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Hello,

I've a lot of confusion here about getting a new card, Let me get you the choices I'm limited to due to my country and budget too:

nVidia:
GALAXY GTX570
MSI GTX460 HAWK 1024MB
GIGABYTE GTX460 1024MB OC

ATi:
MSI HD 6850 1GB GDDR5
MSI HD 6950 1GB GDDR5
MSI HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
HIS HD6950 2GB GDDR5
HIS HD6970 Turbo 2GB GDDR5
Sapphire HD6870 1GB GDDR5
Sapphire HD6950 2GB GDDR5

the something that confused me is about PhysX and CUDA, and 3D But to talk generally who is the best from those two lists including High End gaming, Best performance, Best overclocking, Good for future games.

Don't be worry about the PSU, My specs are in sig.
Note: Games played on 1920x1080 Full HD

P.S.: Frightened about the ATi because of 3D

Thank in advance,
Edited by me_388 - 3/24/11 at 12:08pm
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post #2 of 34
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Originally Posted by me_388 View Post
nVidia:
GALAXY GTX570
MSI GTX460 HAWK 1024MB
GIGABYTE GTX460 1024MB OC

ATi:
MSI HD 6850 1GB GDDR5
MSI HD 6950 1GB GDDR5
MSI HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
HIS HD6950 2GB GDDR5
HIS HD6970 Turbo 2GB GDDR5
Sapphire HD6870 1GB GDDR5
Sapphire HD6950 2GB GDDR5

Don't be worry about the PSU, My specs are in sig.
I think your going to need a better PSU to run any one of those cards. Atleast a quality 500w psu...
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6970 2GB is the most powerful in that group - Cuda and Physx are only supported by Nvidia, Nvidia also currently has better 3D support
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@Kirus 2012, Yes I wrote in the topic that don't be worry about the PSU as I'll get the Thermaltale toughpower

@appleg33k85, There are two 6970 2GB, Which one do you suggest ?
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post #5 of 34
Get a 6950 2GB or 1GB and unlock it to a 6970 .
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I would go with the Sapphire one, I've never had issues with Sapphire and anyone I know that has had a Sapphire card always says that theirs is top quality as well. Not sure which Sapphire card your referring to, as there is a reference design and a non reference design - go with the non reference design if you have the option

and to the Poster above, the 1GB doesn't unlock, and sure if you want to play around with flashing go for the 6950, but many people have problems as the 6950 cannot handle the clocks of the 6970 which leads to crashing, errors, ect.
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The 6970 is HIS not sapphire, Reference design
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1...g2mall1600.jpg

@Zackcy, Thanks for your information.

So you all are saying that 6970 2GB is better than GTX 570 ?
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post #8 of 34
Go green and get the 570!
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Why do you think that GTX 570 is better than 6970 2GB ?
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Originally Posted by me_388 View Post
Why do you think that GTX 570 is better than 6970 2GB ?
Their benchmarks are almost identical.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=306

Nvidia cards support PhysX.

I have had no driver related game crashes after switching to Nvidia from ATi

A 570 is a tad cheaper than a 6970
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