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  • 30% (3)
    HD 6950 2Gb
  • 70% (7)
    GTX 570 OC
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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I was gone go with the Sapphire HD 6950 2Gb, but then I saw the GTX 480 TWINFROZR II.

First is 235€, second 260€.

I probably won't be unlocking the 6950, and I ain't interested in overclocking GPU's because the increase in performance seems to be very small.

Opinions?
Edited by juhansoo12 - 4/7/11 at 3:55pm
 
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post #2 of 23
6950.
Waiting on X399
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post #3 of 23
Where did you find the GTX480 for 260€?
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post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by starmanwarz View Post
Where did you find the GTX480 for 260€?
In a store? In Estonia?
 
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post #6 of 23
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post #7 of 23
go for the 6950 it's gonna run quieter and cooler and you have a chance at flashing it with a 6970 bios which will be faster
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post #8 of 23
GTX 480 is moster card for higher overclocking...buy it what are you waiting..
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post #9 of 23
6950, but as for OCing a card, the difference can be big or small as in what card it is, the program, and how far can you push it.

Example 772 vs 900 on a reference 580 makes a difference like on Metro from 25~ to 35~ with all maxed on 19x12 with DoF
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post #10 of 23
480 is the faster card, better at DX11/CUDA, is PhysX capable, has better drivers and will always have an edge in TWIMTBP titles.

6950 is cheaper, quieter, runs cooler and uses less power.

Those are the pros for each side, make your own decision based on the facts instead of having someone else do it for you Cheers.

If possible though, swap a 570 in instead of the 480. They're the same price here, but don't know about your situation. It wouldn't change any of the above pros for either side, but its the newer architecture and improves upon the 480s weaknesses (and slightly faster as well).
Edited by Celeras - 4/8/11 at 2:13am
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