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I would seriously consider spending an extra $20 to buy a GTX 570. If you cannot afford that go with the 560.
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Well a 570 is $50 more then the MSI Twin Frozr, and $85 more then the sapphire.
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post #23 of 64
If you're not afraid of used cards, the marketplace on OCN is a good spot for deals. I'm trying to move my GTX 480 for $300, for example.

New, I'd recommend a GTX 560. The thermals are awesome, especially since all the non-reference coolers are already out. Performance is ridiculous, especially since it's at GTX 570 levels once you OC it a bit.

EDIT: I noticed that you're strongly thinking of the 6950. If that's the case, then I'd go with MSI's Twin Frozr card.
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Well I still have a week until I have the money for it, so I'm mainly thinking between these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...^14-125-363-TS
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Well I still have a week until I have the money for it, so I'm mainly thinking between these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...^14-125-363-TS
6950 hands down.
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Anybody know any good reviews for GTX 560 vs 6950?
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post #27 of 64
all you do is play games? 6950 will work.

560 or 570 would be my recommendation though. MUCH better folding, workstation capabilities, plus physx without cheating.
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Anybody know any good reviews for GTX 560 vs 6950?
try this http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...560-ti-review/
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post #29 of 64
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all you do is play games? 6950 will work.

560 or 570 would be my recommendation though. MUCH better folding, workstation capabilities, plus physx without cheating.
I'll be mainly playing high end games, watching movies/anime, making gameplay videos, and doing benchmarks.
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6950 - $4 cheaper per year, double the memory, higher FPS by some
560 - 10C lower temp, 22mhz faster at stock, 2" shorter, 1-5 dBA quieter

Benchmarks 1920x1200
CoD MW2 6950 - 129, 560 - 123
Far Cry 2 6950 - 76, 560 - 76
Anno 1404 DoD 6950 - 78, 560 - 68
Crysis Warhead 6950 - 51, 560 - 47
Metro 2033 TLR 6950 - 25, 560 - 23
Dirt 2 6950 - 72, 560 - 66
BF: BC2 6950 - 50, 560 - 47


3DMark Vantage Score 6950 - 19,925 & 20657, 560 - 17912 & 19013
3DMark 11 Score 6950 - 4973, 560 - 4311

Overclock
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Original Overclocked
Core Clock: 822MHzCore Clock: 950MHz
Shader Clock: 1644MHzShader Clock: 1900MHz
Memory Clock: 4008MHzMemory Clock: 4800MHz

Radeon HD 6950 1GB Original Overclocked
Core Clock: 800MHzCore Clock: 950MHz
Shader Clock: 800MHzShader Clock: 850MHz
Memory Clock: 5008MHzMemory Clock: 5000MHz

Benchmarks Overclocked 1920x1200
CoD MW2 6950 - 138, 560 - 141
BF: BC2 6950 - 56, 560 - 54

3DMark 11 Score 6950 - 5594, 560 - 4311

Conclusion
Overall the R6950 will be a tiny bit faster, but runs hotter and makes more noise. Performance remains close to each other, and each brand offers some specific features that can appeal you. The massive choice in factory overclocked products from NVIDIA might make the difference for many of you.
That is the information I gathered overall from that review, I think I'm going to stick with the 6950.
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