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6950s are similarly priced, overclock about the same and they also unlock. Since 2 also scale better they would be faster. The 560 is priced very poorly in the UK. In the US it may be $10 cheaper or whatnot (not a huge difference if you ask me, I'd pay for the card with more vram) but here the 6950s are dropping in price where the 560s aren't really all too much.
In the US, though, you can get amazing bang-for-buck on a non-reference GTX 560 Ti. The Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC, for example, only costs $20 more than reference and at stock it's the same speed as a GTX 570. It's also cooler and quieter, and can be OCed even higher because Gigabyte upgraded the power delivery system to 6+2 phase. Core comes at 1GHz and can be OCed by a few MHz and Memory can be pushed to 4800MHz from the stock 4580MHz easily. At those speeds, it'd be the same speed as a mildly OCed GTX 570. So, for $270, you get Radeon HD 6970/GTX 570 performance and a card that runs cooler and quieter.

I'm seriously looking into saving money to buy one.
    
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It really boggles my mind how many people complain about driver problem still I just switched over to red from green side. I use to run 8800 GTX on SLI, GTX 260 on SLI and for a while ran on a 9800 GTX+. Then decided to give the red side a try just for the heck of it. Bought myself two 6950 (always fancied multi GPU ) and could not be happier.
I had equal share of driver problems on both side. I had maybe 2 or 3 at the most driver issues at both sides - and I have to say all of them points to me because I was messing with the cards trying to overclock and what not. So, it is so funny that some users will just say 'AMD drivers are bad' because you hear it in some forums. Keep in mind - most people come here to resolve their issue and most of the time with an opinion in their head. For that one person that has an issue and is complaining about stuff (either AMD or nVIDIA), there is 100s or even more that DOES NOT have an issue.
Although, I have to say one thing (again this is just my opinion). nVIDIA does seem to keep the drivers updated for older cards than AMD. Looks like most AMD issues are for older cards like the 4xxx series and some 5xxx series.
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Go for it man! I was actually going to do that until a friend had a great deal on my 580.
    
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Giga SoC is now at 950MHz, not 1GHz and u can not OC it much more. Also I wouldn't count on some impressive cool and quiet features at those clocks.

Still I'd get SoC/Asus DCII or MSI Hawk over any 6950.
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