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post #11 of 22
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Spend $30 more and get a 2gb 6950. Why cheap out on yourself? its only $30 more. You can already spend 250, I think you can afford a little more. the 6950 2gb destroy the 560Ti, not only from the VRAM and AA application, but its just a more well rounded gpu. Do yourself a favor and purchase the 6950 2gb.
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Spend $30 more and get a 2gb 6950. Why cheap out on yourself? its only $30 more. You can already spend 250, I think you can afford a little more. the 6950 2gb destroy the 560Ti, not only from the VRAM and AA application, but its just a more well rounded gpu. Do yourself a favor and purchase the 6950 2gb.
6950 2GB doesn't exactly "destroy" the gtx 560 at all...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=293

Again, even in this case they trade blows..by all means OP if you want to game on 3 screens get yourself a 6950..however that extra $30 for 4-6 fps that your eye's may not be able to differentiate or pick up on during gameplay isn't worth it to me...that's 30 you could use for shipping if ordered, groceries for the week, or that game that just dropped in price! ..but, to each his own
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Isn't the 6950 better if you can unlock it to be a 6970? I'm looking into both of these cards as well, but I haven't had an nVidia card in a while. And the 2gb card is going to be better for texture heavy games, right? It shouldn't even make much of a difference in other aspects of performance.
    
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Isn't the 6950 better if you can unlock it to be a 6970? I'm looking into both of these cards as well, but I haven't had an nVidia card in a while. And the 2gb card is going to be better for texture heavy games, right? It shouldn't even make much of a difference in other aspects of performance.
no real difference unless you really start pushing pixels (more than 1080p)

but yes it is quite a bit better if it unlocks to a 6970 ok
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6950 2GB doesn't exactly "destroy" the gtx 560 at all...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=293

Again, even in this case they trade blows..by all means OP if you want to game on 3 screens get yourself a 6950..however that extra $30 for 4-6 fps that your eye's may not be able to differentiate or pick up on during gameplay isn't worth it to me...that's 30 you could use for shipping if ordered, groceries for the week, or that game that just dropped in price! ..but, to each his own
You aren't even slightly interested in unlocking to a 6970 are you? Not even in the least? Whoa. Funny, free $70 performance. Hey I'd take it. That's gas and groceries and more for a week.

Also does no one here crank up the AA? really? What do you play at no AA? I for one would crank up AA to 8aa+ turn on SSAA or MSAA. VRAM FTW guys. For $30 that is a good investment. 1gb limits your VRAM potential.
     
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Yeah "Free" unlocking...sure, if bricking your card (highly unlikely, but possible) sounds like a good idea go ahead...everyone likes to glorify this unlocking of shaders and get a 6970 performing card..it doesn't necessarily work that way

If successful it can be a bit of a benefit for a short period of time..but do the research..many people have experienced loads of problems (artifacting, rips and texture problems, overheating)..so, if that's a benefit to you go ahead and get the 6950, its a great card...but don't destroy your card trying to get an extra 5 fps and sharper lines you'll never notice...
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post #17 of 22
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I'm not interested in unlocking. or a 2GB card.
Looks like the 6950 is winning. I appreciate everyone's input!
    
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post #18 of 22
whatever choice you pick won't be the "Wrong" choice...just do the research and look at the benchmarks I posted..you match your needs to the right card..not ask everyone for their input..not everyone plays the same game on the same resolutions...

6950 can be oc decently...560 can be oc to match gtx 570 stock speeds, sometimes a bit higher...and dont forget both cards competitive advantages..good luck
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post #19 of 22
I will choose 560 definitely, lower price and higher performance.
if talking about which brand, I would like to say GIGABYTE is the best choice
I've bought a GTX470 SO, and really satisfied with it.
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