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So an unlocked 6950 can match a stock 6970? Or can it almost match an overclocked 6970? Reason I ask is, when a 560 is clock around 1000MHz on the core, it often beats a stock 6970 except a couple games where ATI flat out has better support. However, I don't think I'd buy a 1GB card for SLI. Too bad only Palit makes a 2GB 560.
    
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Is the tessellation power of nVidia cards really substantially better?
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OO god here we go again.... from all the reviews I have seen, the 560ti needs to oced to 900mhz plus to be able to get stock 6950 clocks. If you get a 6950 reference card you can unlock it to a 6970... depending on the brand.
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Is the tessellation power of nVidia cards really substantially better?
subjective...

some say yes, some say no
    
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Is the tessellation power of nVidia cards really substantially better?
Who cares, just look at the benchmarks and find the card that will run the types of games you play 30+ fps with all eye candy
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So an unlocked 6950 can match a stock 6970? Or can it almost match an overclocked 6970? Reason I ask is, when a 560 is clock around 1000MHz on the core, it often beats a stock 6970 except a couple games where ATI flat out has better support. However, I don't think I'd buy a 1GB card for SLI. Too bad only Palit makes a 2GB 560.
an unlocked and overclocked 6950 can match a 6970.
    
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It's not opinion that AMDs can not tessellate on the level that Nvidia can but what is open to interpretation is whether or not that matters. AMD's tessellation engine choke out considerably after a tessellation factor of more than either 16 or 32 (I can't remember exactly, I will try and find evidence and update with the correction. EDIT: it is 16.) but the DirectX11 standard calls for tessellation factors of up to 64 levels. Only being able to cope with half of the called for tessellation levels was not what I was looking for.

EDIT: This is the closest thing to what I was looking for that I could find about the tessellation engine in the 6900 from AMD. Basically the last half of this page shows that all AMD did was take two of the inadequate tessellation engines from the 5800 and put them in the 6900. This is a problem because tessellation performs better the more range you have to work with, so the fact that the AMDs choke past a tessellation factor of 16 when games of the future have the ability to use 64 levels of tessellation (fingers crossed they actually do) was not something I personally wanted to be limited by.
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6950 is a better card...buy a reference 6950 and unlock it to 6970 for GTX 570 performance...best bang for the buck out there...
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an unlocked and overclocked 6950 can match a 6970.
Stock 6970, right?
    
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an unlocked and overclocked 6950 can match a 6970.
Unlocked and overclocked beyond 880mhz by 1375mhz will beat a stock 6970 for example 900x1400
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