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6970 vs 6950 vs 570

Poll Results: Which One?

Poll expired: Jan 6, 2011  
  • 39% (20)
    GTX570
  • 15% (8)
    6970
  • 37% (19)
    6950
  • 7% (4)
    Keep Current GPU
51 Total Votes  
post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
Hi

I Am looking to Upgrade my GPU, Need to chose between 3 cards ( 6970, 6950 and the 570)

The 6950 has a very tempting price , 110 € Cheaper than a 570
the 6970 is the more expensive


And how the 6950 compares to my Current GPU ( 5850) ?

Thanks in advance

EDIT: I Dont Care about fancy physX , cuda or Folding, only gaming
Edited by Thatguystolemynick - 1/1/11 at 2:34pm
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post #2 of 35
GTX 570 would be my choice.
  • Slightly better drivers (although AMD's drivers are pretty solid IMO [for single GPUs])
  • Better AA performance
  • Runs cooler.
post #3 of 35
As of lately all the HD6950 can unlock to a HD 6970, personally I believe the HD 6950 are the best cards in your price range.
    
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post #4 of 35
6950 is practially underclocked 6970. Should OC to same level, for less $.
As for the comparisson, you can take a look at that:
http://www.overclock.net/ati/897676-hd-5xxx-vs-hd-6xxx-benches.html

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post #5 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dtrain;11855189 
As of lately all the HD6950 can unlock to a HD 6970, personally I believe the HD 6950 are the best cards in your price range.

http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/8371779/art/sapphire-technology/radeon-hd-6950-2-gb-gddr5.html


Will this 6950 Unlock?
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post #6 of 35
570 because you get CUDA and physx. The 570 and the 6970 are pretty close though, here's an excellent review that you may want to check out:
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1085/pg1/gtx-570-vs-radeon-6970-and-6850-vs-radeon-5870-all-overclocked-review-introduction.html
    
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klue22;11855223 
570 because you get CUDA and physx.

This is not much of an advantage- ati supports hardware accelerated Havok.
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post #8 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klue22;11855223 
570 because you get CUDA and physx. The 570 and the 6970 are pretty close though, here's an excellent review that you may want to check out:
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1085/pg1/gtx-570-vs-radeon-6970-and-6850-vs-radeon-5870-all-overclocked-review-introduction.html

What do you actually use CUDA for and how often do you use it? Be honest.
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post #9 of 35
Look, judging from you sig, you have reference 5850. ANY reference 5850 can give you stock 5870 speed at 900\4800 clocks.

So, basically you upgrading from 5870 to either 6970 or 6950 or 570. To me, it's absolutely not worth it. Minimum, i'd go for 580, to have a substantial speed bump or not bother at all. But that's just me...

Anyway, most games will run greateven on stock 5850 and you'll still be UNABLE to max out crysis, metro and some others even with 580. So maybe it's better to wait for 680\7970 or something?
post #10 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by qqqqq;11855307 
Anyway, most games will run greateven on stock 5850 and you'll still be UNABLE to max out crysis, metro and some others even with 580. So maybe it's better to wait for 680\7970 or something?

Are you kidding?? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif I'm maxing Crysis on 4870!
OP, you shouldn't have put the NV card in the poll, that's just asking for a flame war smile.gif
Instead would've been better to make 2 polls between 3 AMD and 3 NV cards, and then out of the 2 winners, take the one You wish smile.gif
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