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post #1 of 18
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Hello, I need help in picking a graphics card, I can spend a max of £100 and it is going to be used, but I dont mind about that. I have found these deals...

ASUS GTX 570 Reference - £100 Shipped
Better Performance
Very Power Hungry
No much OC headroom
1.3Gb vRAM isnt enough sometimes

MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr - £92 Shipped
A bit less powerfull
Not as power hungry
OC Headroom
2gb vRAM

Which should I go for, I dont have much OC room on the 570 it being a reference and very power hungry. What woudl you do?
     
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post #2 of 18
The 6950 the cooler alone is much better and you have the 2 GB which is usefull if you like to max out everything with AA or run games with mods or both
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post #3 of 18
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Thats what I thought, what would you do?
     
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post #4 of 18
depends on what games you play. check this out:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=510

ultimately, either would be a good card. I would go with the 570 for two reasons. first, I have had problems with MSI cards, I think the asus would be more reliable. second, more games are optimized for nvidia, but again, it depends on your needs.
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post #5 of 18
I was never a fan of the reference coolers so on that point alone i would say go with the MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr it runs cooler which means you can overclock it a little higher its more quiet which is easy on the ears and you get more VRAM something that you will be really glad for with the newer games

At 1440P even 2 GB is starting to be too little
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post #6 of 18
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I think the 2gb is getting the best of me, im leaning towards it. I think my PSU will be happier too. Maybe someone can talk me out of it?
     
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I assume you play at 1080p? If yes,then the 6950 it is. thumb.gif
   
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post #8 of 18
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Yup, 1920*1080.
     
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post #9 of 18
from those two you chose. the 6950 shines more.
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Oh yeah, I can also get a GTX 560 for 80, but thats too under powered I think.
     
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Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) Corsair AX Series 850w 
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NZXT Switch 810 Black (Heavily Modded) Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Sennheiser HD 598 Cs 
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AMD FX-6300 @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte 970A UD3 AMD HD8490 (OEM) @ 1.1Ghz Core/Mem Patriot Viper Xtreme 8gb @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
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LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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DELL Wireless Mouse Logitech 5.1 Sound System TP-Link TL-WN781ND Wireless Card 
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