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Greetings fellow overclockers!

I can't decide which card to get. The difference in price in EU is almost ~90 $. But I miss the performance of Nvidia and i love the overclockability of the GTX 570

Please make the decision for me
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post #2 of 36
well i think my choice is obvious
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post #3 of 36
its personaly up to you, the 570 is a nice card and nvidia makes better drivers IMO but the 6950 has a good chance to unlock to the 6970 plus they dont make nearly the same heat. flip a coin, in mid air you will be telling yourself "land on X" and whatever X is just pick that card without looking at the coin
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post #4 of 36
You also forgot to mention that the 6950 can be unlocked to be a 6970. So that could save you a bit more $$$.
post #5 of 36
$90 price difference? Save $90, get the 6950, unlock to 6970, over clock. 6970 is ~ the performance of the GTX 570 so you won't be sacrificing anything.

Edit: HA! Everyone asnwered within 1 minute! Thats awesome. OCN is the best tech support there is
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post #6 of 36
I'd say 570 without a doubt aka no driver issues
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post #7 of 36
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And the winner is.. EVGA GTX 570! Thank you guys!
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post #8 of 36
Get the GTX 570 - although i like the 6950, i would go for the GTX 570.
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Originally Posted by DoctorNick View Post
But I miss the performance of Nvidia and i love the overclockability of the GTX 570

Please make the decision for me
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
but the 6950 has a good chance to unlock to the 6970
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
You also forgot to mention that the 6950 can be unlocked to be a 6970. So that could save you a bit more $$$.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
$90 price difference? Save $90, get the 6950, unlock to 6970, over clock. 6970 is ~ the performance of the GTX 570 so you won't be sacrificing anything.
VS

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Originally Posted by [xPt]FLuX View Post
well i think my choice is obvious
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Originally Posted by brl3git View Post
I'd say 570 without a doubt aka no driver issues

We didn’t make the decision
post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by Vipervlv View Post
Get the GTX 570 - although i like the 6950, i would go for the GTX 570.
Roger that!

And now a fanfare for the winner!


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