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as the title states... am opting for either a 570 or a 6950 and unlock the shaders... would like some advice...
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570 eats games for breakfast, spits them back out, and for the fun of it just eats the spit up remains again!!!!
    
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This is a pretty common question lately. As I've said before, they are both excellent cards, but I am going with a 570 myself. If you are going the single card route, the 570 will offer slightly better performance, without having to flash the BIOS like you will on the 6950. If you're going SLI/Crossfire, the 6950 scales better, so it may be a better choice.
 
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Bias towards my card.
    
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post #5 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
This is a pretty common question lately. As I've said before, they are both excellent cards, but I am going with a 570 myself. If you are going the single card route, the 570 will offer slightly better performance, without having to flash the BIOS like you will on the 6950. If you're going SLI/Crossfire, the 6950 scales better, so it may be a better choice.
nonetheless, 570 SLI is still a beefy setup, respect to the 69xx cards but the 570 single or dual setup still wins in my book.
    
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Originally Posted by 13thirty7 View Post
nonetheless, 570 SLI is still a beefy setup, respect to the 69xx cards but the 570 single or dual setup still wins in my book.
True, the 570 is great in SLI as well...best scaling Nvidia has ever been able to crank out of a card. It's just that the 6950's tend to score slightly better on benchies/reviews.

FWIW, I am getting a single 570 now, but I am seriously considering going SLI with it in another year or so instead of replacing it with a next gen card.
 
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For 2560x1600 and multi monitor go 6950 2gb if not 570
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post #8 of 94
The GTX 570 is a better card even over a 6970. I didnt buy my 6950 yet I will most likely be going strictly Nvidia from now on
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lmao

what a bunch of tools.

vote for 6950 cause its better overall.
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With just two monitors (a 23" and a 19"), would the Radeon 6950 be a better choice than the 570 for me?
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