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post #11 of 18
Geforce GTX 570 or Radeon HD 6970 should serve you well.
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post #12 of 18
Like everyone else i suggest GTX 570
I own one and its great
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post #13 of 18
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Tanks everyone. I think I am swaying towards the GTX 570. My PSU should be able to hold up unless I want to go SLI with it. I think I may go over to the ATI forums and see what they are thinking about the new HD6000's.

What you y'all think of the new ATI cards? Beside's they suck for being ATI
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post #14 of 18
From what I read, the HD 6970 is quite similar to the GTX 570 in performance, with the GTX 570 winning some benchmarks and the HD 6970 winning others.

The 6970 pulls ahead when AA is applied, probably thanks to its 2GB memory buffer.

With performance being roughly equal, it's a matter of what sort of features appeal to you. GTX 570 has CUDA and 3D Vision. HD 6970 has EyeFinity. Your choice.
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post #15 of 18
While yes I am a ATI user I will say this, Nvidia makes better drives for their products like just last month ATI released 10.12 for the 6XXX series cards and the 10.12 drivers cut my GPU's performance in half so I had to roll back to 10.10 which isn't tailored for 6XXX series but works and was used when the 6XXX series was released and it isn't just me having the problem you can see a long thread in the ATI GPU section of the forums of how fail 10.12 is.

If you wondering about the 10.11 drivers they don't work at all for the 6XXX series they didn't add support.

So with that in mind I would say while I do prefer ATI more if you want less troubles with your card go Nvidia because AMD took over and I don't think they have the driver making process down yet because it is worse than it was when ATI was the owner.
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post #16 of 18
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Good point Bob. I will definitely keep it in mind.
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post #17 of 18
570 all the way.
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post #18 of 18
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The 570 is definitely the card I am going to get. I just have to wait until Friday for some more funds to put with my Newegg giftcards.

Thanks for all the help deciding.
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