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HD6970 vs GTX570 , Price difference is 8.5$ ?!

Poll Results: HD6970 vs GTX570 , Price difference is 8.5$ ?!

 
  • 42% (21)
    HD6970
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    GTX570
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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
HD6970 is sold for 8.5$ more than GTX570 in my country, so wich is the better card here ? smile.gif
post #2 of 20
Buy a 6950 and flash it and it will unlock to a 6970 but betweeb the 6970 and 570 I say 570
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post #3 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpnamja;11830262 
Buy a 6950 and flash it and it will unlock to a 6970 but betweeb the 6970 and 570 I say 570

This.
buy a 6950 than flash it into a 6970
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post #4 of 20
get the 6950 because all of them have a 100% chance of beeing unlocked to a 6970!!! smile.gif
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post #5 of 20
I voted for the GTX 570, but if you can get a 6950 for less than that would be the best choice out of the three.
     
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post #6 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by covertash;11834092 
I voted for the GTX 570, but if you can get a 6950 for less than that would be the best choice out of the three.

HD6950 is 70$ less than GTX570

In fact I did this poll for a friend who is confused and I recommended HD6970 for better future (I mean the upcoming 3-4 monthes) with drivers that would mature for better performance with the new architecture

I myself have HD6950 Unlocked to HD6970 and a real HD6970 in CF biggrin.gif
post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by th3m3rc;11830337 
get the 6950 because all of them have a 100% chance of beeing unlocked to a 6970!!! smile.gif

They can all unlock but that does not mean they all will be stable. Go 6970 if you have the money, higher quality ram, plus more power can be supplied to it with one 8 pin and one 6 pin.
Also go 570 if you like to over clock and the thrill of pushing cards hard, FERMI scales with clock speed very well.
Edited by Tom1121 - 12/30/10 at 7:16pm
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post #8 of 20
Both are great.

If you are an overclocker, I opt for the GTX 570 (I am only speaking with experience to the GTX470 that overclocks 35-40% but I have hear the 570 is the same)

But if not, I would go for the 6950 and unlock it.

Now, If you dont want to unlock it, I think you should go for the 570. Especially seeing as it is cheaper (and I am biased to nVidia because I hate ATI's drivers lol)
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post #9 of 20
GTX 570. They are pretty close in performance, but you don't have to deal with half-assed driver releases and workarounds with nVidia.
    
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post #10 of 20
Go for the cheaper one.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom1121;11836469 
They can all unlock but that does not mean they all will be stable. Go 6970 if you have the money, higher quality ram, plus more power can be supplied to it with one 8 pin and one 6 pin.

The rate of unlock is very high though.
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159
It is something to consider. The 6950 is also a very competent card even if not unlocked.
Edited by sLowEnd - 12/30/10 at 7:17pm
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