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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
I enjoy my 6950 in crossfire playing BC2.
in practice, you wont notice any difference between the cards.
the amd/nvidia goes overboard sometimes, buy the cards that you like with price/features.
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I have never had any problems with crossfire drivers and Utilized 5850's and 6870's to their maximum ability in BC2. Keep your 6950's, they will serve you well! Don't let fanboys try to pull you around.

Both Nvidia and AMD make great performing cards!

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Ati/Amd couldn't make a decent crossfire driver TO SAVE ITS LIFE. With 10.12's and BC2 the game wouldn't run in crossfire. I would get 10fps and have to exit to disable Xfire.
I thought you stated elsewhere on these forums that you actually had a bad card that you RMA'ed. You can not blame that on drivers!
Edited by Electroneng - 12/20/10 at 3:46am
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I thought you stated elsewhere on these forums that you actually had a bad card that you RMA'ed. You can not blame that on drivers!
Elect,

Thats not what i was blaming on bad drivers. Bad drivers is what i blamed on 10fps in BC2 with Xfire enabled.
    
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