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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by crayonshinchan View Post
Hi guys, I just ordered a pair of XFX 6950 for my rig, I game at 2560 x 1600 so I can definitely benefit from the crossfire gains. Thing is after my purchase I was browsing overclock.net and came across a GTX 560 thread, saying it will come out on Jan 20th and perform better than the 6950 while costing cheaper!

Should I just cancel my order now and wait until January? Any opinions is greatly appreciated as I've been so indecisive with choosing a new setup as of late

Pros of 6950s:
- 2gb memory for 30" gaming
- improved scaling vs 5000s series (90-100% in most reviews)
- minimum frame rates greatly improved (had 5970 and it will collapse running crysis warhead at 25x16, the 6950CF's minimum is 44fps according to anandtech)

Cons (vs gtx 560 sli)
- potentially worst driver support vs nvidia
- pricing (I read gtx 560 will be $250?)
- higher TDP (250W vs gtx 560's 180W)


So what should I do? I guess I can use my 8800gt backup for now while I wait an extra month, or should I just settle (improper use of the word I know) with a pair of 6950s? Thanks a lot for the help
Nobody can say the the gtx560 will perform better, in fact based on positioning of the product they will probably be worse, and with the larger frame buffer the 6950's are made for your resolution. Stick with them.
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Thats a little funny that you say that since I just bought BC2 and it runs fine with my 6870s. PEBKAC error maybe? Also I am running 10.12.
I have no idea but it pissed me off to no end.

6850's are what 299.99? Why not just a single 580? Then again it's very hard to even FIND a 580 these days
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Coming from a guy that games at 6000x1080 (ME), VRAM really doesnt make much of a difference.
I used to have 1Gb 5870s and the only difference between the two was less flickering through the DP ( No noticeable performance boosts in games)
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And in a year the 7950 will come out!!!

The 6950's are out now, you want cards now. The GTX 560 is an unknown until it's actually out.
The choice is pretty clear to me, stick with the 6950's.
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I find it unbelievable how many people base decisions on leaked numbers.

I won't believe a single thing about the GTX 560 until NDA is lifted. As we saw with the 6970 people were claiming 1920 SPs and were disappointed when it only had 1536. Don't believe anything you see on the internets.

I suggest you be happy with your 2gb 6950s over an unreleased 560 1gb.
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I find it unbelievable how many people base decisions on leaked numbers.

I won't believe a single thing about the GTX 560 until NDA is lifted. As we saw with the 6970 people were claiming 1920 SPs and were disappointed when it only had 1536. Don't believe anything you see on the internets.

I suggest you be happy with your 2gb 6950s over an unreleased 560 1gb.
The logical thing for the 560 is 384 shaders which it will have. It's unable to have anymore.
    
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post #18 of 23
Stick to the two 6950s for that resolution.

You've made the right choice with the right priced 6950s.
    
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Hi guys, sorry but I did some more research on XFX and their lifetime warranty is not as good as it seems? Should I go with Sapphire's 2 year warranty instead of XFX's double lifetime? I hear there are a lot of restrictions for the XFX and they recycle old cards... any info is greatly appreciated.

I've had two XFX 8800GT and a Sapphire 5870 in the past, never RMA any of them but I like both brands.
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Stick with it.

10.12s were a great release after the good enough 10.11s, something tells me that AMD has changed its Catalyst dev team lol.
   
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