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Poll Results: GTX570 vs HD6950 (OCed vs turned)

Poll expired: Mar 17, 2011  
  • 65% (19)
    GTX570
  • 34% (10)
    HD6950
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post #1 of 18
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the price difference is about 50$ between them
GTX570 cost around 350$
HD6950 cost 300$

at stock speeds without thinking of anything except price and performance the 570 is stronger in 12-14%
300$*114\\100= 342$ the 6950 in price/money is a bit better then the GTX570


the 6950 can turn into the 6970 and it will gain 12-13 percent but after that turn you wont be able to OC the card any further even if you manage it wont be more then 3% and that may cause instability, adding more volt to a 6950 who became a 6970 is also impossible unless you want either to get an unstable card or just brake it... a normal 6970 come with a 8 pin and 6 pin while a 6950 come with 2X6pin so over'volting it once you turned it is dangerous for the card.

so it about a 13% gain and that it.


the GTX570 without even adding volt can OC 15-16% and with volt increase can go even higher so the gain is much bigger then a 6950-turned.

the GTX570 is cooler and its much more silent.
in power consumption the 6950 is allot better but a 6970 is about the same maybe 15W better.

and from all I know at SLI\\CF te 570 got less problems do to better drivers.


~ that my opinion, what would you take if you got the extra 50$ ?...
plz vote and post a comment why
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post #2 of 18
I am in the exact same boat you are in and have a similar setup as well. I think I am leaning towards the 570 because of folding and the fact that EVGA has the lifetime warranty. The price/performance is very good on the 6950 though. People complain about AMD drivers, but I have had zero issues with my 4870.
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post #3 of 18
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yep

in mistake I wrote price/money instead of price/performance :\\
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post #4 of 18
i would go with the 6950 and spend the extra cash on either better cooling, better processor, or to help add another monitor to your setup.

the 570 is the stronger card, but 6950 is only slightly slower and they will both hold up rather well over time.

i have built systems using both ati and nvidia cards and havent had any troubles with drivers ever. dont listen to anybody who says any differently
post #5 of 18
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in CF drivers too ?
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post #6 of 18
also, scaling on both cards is great so sli/crossfire wont hurt performance (cf drivers are fine, it only gets flaky with over 2 cards)
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yep... didnt say the drivers arent good only the CF drivers got some problems and run less smooth compare to NV ones in SLI...
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
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in CF drivers too ?
^ above post. cf drivers are fine for 2 cards. i have one running as my gaming pc at my dad's house with cf 5770. his computer (right next to mine for bf2) has sli 9800gtx and we havent had any problems at all

drivers are not an issue.

when the cards were newer we would have to uninstall the drivers completely in safe mode and reinstall them for the updates to work, but that has been fixed.

so i stick with my recommendation of getting the 6950 and getting a better cpu, better mobo, second monitor, etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranerX3
yep... didnt say the drivers arent good only the CF drivers got some problems and run less smooth compare to NV ones in SLI..
it really depends. certain games run cf or sli better than others. i cant think of any specifics off the top of my head at the moment.

single card is always better for this reason.
post #9 of 18
Get the 6950, its a no brainer. You pay 300 bucks for a card that unlocks in 30 seconds to a 6970. And the 6970 is faster than the 570, trading blows between the 570 and 580 for 300 bucks.

Once again, its a no brainer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranerX3 View Post
the price difference is about 50$ between them
GTX570 cost around 350$
HD6950 cost 300$

at stock speeds without thinking of anything except price and performance the 570 is stronger in 12-14%
300$*114\\100= 342$ the 6950 in price/money is a bit better then the GTX570


the 6950 can turn into the 6970 and it will gain 12-13 percent but after that turn you wont be able to OC the card any further even if you manage it wont be more then 3% and that may cause instability, adding more volt to a 6950 who became a 6970 is also impossible unless you want either to get an unstable card or just brake it... a normal 6970 come with a 8 pin and 6 pin while a 6950 come with 2X6pin so over'volting it once you turned it is dangerous for the card.

so it about a 13% gain and that it.


the GTX570 without even adding volt can OC 15-16% and with volt increase can go even higher so the gain is much bigger then a 6950-turned.

the GTX570 is cooler and its much more silent.
in power consumption the 6950 is allot better but a 6970 is about the same maybe 15W better.

and from all I know at SLI\\CF te 570 got less problems do to better drivers.


~ that my opinion, what would you take if you got the extra 50$ ?...
plz vote and post a comment why
Do you have any evidence to your bolded claims? I unlocked my 6950 and have perfect voltage and overclocking control. Heck, my card right now is at 950c. Looking over your post you talked yourself into a card and didn't even need to ask.
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post #10 of 18
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the 570 is about the same as the 6970...
the 570 might even be 2% faster from relative performance bench I saw... and a 570 is grate when it come to over clock it
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