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i say GTX 570 is better overall price and performance for the PRICE

By renaldy75 at 2011-04-12
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A) that's a benchmark from just one game

B) it's only a 4 fps difference

C) if you meant to say 560ti, that one with the high results has a really high OC

D) and even with that high OC it is basically = with a 6970 which you should be able to get a 6950 to performance wise with a flash if not just straight oc.

E) once resolution starts increasing the 2gb 6950 will start to really pay dividends over the 560ti...I bet even with that test if they turned aa on the 6970 did much better then the oc'd 560
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Performance per dollar, relative to the most overpriced cards on the market (dual GPUs). Higher is better:



570/6950 are both about even at performance/dollar, and represent the best 'deals' each company has to offer from the current generation of high end cards. Obviously the 5770/460 are still great deals, but they're also far slower than anything on the list. So the best idea is to pick a general speed you're willing to settle for, then find the best deal. Here's the overall performance of the same cards, also relative to the 590:



So while the 6950/570 are about even at performance per dollar, you can see the 570 is a good deal above it in terms of raw performance.. 11% according to this review. 560Ti also emerges are a competitor, as it is higher than both the 570/6950 in performance per dollar while managing to break even with the 6950 in terms of performance.

Analyze the data and come to your own conclusion
Edited by Celeras - 4/13/11 at 2:04am
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Lol'd.

If you truly believe those "facts" are worth anything at all; then I feel sorry for ya.
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Cheapest that I can find in Canada: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57...cture=Gigabyte
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
Performance per dollar, relative to the most overpriced cards on the market (dual GPUs). Higher is better:



570/6950 are both about even at performance/dollar, and represent the best 'deals' each company has to offer from the current generation of high end cards. Obviously the 5770/460 are still great deals, but they're also far slower than anything on the list. So the best idea is to pick a general speed you're willing to settle for, then find the best deal. Here's the overall performance of the same cards, also relative to the 590:



So while the 6950/570 are about even at performance per dollar, you can see the 570 is a good deal above it in terms of raw performance.. 11% according to this review. 560Ti also emerges are a competitor, as it is higher than both the 570/6950 in performance per dollar while managing to break even with the 6950 in terms of performance.

Analyze the data and come to your own conclusion
LOL, you actually just look at "overall" performance and call it a day? Look at resolutions 1680x1050 and higher, the only ones which matter for these cards. You'll find that there AMD's cards pull ahead. The problem with this article is that prices are obviously MSRP. The GTX 570 hasn't come down in price at all, while the Radeon HD 6950 is now $45 cheaper than when introduced. That automatically makes its price/performance ratio much higher. This is without mentioning, of course, that at resolutions 2560x1600 and higher the 6950 2GB is gonna be the same speed as a GTX 570 SLI. That, and it consumes less power plus it can unlock hidden shaders. If you want a bang-for-buck card from NVIDIA, you have to look at the GTX 560 Ti instead. It over-clocks like a monster, and versions like the Gigabyte SOC, which costs $270, match the GTX 570 in performance while running cooler and quieter. In SLI it's a draw between the two, also.

If you game AND fold, get something like a Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC. If you just game, get a Radeon HD 6950 2GB. Simple as that.
    
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post #17 of 47
6950, end of discussion. nothing has better value whatsoever right now.
post #18 of 47
The GTX 460 has to be one of the best price/performance cards. I do believe it overclocks like crazy too

It can be had for $185 with rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127510

And many people have them at 900Mhz
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post #19 of 47
i say GTX 590 is better overall price and performance for the PRICE
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Originally Posted by potitoos View Post
i say GTX 590 is better overall price and performance for the PRICE
An overclocked 6990 will beat it. If you overclock a GTX 590 it will blow up.



Reference 2GB 6950 unlocked is the best value for your money.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814161355
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