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Im getting an HD6950 and i will be unlocking it but i want to know should i get that or a GTX470? I can get a GTX 470 for 200$ or i can get the 6970 for 260$? Anyone have a review of these two cards that compares them CLOCK FOR CLOCK?
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http://www.hwcompare.com/8624/geforc...adeon-hd-6970/
second result in google
    
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Originally Posted by ZixacunX View Post
I already searched google, and thats not what i want im asking for a CLOCK FOR CLOCK comparison of the two crds, because most of those benches were so close.
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Also what controls the AF rate? Is it clock or memory speed?
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Clock for clock eh.

You cant. Two different architectures, two different styles of OC'ing...
    
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Clock for clock eh.

You cant. Two different architectures, two different styles of OC'ing...
what do you mean, just put core at same and memory at the same and have the memory and shader overclock in unison so its even.
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post #7 of 19
That;s now how it works.

The 6950 or 6970 comes stock at a much higher clock.
The Fermi line is entirely different/.

Here's an example.

If u have a 470 clocked at 700 and a 6950 clocked at 700, of course the 470 will win.- i think, pretty sure

U cant judge the cards in the clock for clock category.

Where clock for clock would work is if u compared an unlocked 6950 to a 6970.
Those two have the same architecture and what not, that's why it would work.
    
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post #8 of 19
6950 would overclock higher than a 470 anyway. 6950's going to be a more powerful, quieter and more efficient.
Edited by Willhemmens - 4/14/11 at 3:09pm
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6950 would overclock higher than a 470 anyway. 6950's going to be a more powerful, quieter and more efficient.
so what you guys are saying is that 470 @ stock IS the same as a 6950/70 @ stock (not performance wise just ratio wise) so that if i compared a GTX470 @ 700 with a 6950 the 470 will win because it would be more out of spec? But anyone have a theoretical benchmark or just give me an idea of who would win @ same clocks architecture aside, 6970 or 470 in terms of raw power, please.
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post #10 of 19
I smell troll.

I'd never get a 470 for 200 USD. Cheaper then maybe. You probably also need to invest in aftermarket cooling and you're going to deal with a power hungry and hot card.
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