx feature.
My Computer
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 sapphire r9 390 G.Skill Ripjaws 12gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s Samsung 850 evo 250go LG 22x Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Asus vh236h Benq xl2411z logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XfX 750W pro Haf912 Zowie FK2 Zowie G-TFX 
Audio
HyperX Cloud 
  hide details  
Reply
My Computer
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 sapphire r9 390 G.Skill Ripjaws 12gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s Samsung 850 evo 250go LG 22x Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Asus vh236h Benq xl2411z logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XfX 750W pro Haf912 Zowie FK2 Zowie G-TFX 
Audio
HyperX Cloud 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Which GPU? GTX 560ti 2GB or HD6950 2GB?