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Originally Posted by ATSi
6970 is 11% faster at 2560x1600 with AA enabled however at 1920x1200 and lower the 570 is more or less equal or faster. So if you have the 30" monitor then the 6970 is the better choice however the 570 is better everywhere else.
Originally Posted by thunndermonty
my resolution is low. my computer is already loud because i like it that way. the 2 cards i'm looking at are the same price.
i'm worried about power consumption and performance.
my psu is only 500W :|
Unless the OP has updated anything about his PSU, that would rule out the 570 for me. It's just not worth the added risk of killing your hardware for a slight gain. It's still tight running a 6970 on a 500W psu, depends on the qulaity of the psu and what else it's powering.
In fact, checking the power consumption of these cards, and baring in mind your relatively low resolution, you may be better getting the 6950. It's not much slower than the 6970 (you'll struggle to notcie at your res with current games), it costs a good chunk less, and uses about 40W less at load.
If you've overclocked your i7, or you might (and why not), all the more reason to go for the 6950 and be safe with your PSU.Edited by Triggaaar - 12/20/10 at 6:49pm