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Poll Results: GTX570 vs HD6950 (OCed vs turned)

Poll expired: Mar 17, 2011  
  • 65% (19)
    GTX570
  • 34% (10)
    HD6950
29 Total Votes  
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by ranerX3 View Post
yep... didnt say the drivers arent good only the CF drivers got some problems and run less smooth compare to NV ones in SLI...
TBH crossfire vs sli is about on par with each other with crossfire actually scaling better. Go check out some benchies.

Now from what i have had experience wise the last year
5770 single xfire and trifire
5850 single xfire
gtx 470
gtx 460 single and sli
gts 250 single and sli
gts 8800 512
Currently a 6870

I have to say this. Ati and Nvidia as far as pic quality are equal to eachother with the 5xx series and the 6xxx series. I had a comp side by side with mine the other night running the same game and i could not see any difference(6870 vs 570 at same settings). My experience with sli and xfire have been good and bad, but both have come to work well as long as the game supports either tech.

My advice go with the one you can afford. I voted 570, because I will always be a proponent of buying the single fastest card you can afford. If you feel you need some juice later then add another. I find though that people that say buy a cheaper card now and throw in a second later never do. They sell the card and get another single with more performance.


TL;DR AMD vs Nvidia no real difference in quality(6xxx vs 5xx) or sli/xfire performance (xfire scaling slightly better on 6xxx series from what benchers are getting) Just get the best card you can afford.
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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
so you are leaning towards the 570? it all comes down to what your priorities. for the slight amount of speed you gain for 50 bucks you could significantly improve the rest of your system with a second hard drive for raid0, an h70, etc.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by ranerX3 View Post
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
Even though you are completely off base with your claims, why did you even ask this question when you already talked yourself into an answer?

trusted review site

I see the 6970 sitting right in between the 570 and 580 on the majority of tests and we have yet to see drivers mature on either front. I am no fanboy, as I had a 470 up until a week ago, but I feel the need to defend stupid unsubstantiated claims. (Like an unlocked 6950 doesnt OC any further...that was just a dumb statement)

Oh well to each his own. I paid 289 shipped for my 6950 and the same XFX branded 6970 is 100 more before shipping. I feel that 100 bucks off for the same card was one of the smartest purchases for me in a long time.
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50 bucks you could significantly improve the rest of your system with a second hard drive for raid0, an h70, etc.
Where are you going to get an H70 for $50? Maybe you can get a hard drive for that but nothing phenomenal.

OP, I had 2 6870s and sold my previous rig and now I have a 570. All I can say is wow, honestly this card is amazing. On stock clocks (Evga SC) I play BF2 at 1920x1080 everything max except AAx8, AFx8 I never seen below 65fps. Thats the lowest I have seen in heavy smoke, normally its around high 70s low 80s. Ive been an ATI user the past 2 gens and I definitely do not regret getting the 570.
 
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Where are you going to get an H70 for $50? Maybe you can get a hard drive for that but nothing phenomenal.
i thought i remembered seeing an h70 for 70 bucks or so, which would be a worthwhile upgrade after saving money on gpu.

also he could save whatever money he was going to spend on a cpu cooler and pair that with the 50 from gfx card, which should add up to enough for an h70.

he has a lot of options. my point is that that can be 50 dollars well spend on keeping another part cool for oc'ing


edit: judging by OP's sig he is going to wc his cpu with 360 rad and XSPC rasa which will come to about 150 (google shopping) i havent seen any tests comparing the h70 to a regular wc system, but he could save money by sticking with h70 and then he would have an extra 100 dollars!!!

so that means another monitor or bigger hard drives! maybe even an ssd boot drive!
Edited by rocker22dallas - 1/16/11 at 2:28pm
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I am not going to buy any of this cards just wanted to post my opinion and see what others think...

I still think a 570 is a better choice... the price/performance of it is really close to the 6950 price/performance, while you get a cooler card that OC much better.

6950 turned will not be able to volt up its only got a 2X6 pin and it will be dangerous to add volt for it and OC might get the card unstable while a 570 can get a 15-16% OC without adding volts, from what I have seen of the reviews site... so a 570 if you got the extra 50$ is a better choice...
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I went with the 570 and here is why. I get a lifetime warranty from evga, which is nice for someone like me who plans on keeping the system for 4 years. After lots of reading and looking at benchmarks, the 570 beats out the 6950 and trades blows with the 6970. Even if I unlock the 6950, there is no guarantee it will run perfect. I have never had driver problems with ATI/AMD in the past, so that never effected my decision. I would also like to get into folding as well.

I think the most influential factor was watching the heaven benchmark on both cards. The 570 looked better and smoother to me.

I usually try out different cards on my new builds, so this time it is Nvidias turn I went from a ti4200 to a 9500 pro then 8800gt then a 4870.
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My HD 6950 can do 985Mhz so thats 23% OC. Most GTX570 hit up to 900Mhz which is 20% OC so basically same OC headroom. Also HD 6950 can unlock. One other thing is that i am 100% sure the drivers will make HD 69XX even faster. In CF in the other hand HD 6950 is as fast as GTX570 so yuo safe 100$ right there. In reality HD 69XX, and GTX5X0 give you same game experience and cant tell the difference if you have one card. I use both GTX580 and HD 6950 cand the extra performance i gain from GTX580 is not a big deal. 54fps vs 58fps in Crysis for example.
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