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i will join everyone and say 570 for sure! unless 6950 price goes down its not a good buy. Nvidia kicked AMD's butt this time.
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post #12 of 51
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i will join everyone and say 570 for sure! unless 6950 price goes down its not a good buy. Nvidia kicked AMD's butt this time.
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What are you talking about :S
The 6950 prices seem pretty good, at least here in the UK/EU. 570/6970 prices are what suck. +1 vote for the 6950. It's cheaper and not all that far behind
    
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post #13 of 51
570 ftw
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wow, didn't expect it to be this one-sided..

alright, gtx 570- should i go for the 370$ superclocked or stock 350$? i'm gonna oc anyway, but is the SC worth it binning-wise, or is that just an urban myth/doesn't matter?
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HD 6950 does not have the GPU power to use 2GB because by the time a game does the GPU itself will not do good so memory would not help at all. The good about the RAM is if you RUN eyefinity. Also in CF or Tri-Fire there will be 2 or 3 GPUs only using 2GB so it will help. Here in Canada i would pick HD 6950 before since its ~ 60$ cheaper.
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post #16 of 51
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wow, didn't expect it to be this one-sided..

alright, gtx 570- should i go for the 370$ superclocked or stock 350$? i'm gonna oc anyway, but is the SC worth it binning-wise, or is that just an urban myth/doesn't matter?
Just go for the stock one. Afaik EVGA don't even bin their cards anymore (at least not wtih Fermi). Not really worth the $20 extra.

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HD 6950 does not have the GPU power to use 2GB because by the time a game does the GPU itself will not do good so memory would not help at all. The good about the RAM is if you RUN eyefinity. Also in CF or Tri-Fire there will be 2 or 3 GPUs only using 2GB so it will help. Here in Canada i would pick HD 6950 before since its ~ 60$ cheaper.
I hear a 1GB model is coming out soon. If it's priced well i may return mine and get it, but it does 850 core and 6Ghz! on the memory Core is a bit weak but no voltage support yet and that's the maximum it can do
I think if i lower memory clocks a bit i can go higher on the core :|
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I hear a 1GB model is coming out soon. If it's priced well i may return mine and get it, but it does 850 core and 6Ghz! on the memory Core is a bit weak but no voltage support yet and that's the maximum it can do
I think if i lower memory clocks a bit i can go higher on the core :|
(gone offtopic here :v)
that sounds awesome, would prob be priced great too, thing is i'm leaving the country soon so i can't wait, gotta order it now
post #18 of 51
6970 is the same price as the GTX 570 over in the UK. I wouldn't go for the 6950 because it performs quite a bit less than the 6970, the 570 or a 6970 is what you want. Both have had good benchmarks.
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Just go for the stock one. Afaik EVGA don't even bin their cards anymore (at least not wtih Fermi). Not really worth the $20 extra.
that's weird, was sure with the 580/570 they would bin since basically it's the same card (tho it would make sense the difference would prob already be in the manufacturing process, don't know enough to tell)
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6970 is the same price as the GTX 570 over in the UK. I wouldn't go for the 6950 because it performs quite a bit less than the 6970, the 570 or a 6970 is what you want. Both have had good benchmarks.
well i'm in the US, so it doesn't matter.. here the 6970 is more $, when it performs pretty much the same as the 570 (and consumes more and is louder/hotter)
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