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show me decent PPD from an AMD GPU, and I will eat my monitor

it's still folding, amirite?
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Originally Posted by PaulWog;12285219 
In my opinion, the 6970 is superior in crossfire compared to the 570 in SLI. However in single vs. single, both are great choices (the 570 might be a slightly better choice as a single card)..
It is.
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Originally Posted by PaulWog;12285219 
As for the comment about unlocking 6950->6970, I would say no that's not a good idea. It does potentially cause damage to the graphics card. Why? Because there is a physical difference between the card (as people argue there is not): The power pins are different. The BIOS of the 6970 draws on an 8-pin connector, and when you're using a 6970 BIOS with a 6950, your graphics card attempts to draw power from a 6-pin assuming it's an 8-pin. This causes irregularities in the power draw and damage to the internal parts.
I learned something new today. smile.gif
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6970 if you care about sheer performance at all resolution sets. The GTX 570 would be better if you like more eye candy on your screen. It beats the 6970 on tesselation/geometry and supports SSAA in DX10 and DX11.

You know you'll want a good DX11 card for Crysis 2 right biggrin.gif?
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They exchange blows. In this case I'm more partial to the 570. Here are some benches to help you out.
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570 biggrin.gif and later on you can get another one and do SLi with This!!... Credits to test tube biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DesertRat;12285180 
TBH tho, features like MLAA are worth it in an ATI card IMHO. In Borderlands and GTA4, it helps A LOT w/ jaggies, hardly any performance impact too.

Nvidia is getting a better form of mlaa http://research.nvidia.com/publication/subpixel-reconstruction-antialiasing

Even without that the 570 is the faster card at 1080p, has more features, better cooling, better at dx11, overclocks better, is cheaper, and alot of games are just optimised better for Nvidia cards. If you planed on going multi-monitor I would get a 6970 because that's where the 2gb of ram gives it the performance advantage.
Edited by load81 - 2/6/11 at 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by trinstac;12284475 
show me decent PPD from an AMD GPU, and I will eat my monitor
It doesn't matter if they don't get as many points, the fact is you were 100% wrong when you said they can't fold.
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I prefer hd6970.
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I would pick HD 6970 easily. Why? Because GTX570 is a run down GTX580 with missing components and if you overclock it you have a risk of killing the card. HD 6970 is AMDs top of the line card just like Nvidia has GTX580. The performance between the to is within 5% depending on the game. IF you include TWIMTBP games then GTX570 will be a bit faster. Also HD 6970 is not that loud. Compare to GTX580 i cant tell the difference under game load. Also HD 69XX got room for better driver and GTX5XX dont have much to gain since they are so identical to GTX4XX,.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;12286377 
I would pick HD 6970 easily. Why? Because GTX570 is a run down GTX580 with missing components and if you overclock it you have a risk of killing the card. HD 6970 is AMDs top of the line card just like Nvidia has GTX580. The performance between the to is within 5% depending on the game. IF you include TWIMTBP games then GTX570 will be a bit faster. Also HD 6970 is not that loud. Compare to GTX580 i cant tell the difference under game load. Also HD 69XX got room for better driver and GTX5XX dont have much to gain since they are so identical to GTX4XX,.

Actually the GTX 580 and 570 got more performance increases from previous driver sets than the 6970 and 6950. Cat 11.1 even managed to crap performance in some titles. http://alienbabeltech.com/main/?p=23626

I don't think he should get the 6970 at all. The 6950 is a much better solution. The two differ only ~5% from each other and you have a chance of unlocking it for about $100 less. Having a flagship GPU doesn't matter if the logical units don't add up that much to the actual gaming performance.

EDIT:

Just saw you own an HD 6950.......
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Intel C2Q Q9550 Asus P5G41C-M LX GeForce GTX 470 Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 
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Scythe Big Shuriken w/ Silverstone Suscool 121 Windows 10 Home x64 Sony Bravia KDL-37EX500 Antec TP650 New 
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Lian Li V351B Silverstone Suscool 121 120mm case fans 
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