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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
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post #21 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Anybody know if there are any good comparison charts for GTX 570 vs HD6970 vs PCS++ HD6950 o 1080p resolution and preferably an i7 920 or 930 used with config. Based off TPU
GTX 570 - 9
PCS++ HD6950 - 7

In terms of better FPS on 1200p resolution.
Here ya go. The benchmarks start on page 7. Keep in mind, both GPUs are at stock, and the 6950 hasn't been unlocked to a 6970.

The poll is now:
GTX 570: 14
HD 6950: 16
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Here ya go. The benchmarks start on page 7. Keep in mind, both GPUs are at stock, and the 6950 hasn't been unlocked to a 6970.

The poll is now:
GTX 570: 14
HD 6950: 16
That was the review I saw already, and I meant as in GTX 570 beat PCS++ in 9 things, PCS++ beat GTX 570 in 7 things. I'm going to go with either the GTX 560 or GTX 570, deciding between those two atm.
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post #23 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
That was the review I saw already, and I meant as in GTX 570 beat PCS++ in 9 things, PCS++ beat GTX 570 in 7 things. I'm going to go with either the GTX 560 or GTX 570, deciding between those two atm.
An overclocked GTX 570 is only a little more powerful (~3-5%) than an overclocked 6970, which in turn is a little more powerful (~2-3%) than an unlocked and overclocked 6950. Even though an unlocked 6950 is technically the same card as a 6970, it won't overclock as high (thus the 2-3% margin).

So yes, the GTX 570 is the most powerful card, but it's also almost $100 more.

Edit:
Here's a review comparing an OC'd (but not unlocked) 6950, OC'd 6970, and OC'd GTX 570.

Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/17/11 at 12:21pm
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post #24 of 38
I think ATI's drivers have sucked lately...so I'd go GTX 570!
post #25 of 38
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I think ATI's drivers have sucked lately...so I'd go GTX 570!
AMD (ATI) drivers have always sucked.
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post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
An overclocked GTX 570 is only a little more powerful (~3-5%) than an overclocked 6970, which in turn is a little more powerful (~2-3%) than an unlocked and overclocked 6950. Even though an unlocked 6950 is technically the same card as a 6970, it won't overclock as high (thus the 2-3% margin).

So yes, the GTX 570 is the most powerful card, but it's also almost $100 more.

Edit:
Here's a review comparing an OC'd (but not unlocked) 6950, OC'd 6970, and OC'd GTX 570.
PCS++ is 290, GTX 560 is 250, GTX 570 is 350 but is on sale for 320.
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post #27 of 38
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PCS++ is 290, GTX 560 is 250, GTX 570 is 350 but is on sale for 320.
Why would you get a 6950 for $290 if you can get it for $244.99 (after MIR)?
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post #28 of 38
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Why would you get a 6950 for $290 if you can get it for $244.99 (after MIR)?
PCS++ is a guaranteed unlock, non-reference cooling design, voltage control and good warranty as well as I've heard good things about PowerColor.
Edited by Tunechi - 3/17/11 at 4:55pm
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post #29 of 38
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PCS++ is a guaranteed unlock, non-reference cooling design, voltage control and good warranty as well as I've heard good things about PowerColor.
All reference designs are pretty much guaranteed to unlock as well. I haven't heard of one that hasn't yet.

Plus, a reference card sold by MSI is the same as a reference card sold by Asus, Gigabyte, or PowerColor. They all use identical PCB (manufactured by AMD) and stock coolers. The only difference between the cards is the sticker on the cooler.

There's no reason to spend $45 more if you can get the same performance from a reference card.
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All reference designs are pretty much guaranteed to unlock as well. I haven't heard of one that hasn't yet.

Plus, a reference card sold by MSI is the same as a reference card sold by Asus, Gigabyte, or PowerColor. They all use identical PCB (manufactured by AMD) and stock coolers. The only difference between the cards is the sticker on the cooler.

There's no reason to spend $45 more if you can get the same performance from a reference card.
I'm deciding between a GTX 560 and GTX 570 right now so that isn't relevant anymore. It's not the same performance since PCS++ is a full unlock guaranteed and non reference. keep in mind, those '$240' cards are after mail-in rebate, most are $275+ since PCS++ doesn't have mail-in rebate yet. $15 for all of that, good deal to me.
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