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I am thinking of upgrading video cards a month from now to let say a HD 6950 2gb or wait until the third generation of directx 11 cards come out. I got my CPU overclocked to 4.2 Ghz

Would I use all the video memory I currently have playing Napoleon Total War. Grand Theft Auto IV seems to use all my video ram and runs smoothly at 1920x1080 at high. I am thinking $250 a max budget
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GTX 560ti The vram doesn't matter much performance wise.
    
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A year ago everyone was jumping on the 460's. Now all of that has changed. I wonder how long my 570 will last untill I'll be yelling @ my monitor for sub. 30 fps gameplay
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It really depend on what you're looking for. The 6950 2gb/1gb and 560 TI will fit your need. Though the 560 TI need to be at 1 ghz core to match the 570 at stock or beat it by a little. The 6950 (2gb) at 880/1375 will match and beat the 570 with a lot more headroom to overclock. My recommendation is 6950 2gb ref model, you can unlock for extra performance and it's slightly faster than a 560 at stock.

If you're interested in Cuda and physx then 560 would a better option at $250 price range.
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agree with going for 6950 2GB and unlock it to 6970, but indeed if you wanna Physx or Cuda, GIGABYTE's 560 SO will be the best choice, core clock 950MHZ and you can still overclock it by yourself.
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