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Need to pick up a new card as my 4890 needs to be RMA'd. I've been thinking about getting a new one anyway for some time now. Kinda torn between a 6950 1GB, the 2GB will not fit in my case so don't suggest it, also not interested in flashing to a 6970 w/ 2GB version and no interest in multiple monitors so I don't really need the 2GB. Or a GTX 570, quite a bit more expensive though and according to the benches it's really not that far off from the 6950 and occasionally the 6950 pulls ahead.

Looking for the *best* bang for the buck. I'd be interested in the 570 for physx, but I already have a crossfire enabled mobo (not in sig rig) that is a plus if I decided to add a 2nd down the road.

So is the 570 really that much better than the 6950? How does the 6950 OC?

Look at the comparison, at 1920x1200 (I play at 1080) most of the games I play (FPS's) are within 2-3 fps of each other. No interest in Hawx or anything like that. The main difference I see out of the games I play would be Dirt 2 but 71 vs 96 is not a big deal anyway as I use vsync on racing games.

6950 1GB vs GTX 570
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Pretty accurate, they are a reputable site.
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Yes, the 570 really is that much better. That's why it is priced higher. Just go with whatever fits your budget and your needs.
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Yes, the 570 really is that much better.
O Reily? lol

No, 570 is NOT that much better.

It is better but not enough to justify the extra $50-$70. The 570 is competing against AMD 6970. The 6950 is about 5% slower than a 6970, give or take. OP, you're looking at the 1 gb version which is retail around $250 or less and the performance is great for the money. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like you're interested in the 2GB version which is an extra $10-20$. If you really want to know how the 6950 compare to a 570 then check the benchmark review by Razi3l.

Take note the 6970 used in the review is an unlock 6950 with 6970 clock setting. That alone tells you how much potential the 6950 have. As for overclocking, a lot of the members here are able to push over 1ghz core and 1400-1450 memory. Stock clock is 800 core and 1250 memory.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/890793-...70-5850-a.html
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My case will not fit the 2GB version, it only holds cards up to 10.5".

I knew if I didn't make it clear that it's not for me everyone would suggest it
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My case will not fit the 2GB version, it only holds cards up to 10.5".

I knew if I didn't make it clear that it's not for me everyone would suggest it
Get out the hacksaw and start cutting your Drive bay =D
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Get out the hacksaw and start cutting your Drive bay =D
...or start hacking off the end of the card. It should still work, right?
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...or start hacking off the end of the card. It should still work, right?
Actually can cut off some room on a number of the 5000 series since they have about 1-2CM intake, not sure about the 6000's tho
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