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Easily overclocked to 900/1800/2100 no problems, although I don't dare to try and run it 24/7 with these settings.
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Why comparing HD6950 against GTX570 when HD6970 is competing with GTX570 and both price and performance?

GTX570 and HD6970 are quite equal, GTX570 wins some, HD6970 wins others, however so far HD6970 wins by being quieter, less power usages and generates less heat.

Sure pick the GTX570 of those two, but its like asking GTX570 or GTX470, not in the same price range, not in the same performance range..
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Why comparing HD6950 against GTX570 when HD6970 is competing with GTX570 and both price and performance?

GTX570 and HD6970 are quite equal, GTX570 wins some, HD6970 wins others, however so far HD6970 wins by being quieter, less power usages and generates less heat.

Sure pick the GTX570 of those two, but its like asking GTX570 or GTX470, not in the same price range, not in the same performance range..
From the reviews I'm reading, that is highly debatable...even more so when overclocking.
post #35 of 51
It really comes down to how much money you want to spend, because both cards will max everything out at 1920x1080. And once overclocked, they are fairly comparable.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...hd6950_review/

By the way, has anyone else noticed the extreme variations in some reviews? In some I find the 6970 to be competing with the GTX 580 at 1920x1200, and other review sites it's getting blown out of the water and just keeping up with the GTX 570. Are different sites using different drivers?
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Why comparing HD6950 against GTX570 when HD6970 is competing with GTX570 and both price and performance?

GTX570 and HD6970 are quite equal, GTX570 wins some, HD6970 wins others, however so far HD6970 wins by being quieter, less power usages and generates less heat.

Sure pick the GTX570 of those two, but its like asking GTX570 or GTX470, not in the same price range, not in the same performance range..
where did u get this data? every review i read had the gtx 570 come in cooler, quieter, and less power hungry. plus the 570 OCed better. at +20$ the 6970 was a real disappointment, since it should have been across-the-board as good as or better than the 570. from what i saw all reviews had them 50/50 at gaming benchmarks overall.
i'm comparing it to the 6950 because right now, imo, they're ATI/nVidia's best offerings for value/$. yes the 6950 is a bit slower and wasn't meant to compete with the 570 but it's a lot cheaper too while not losing that much performance. the 6970 DOES compete with the 570 but just isn't worth its price tag
post #37 of 51
I love AMD but in your case, +1 for the gtx570, you might be able to use your 8800 in sli? or as physx, but if you got the 6950, the 8800 would be useless...
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From the reviews I'm reading, that is highly debatable...even more so when overclocking.
not debatable, just plain wrong..
while it's true that benchmark results were a bit varied as mentioned, i can't remember any site saying the 6970 ran cooler/quieter/lower power, but the exact opposite. the 570 was nudged between the 6950/6970, and was even better than the 6950 in some reviews...
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I love AMD but in your case, +1 for the gtx570, you might be able to use your 8800 in sli? or as physx, but if you got the 6950, the 8800 would be useless...
u can't sli 8800 & 570...

and as far as i know there is a way to trick your system into 'thinking' it's got an nvidia card and use physx, when ur actually using ati as a main
post #40 of 51
I don't understand the question...

We're being asked to choose between price and performance for you. That to me sounds like a personal choice that only you can make. Obviously the 570 is better, and equally obvious is the price difference. If you're asking us to decide for you whether the extra performance is worth the extra cost, I'd say that's something you need to decide.

The question you need to ask yourself is: Will the 6850 meet my current needs?

If so, get it. The "future proof" argument is dumb. By the time you need a more powerful card, the $50 price gap you see now will be more like $10 then. So sell your current card and get an even better next generation card. It's the most economical and logical way to shop.
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