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You will never convince me a max'd out 560 barely matches a stock 6950. . I've seen enough reviews/benchmarks to know that's not the case.
    
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post #32 of 36
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according to their review, that's what they're saying.

i do not own a 560, and as such cannot make a comparison on the two and have to rely on other peoples reviews. whether or not you believe it, or think you can get higher OCs, that's up to you.
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post #33 of 36
Go w/ Nvidia for multi monitor gaming. You want to use the same type of port for all 3 monitors.
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post #34 of 36
Go for hd6950 crossfire!
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post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by steamboat View Post
according to their review, that's what they're saying.

i do not own a 560, and as such cannot make a comparison on the two and have to rely on other peoples reviews. whether or not you believe it, or think you can get higher OCs, that's up to you.
Here, the Gigabyte 560 SOC. Beats the 6950 in every benchmark and game they tested. Even beats the 6970 in a couple.

The are similar cards, but no way a 560 with a good OC matches a stock 6950.
    
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Pretty much.
Those GTX 480s have an awesome cooler and I bet they overclock great at $240 they are a steal
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