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Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
They aint bad. Mine did 910c/1450m and got 20k in vantage, which doesn't realy make a difference.
Hmm thats not that impressive.
A single 6950 doesn't have the performance I was looking for in stock form, I didn't think overclocking would change anything.

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@OP: Go for the 6950. I didn't find the extra price for the 6970/570 to be worth it either and these cards seem to OC well.
I did.
AMD drivers have many more issues, and the 570 hits 580 type performance easily. It's also nearly as fast, sometimes faster then a 6970 at 1600P. In stock form.

PhysX is starting to make a difference as well, and I wanted superior tessellation performance.
All this for a measly $50 more? Are you kidding? Its a no brainer, as 570 sales have shown.

I would only consider the 6950 in CrossfireX, it barely pulls 40fps in Lost Planet 2 at 1080P by itself with no AA or AF on, and drops the ball in many other games by itself. For the most part its right there but I can see why its only $300. Its a decent GPU though, no doubt.
Edited by amstech - 12/23/10 at 1:40pm
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Hmm thats not that impressive.
That's on stock volts (core). I find that pretty decent. The memory is ok too. It appears that nothing is "impressive" enough for you :\\
    
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Definately get the 570, its on par with a gtx 480, while using less power/heat/noise. im very suprised at the 500 series atm. cant wait to get mine!!
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I sold the 4870 in lieu of the delayed 6950 drop in early November. I have been running a 64MB ATi x300 in the meantime.

My budget is not to exceed $600 for monitor and GPU.

This is what I was ultimately thinking.

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GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121412

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post #35 of 45
Interesting:

http://alienbabeltech.com/main/?p=22610&page=28

Scroll down for the chart.

A nice chart and it seems both 6970 and 570 are really great cards and are equal in terms of perfomance it just depends which games you play.
Edited by Kitarist - 12/23/10 at 2:16pm
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It really just came down to the drivers for me. AMD can't write drivers to find their way outside of a cardboard box. I am not a fan boy of either nVidia or AMD (ATi). I just thought about it and every card I have ever owned has been an ATi. I am guilty of being a best bang for the buck fan boy. In this case I felt the $50 was worth the solid driver experience.
Edited by Internets - 12/23/10 at 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
I had this same choice to make... I thought about it and researched for nearly 40 hours.
I then ordered a Gigabyte 6970 from newegg.
20 minutes later I canceled that order and got what I have now.

And I couldn't be happier.
SLi down the road fo' shizzle.
warms my heart to hear you say that
post #38 of 45
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As others have posted the real competition for the 570 is the 6970, so if you are willing to pay $350- the 570 is a sure win. The 6950 at the $300 range currently has no competition really from Nvidia. Now I am hoping for the 6950s to drop on Boxing day so I can pick one up~
you have a 6870 (2 months old card if i'm not mistaken, and a great one), why on earth would you want to replace it for a 6950??
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Originally Posted by templar View Post
you have a 6870 (2 months old card if i'm not mistaken, and a great one), why on earth would you want to replace it for a 6950??
Pretty simple: MOAR POWER!
We're on OCN, a trifire 5970 wouldn't be satisfying as long as the cards are not OC'd to their absolute max clocks ^^.

(Guys, AMD drivers aren't that bad really. I noticed it seems to be like this
1/You get an AMD card
2/No problem
OR
2/You got a bug
4/You heard that Nvidia drivers are awesome
5/You get a Nvidia card
6/your old bug disappears, you are happy and tell the world how awesome your card is.
7/you discover new bugs =_=)

That's exactly what happened with a friend who dumped his CrossFire 5850 for a 570. Same thing a year ago for me.

Anyways, congrats Internets! =D
post #40 of 45
I like the 6870 out of the bunch because I always prefer one gpu too two.
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