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Originally Posted by adizz View Post
GTX560 ti performs better than 6950 but is almost equal on performance with a 6970.
Not tru at all. The 6950 is a better card its actually a step down from the 570. The 560 is more on par with the 6870. I would recommend going for the 1gb vs to unless u plan on running 2 monitor then go for the 2gb. 1 more thing the 2gb vs osmotic guaranteed to unlock.
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The drivers he used were Catalyst 11.1 which are fairly old now. 11.4 gives a lot more performance. But the 560 is between the 6870 and 6950.
I see. Didn't NVIDIA just release the 270.51 drivers, though? NVIDIA is promising performance improvements in those, too.
    
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GTX560 ti performs better than 6950 but is almost equal on performance with a 6970.
What? No. The 6970 trades blows with the 570.
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I see. Didn't NVIDIA just release the 270.51 drivers, though? NVIDIA is promising performance improvements in those, too.
Mainly just dragon age and stuff. Most of the drivers that have come for the green cards have given improved performance but there haven't been many for the 6900 cards (except 11.4) and there are more to come but in the end the 6950 is still faster. As for overclocking the 6950 wins that too because it's memory can go a lot further.
    
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Flashing/unlocking the 6950 is overrated. Most of the performance difference between the 6950 and the 6970 is clock speed, therefore overclocking yields a larger performance increase than unlocking. You will gain 1-3% in performance from unlocking where as you will gain 10-15% (6970 performance and beyond) from overclocking. See the comparison in my signature.

The 6970 gives you the performance without the hassle and as a result carries a premium price over the 6950. The 6970 has better rated memory for a potential higher memory overclock. Also, the chips binned for 6970 use have potential for a higher core overclock.
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Hey guys

Ok to start off, I AM on the red side so to speak Planning to upgrade soon and found out that Sapphire HD 6950 1Gb fits my requirements and my budget just fine. Now the thing is the MSI GTX 560 twin frozr 2 OC has the exact same price and I blv that can be oced much better.. So which one wud perform better? msi full oc vs sapphire full oc?
The 6950 edges the 560Ti.
The 1GB 6950 is a good GPU if not going above 1080P/1200P.

I am recommending 5870's as well to people in this price range.
They can be had for under $200 and thier performance with the latest drivers is respectable, and they scale well in CrossfireX.

I've seen Sapphire 2GB 5870's sell for $205 on ebay shipped, new in box.
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