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The 2GB version is 11.3" long and would not fit in my case, mine is just over 10", it also does not give any benefit over the 1GB version unless using eyefinity or really high resolutions.
Ya, you're actually right Mudfrog---I don't think I will be going any higher than 1920x1080. Man, 23" is already huge to me...I can't imagine bigger (went from 15" last year, so I'm still not used to it!). And plus, once games start to use 2GB regularly even on my resolution...I'm sure I'll be ready for an upgrade.

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There was a great post here about the benefits of unlocking to 6970.
Thanks Tats, that thread actually really helped my 'unlocked 6950' knowledge. Okay, so you are totally selling me on the 560---especially after reading the hardwarecanucks.com review of the card. I still would plan to buy another sometime down the line...would you happen to know if the 560 scales well in SLI?
Edited by TheScarecrow - 3/14/11 at 8:57pm
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560s are beasts on SLI - when i get to work I will post a link. But fwiw - 2 460s can beat one 580 .....
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If your only running one card then go with the 6950 over the 560, the 560 pulls ahead of the 6950 on a select few games that were optimized for the nvidia, but overall the 6950 is ahead by a decent amount. The 560 is on par with the 6870. If you want to run one nvidia card go with a 570. I did a LOT of research and actually opted for the 6950 over the 570.. it's $75-100 cheaper and trades blows with it in most benchmarks. The other reason I did not go 570 was that to many people were having issues with the VRAM when OC'ng them. Apparently they burn up fairly quick.

Either way you go it should be a good upgrade to the 4870 though
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If your only running one card then go with the 6950 over the 560, the 560 pulls ahead of the 6950 on a select few games that were optimized for the nvidia, but overall the 6950 is ahead by a decent amount.
Ya I've been looking and looking at this matchup, and it usually comes out to be pretty much even---the 560 matches the 6970 if overclocked high, but I can get the XFX 6950 1GB for $227.76 AR ($247.76 without...but of course, no unlock possibilities b/c of 1GB version) whereas the 560 ti comes in at $244.23.

Lol the $3 difference totally symbolizes my being torn between the two. Perhaps I should just wait until there's some wonderful deal for either one and grab whichever one comes out lowest? Ha, wishing I had jumped on that OpenBox MSI Twin Frozr 560 ti for $185 or whatever it was last week...

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Either way you go it should be a good upgrade to the 4870 though
Ha most definitely. It's been a decent card and can still even run stuff like Total War: Napoleon, but an upgrade is a very welcome thing.
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Mine comes in tomorrow and I plan on posting some benches if you want to keep an eye open. I will say I've seen the XFX 6950 1GB for as low as $215 after rebate lately.. Newegg has one for $224 after rebate but they also include a $10 promo gift card.. bringing it down to $214. Not a bad deal at all really.
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post #16 of 23
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Ha I ended up grabbing an OpenBox MSI GTX 560 ti Twin Frozr ii (damn, what a title) after seeing this thread for $184.

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Mine comes in tomorrow and I plan on posting some benches if you want to keep an eye open.
I definitely will. Though I now bought the 560, I'm still interested in its ati brother card. Lol not that it's exactly on par, but close enough to be related anyways.
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Ha I ended up grabbing an OpenBox MSI GTX 560 ti Twin Frozr ii (damn, what a title) after seeing this thread for $184.


I definitely will. Though I now bought the 560, I'm still interested in its ati brother card. Lol not that it's exactly on par, but close enough to be related anyways.
I saw those last night when I was browsing Newegg.. figured you would probably pick it up

I would have grabbed the 580 for $380 or how ever much it was if I didn't just order my 6950.
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I'm really sad...for some reason my purchase didn't go through. I left for school after I bought it but after I got back I saw they dropped my purchase. Lame. I'll still be looking for that good deal I guess.
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The graphics card would certainly enhance your gaming experience.

However, a good SSD is incredible in giving you fast "overall" performance, wether its opening programs or transfering data.

So unless you cant play some games because of your current graphics card, I would go for the SSD.
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I'm really sad...for some reason my purchase didn't go through. I left for school after I bought it but after I got back I saw they dropped my purchase. Lame. I'll still be looking for that good deal I guess.
I'll be done with my 4890 vs 6950 benchmarks tonight.. this should give you something to go by when considering the 6950.
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