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Hello peepz! I'm currently setting up a rig for my friend and we've ran into a problem. As we all know the HDD prices are insane, and unfortunately my friend is in need of a HDD, so we have no choice but to buy a new one which in return isn't good for the budget. The 6950 2GB would be a bit too expensive, but he will seriously consider it if he has no other choice. The 560 Ti can be had relatively cheaper, but I am worried about the 1GB memory and BF3, which is why we are currently considering going for a 6870 2GB. I am well aware that the 560 Ti is faster. How is the 6870 compared to the 560 and 6950? We've also looked at the 560 non Ti "superclocked".

What would be the best choice?
Edited by Stefy - 2/11/12 at 4:14pm
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6870 2gb would be the best, BUT, I would take a 2GB 560ti over a 6950 1GB.

Grab a 560ti 2GB TF2 and OC the heck out of it!
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6870 2gb would be the best, BUT, I would take a 2GB 560ti over a 6950 1GB.
Grab a 560ti 2GB TF2 and OC the heck out of it!

I wish I could, and overclocking is out of the question. The 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP is on sale, so that's the closest I can come. tongue.gif
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I wish I could, and overclocking is out of the question. The 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP is on sale, so that's the closest I can come. tongue.gif

that should be fine. 1.23GB vram. my 470 had the same vram and ran bf3 fine.
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that should be fine. 1.23GB vram. my 470 had the same vram and ran bf3 fine.

Great to hear!
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1GB is fine but not @1080p @ ultra with MSAA @ 60FPS average. you will get a 45FPS minimum.

Just letting you know and why can't you overclock? The 560Ti is MADE to overclock. tongue.gif
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yeah the 560ti is all for overclocking. it loves it!
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1GB is fine but not @1080p @ ultra with MSAA @ 60FPS average. you will get a 45FPS minimum.
Just letting you know and why can't you overclock? The 560Ti is MADE to overclock. tongue.gif

Because not everyone can afford parts every year or so. The TOP is factory overclocked as well.
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Because not everyone can afford parts every year or so. The TOP is factory overclocked as well.

overclocking wont make you ruin your card in a year. it may decrease the life of the card by a little but not enough for you not to do it.
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I'd get the 6870 2gb but if you can afford it, 6950 2gb is by far the best option.
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