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560's SOC to 1GHz SLI or 6950's in CF

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I just saw this video on the linustechtips and overclock3D.net youtube channel. They showed a video of a single 560 Ti performing flawlessly in all the latest games. So now it got me wondering what would be a better buy, 2 560's that I plan to superclock, or 2 6950's. I understand the plus of having 4 gigs of vram for higher resolutions like mine, but also two 6950's would cost around $550-560 with tax. The 560's would cost about $500 plus tax. Their both great buys and idk which to choose... Here are the vids I saw to give some perspective:


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I'd personally go for the 6950's
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I'll go with the 6950s too, and if you unlocks them, they'd smoke the 560s .
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post #4 of 26
my vote is for the 6950's in CF AMD is much better on dual gpu's scaling
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Well we don't even how how well 2 superclocked 560's would perform in SLI... I want to do some more research before jumping in.
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post #6 of 26
i found a review of the msi GTX 560 they are both overcklocked to 880 mhz
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...oc_sli_review/
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The 6950s scale much better so go for them, and they may unlock too.
    
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i found a review of the msi GTX 560 they are both overcklocked to 880 mhz
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...oc_sli_review/
Wow the 560's do amazingly, and thats only at 880 Mhz, I can only imagine it OCd to 1 Ghz and superclocked shaders too. Don't get me wrong, the 6950's were my initial choice but the 560's are $50 less and doing way better than I thought they would. Money is tight the choice is hard, I like the 560's, but who knows how well the overclock will go... The 6950's are better vram and faster overall.
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post #9 of 26
AFAIK the SOC 1GHz cards were discontinued since Gigabyte was having trouble binning enough that could reliably run that high.

If you do buy a 560, don't count on it absolutely hitting 1GHz. Some do, but most don't without excessive voltage. 925-950 is fairly common though.
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CFX 6950 is much faster than SLI 560 even if the 560s are overclocked. I think the extra $50 for the 6950s is well worth the money, especially because once you clock those above stock (or unlock the shaders if possible) the performance difference will get even larger.
 
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