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Poll Results: Which GPU is the best?

 
  • 36% (24)
    eVGA GTX 570
  • 19% (13)
    PowerColor or MSI HD6970
  • 39% (26)
    PowerColor PCS++ HD6950
  • 4% (3)
    Other (leave reply with which)
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post #1 of 38
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Just wondeing what card would be of best interest. I'm looking for a card under $350. I'd prefer one from TigerDirect or Amazon, if it's a really good sale or something, newegg (I live in New Jersey so there's usually around $20-25 tax on stuff around this price so it really bumps price for newegg). My monitor resolution is 1920x1080 and I will not be going eyefinity or multi-monitor at all, nor will I most likely get a bigger resolution monitor, unless they release decently priced one of proportional bigger resolution. I also won't be going X-Fire or SLI. I plan on using GPU for mainly gaming (Brink, APB: Reloaded, S4 League, DMC 5, and etc), watching HD videos/movies/anime, light video editing, going to start doing 3d design & animation with 3ds max this summer but isn't a propriety, and light photoshopping. My main concern will be gaming. The GPUs I'm mainly looking at are

eVGA GTX 570 on newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130613

PowerColor or MSI HD6970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-385-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-554-_-Product

PowerColor PCS++ HD6950 (currently deactivated since they're trying to figure out issue with them atm, but I can wait if it's best choice)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-392-_-Product
Edited by Tunechi - 3/4/11 at 6:23pm
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post #2 of 38
I went from x fire 5770's to a gtx570. I tried a 6970 1st but returned it and got the 570.
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post #3 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Just wondeing what card would be of best interest. I'm looking for a card under $350. I'd prefer one from TigerDirect or Amazon, if it's a really good sale or something, newegg (I live in New Jersey so there's usually around $20-25 tax on stuff around this price so it really bumps price for newegg). My monitor resolution is 1920x1080 and I will not be going eyefinity or multi-monitor at all, nor will I most likely get a bigger resolution monitor, unless they release decently priced one of proportional bigger resolution. I plan on using GPU for mainly gaming (Brink, APB: Reloaded, S4 League, DMC 5, and etc), watching HD videos/movies/anime, light video editing, going to start doing 3d design & animation with 3ds max this summer but isn't a propriety, and light photoshopping. My main concern will be gaming. The GPUs I'm mainly looking at are

eVGA GTX 570 on newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130613

PowerColor or MSI HD6970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-385-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-554-_-Product

PowerColor PCS++ HD6950 (currently deactivated since they're trying to figure out issue with them atm, but I can wait if it's best choice)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-392-_-Product
Go with a 2GB 6950 and unlock it. It's quite a bit cheaper and around ~5% less powerful than the GTX 570 when both are overclocked.

I would only choose a GTX 570 if you're going to be folding (or generally prefer Nvidia over AMD).
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/4/11 at 6:00pm
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post #4 of 38
The 6970 and 570 are both great cards. If you need CUDA go with the 570, if not get the 6970.

EDIT: sorry 6950 link didn't work for me the first time. Looking at price/performance the 6950 would be the best choice. Overclock it and enjoy every game.
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post #5 of 38
i went from a pair of 5770's to a pair of 6970's and was quite happy so my vote was the 6970
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post #6 of 38
you can buy a second 5770...aka mine
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post #7 of 38
Bang for the buck, the 6X50 are always better than the 6X70 cards.

Go for the 6950, and unlock it.

EDIT: Also, if you want to unlock, you'll have to get a reference model.
     
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post #8 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Bang for the buck, the 6X50 are always better than the 6X70 cards.

Go for the 6950, and unlock it.

EDIT: Also, if you want to unlock, you'll have to get a reference model.
PCS++ HD6950 are pre-unlocked.
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post #9 of 38
asus or msi gtx 570
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post #10 of 38
I got the EVGA GTX 570 last night. The thing is pretty nice, but it's probably overkill.
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