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Between the 2, get the 6950. I've had both and honestly going from a 470 to 6950 I didn't expect too much but Metro was much more smoother. If you unlock it and can run 6970 speeds that will be even more performance. And yea, you can't compare these cards clock for clock when they are different architecture and whatnot.

@Above well you can get 470s pretty cheap after MIRs but a 6950 isn't $260 either. I've seen some for like $225 after rebates o.O
    
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Between the 2, get the 6950. I've had both and honestly going from a 470 to 6950 I didn't expect too much but Metro was much more smoother. If you unlock it and can run 6970 speeds that will be even more performance. And yea, you can't compare these cards clock for clock when they are different architecture and whatnot.

@Above well you can get 470s pretty cheap after MIRs but a 6950 isn't $260 either. I've seen some for like $225 after rebates o.O
Finally, took 3 posts for someone to agree with me/actually type that he agrees.

Edit: and the troll comment was unneccesary, we help people on OCN, not call them trolls, unless it was obvious. In this thread, no, he seemed sincere and was asking a question.

EDIT 2: of course, it was Stefy who called him a troll. Not surprised....
    
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Okay...
The 470 is older.. runs hotter and what not..
the 6950/70 is newer tech.. runs cooler and what not right.
Why isn't this up with the newer nvidia card.. say a 560/570..
OP I would suggest getting the ATI card cause. it's much more than the 470 when overclocked, and runs cooler.
I own a GTX 470 and overclocked to 800 mhz, it is almost on par with a stock 480..if you can quantify how you can calculate that to a 480 vs. a 6950/70. then you got your answer.
I say get the ATI card, and run it for a bit. 60 dollars isn't so bad.
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You're leaning towards the 470, like you're trying to prove something. So yeah, I called you a troll because that's surely what it looks like. And I'm pretty sure you know more than you're implying, but I might as well be wrong.

6950 is better.
Edited by Stefy - 4/14/11 at 3:48pm
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Okay...
The 470 is older.. runs hotter and what not..
the 6950/70 is newer tech.. runs cooler and what not right.
Why isn't this up with the newer nvidia card.. say a 560/570..
OP I would suggest getting the ATI card cause. it's much more than the 470 when overclocked, and runs cooler.
I own a GTX 470 and overclocked to 800 mhz, it is almost on par with a stock 480..if you can quantify how you can calculate that to a 480 vs. a 6950/70. then you got your answer.
I say get the ATI card, and run it for a bit. 60 dollars isn't so bad.
The reason im doing a 470 is because all the other 5XX series is overpriced currentlly, but i will look up GTX480 vs HD6970 and see whats what, im not saying ill get the 470 because temps might be an issue, but im definitly liking the 60$+ savings.

EDIT- Just did GTX480 vs HD6970 and the 480 was better than the 6970 in everything but AF, which im not sure qhy the 400 series is so bad at AF, what is the determining factor in AF IS it core speed or memory speed or just architecture?
Either way the performance gain was like 1% in some areas factor that in with the increased heat and power, plus that is an OC GTX470 so i cant Oc it any higher while i can OC the 697 much higher, im going with the 6950 and UL it to a 6970, thanks mmost of you for your valid input.
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Well..
Hmm..
I understand your logic.
With GPUs now it's more of price.. or until the new arch. comes out.
60 dollars is a good chunk of change.
I do not know much about the 6950/70s and how they compare to th 4xx series..
I am very content with my 470 and I WILL SLI them or even TRI sli them until the next arch. comes out but I feel that is prolly all I would need. haha.
Anyways..
Go with your gut feeling mang...
Have fun, and happy modding.
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post
Well..
Hmm..
I understand your logic.
With GPUs now it's more of price.. or until the new arch. comes out.
60 dollars is a good chunk of change.
I do not know much about the 6950/70s and how they compare to th 4xx series..
I am very content with my 470 and I WILL SLI them or even TRI sli them until the next arch. comes out but I feel that is prolly all I would need. haha.
Anyways..
Go with your gut feeling mang...
Have fun, and happy modding.
v1ral
Thanks alot, im leaning torwards the 6950 but i wont know for sure until im ready to buy, and im sure whatever i get ill second guess myself until it finally arrives
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Try to find one that is able to unlock before it's too late.
    
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Try to find one that is able to unlock before it's too late.
This.^
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