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Well i currently own a 570 and game at 1080p was wondering whether the 6950 is better of the 570?

I got like a week left before my 30 days are up and i want to buy an ssd so id save a 100 bucks with the 6950.

If i can get another one and SLI them. it would essentially be a 6970 yes?

Please let me know
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Well since you're at 1080p, a 570 is better or equal to an oc'ed/unlocked 6950 (that basically is at 6970 shaders/clocks). The advantage is that you save money to buy something else in the future (ssd as you indicated). The advantage to crossfiring 6950's is that they scale really well, the 570's scale good too, but probably not as good as 6950's/70's are, but it's pretty close.

You're getting the numbering mixed up though. If you crossfire (it's called that for AMD cards, not SLI) 2 6950's, you get about near or equal to 6990 in performance.
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ah okay.... so which one would you suggest?
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6950 = eyefinity w/ 1 card, better scaling, more ram, DOES NOT BLOW UP!
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They are for the most part equal. 6950(70) that is.

As far as ocing, i wouldn't trust doing any major voltage tweaks on the 570, however, max clocks with stock voltage would really be plenty in most of your 1080 games.

tsm106 is being a little dramatic, but 570's have gone in "fairly extreme conditions"... With that said, i wouldn't worry about it. Just don't mess with the voltage and have fun.

It would be a personal preference. It looks like the extra money you would be getting would go towards an SSD, so it may be the way to go.
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Having yer card fry itself is quite dramatic no? The problem is that they have weak vrms, no joke no lies.
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I'd suggest u get a 6950 then unlock it to 6970 n use that $100 to buy a SSD. By the way 2 6950s would call Crossfire and OC them a little bit would be equally to a 6990.
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Having yer card fry itself is quite dramatic no? The problem is that they have weak vrms, no joke no lies.

I'm fully aware of the vrm problem, but modest clocks @ stock voltages, in my mind, don't present any major problems.

There are several people on this forum with heavily oc'ed 570s without any problems. There are even more people with stock/modestly clocked 570's with zero problems.

Yes, some people have lost their cards, but 95% were due to pretty extreme conditions(pushing the vrms).

Aside from the centralized VRM problem, cards do die. No electronic component will last forever, and none will be perfect.
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I'm fully aware of the vrm problem, but modest clocks @ stock voltages, in my mind, don't present any major problems.

There are several people on this forum with heavily oc'ed 570s without any problems. There are even more people with stock/modestly clocked 570's with zero problems.

Yes, some people have lost their cards, but 95% were due to pretty extreme conditions(pushing the vrms).

Aside from the centralized VRM problem, cards do die. No electronic component will last forever, and none will be perfect.
There you go rationalizing the problem. The choice is obvious when a card that is $70-100 cheaper can match the performance, and at extreme resolutions, beat it w/o a potential weakness with vrms... Hmm, what's to argue about??
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There you go rationalizing the problem. The choice is obvious when a card that is $70-100 cheaper can match the performance, and at extreme resolutions, beat it w/o a potential weakness with vrms... Hmm, what's to argue about??
Nothing. I recommended he get the 6950 so he could get his SSD in my first post.

There was just more information to be given than just, "get rid of the gtx 570 before it blows up", so i gave it.

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