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6950 FTW!

Just hit P23845 on 3dMark Vantage and P5635 on 3dMark 11 on mine.

The new 11.1a drivers gave me a 4-6% increase.
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post #32 of 64
These.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...^14-261-101-TS

    
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Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
There is a reason he posted in the AMD forum dudes....

I think he already established that he is going with a 6950 as well...
    
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post #35 of 64
Exactly, if he wanted some bad nvidia card he would have posted there or in the general graphics section.
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post #36 of 64
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Yeah, overall my mind is 80% 6950, 20% 560, but that 20% pulls back a lot. Right now if I had to choose it'd be the MSI Twin Frozr II OC 6950.
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post #37 of 64
6950 or the GTX560Ti

here is the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC. manufacture OC to 880mhz. this thing should hit 1ghz Core speeds and its $50 cheaper than the 6950 and its faster

i know this is the AMD section, but letting brand bias influence your decision could cause you to miss out on a great opportunity. the 560ti competes with the 570. the 570 is faster than the 6950, neck and neck with the 6970 and AMD doesnt have a single GPU card to compete with the 580. i love AMD and i really hope they bounce back, but right now if you have $250 or more, it should be spent on an nvidia card, this is quoted from reviews and judging only on performance from in-game benchmarks. under $250, the choice is most likely AMD cards, except maybe the GTX460. (not counting used cards cause prices vary more)

i love AMD, i have a 5770 and i love it because at the time it was an amazing card for $150(and still is), but AMD needs to change their architecture to make a large performance change. the basic architecture hasnt been overhauled since possibly before the 4000 series. they keep shrinking the process and adding more processor cores. this worked till nvidia updated their entire architecture, and now the Fermi based cards have the advantage, specially now that the silicone yields have been improved and the GTX5xx cards can ship with fully enabled Fermi GPUs.

i realize that i am going to catch crap for posting this regardless of how i worded it, but brand bias doesnt make any sense. why would you completely ignore one side or the other based on who makes it and not how it performs
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post #38 of 64
6950 unlocked to 6970, no doubt. As fast if not faster than a GTX 570.
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post #39 of 64
Sapphire HD6950.
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Originally Posted by IntelConvert View Post
6950 or the GTX560Ti

here is the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC. manufacture OC to 880mhz. this thing should hit 1ghz Core speeds and its $50 cheaper than the 6950 and its faster

i know this is the AMD section, but letting brand bias influence your decision could cause you to miss out on a great opportunity. the 560ti competes with the 570. the 570 is faster than the 6950, neck and neck with the 6970 and AMD doesnt have a single GPU card to compete with the 580. i love AMD and i really hope they bounce back, but right now if you have $250 or more, it should be spent on an nvidia card, this is quoted from reviews and judging only on performance from in-game benchmarks. under $250, the choice is most likely AMD cards, except maybe the GTX460. (not counting used cards cause prices vary more)

i love AMD, i have a 5770 and i love it because at the time it was an amazing card for $150(and still is), but AMD needs to change their architecture to make a large performance change. the basic architecture hasnt been overhauled since possibly before the 4000 series. they keep shrinking the process and adding more processor cores. this worked till nvidia updated their entire architecture, and now the Fermi based cards have the advantage, specially now that the silicone yields have been improved and the GTX5xx cards can ship with fully enabled Fermi GPUs.

i realize that i am going to catch crap for posting this regardless of how i worded it, but brand bias doesnt make any sense. why would you completely ignore one side or the other based on who makes it and not how it performs
That's why I'm still open to the GTX 560, reviews show they are on par with eachother with mainly 6950 pulling ahead a few fps on most games.
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