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6950 1GB or GTX 560?

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  • 30% (25)
    6950 1GB
  • 55% (45)
    GTX 560 Ti
  • 13% (11)
    Other (State below)
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post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
The title says it all. I am looking to spend ~250USD for a card. Other suggestions are welcome.
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post #2 of 30
560 of course.
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post #3 of 30
Hmm well u could get 6950 and than update to 6970's bios
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post #4 of 30
you cant put the 6970 bios onto the 1gb card can you ? 1gb - 2gb ..
    
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post #6 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;12194643 
you cant put the 6970 bios onto the 1gb card can you ? 1gb - 2gb ..

No, you can't flash the 1 gb 6950 to a 6970.
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post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeFiniTi0N;12194657 
6950 is 2gb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oJYibNmsHY
There's a 1GB version now that's a bit cheaper.
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post #8 of 30
Seeing as how you cant unlock the 1gb model id go with 560 smile.gif
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post #9 of 30
Even with no unlocking the 6950 1GB is still better.
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post #10 of 30
My vote is for this but thats 259.99 AR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161355&cm_re=HD_6950-_-14-161-355-_-Product.

As far as reviews go HD 6950 trade blows in most test GTX 560, but int he few Benchmark's I've seen to games important to me the HD 6950 seems to come out on top. Though personally I'd just spring for the 2GB($20 more) and unlock it and and get more performance.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/40165-amd-radeon-hd-6950-1gb-review-7.html
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=1067&type=expert&pid=1
    
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