Originally Posted by Fuell
I've been pushing the 6950 2GB Ref so hard lately AMD should start pay me as an advertiser... But seriously though, its hard to deny the sheer force of the 6950 right now, nothing comes close to that kind of price/performance on the market IMO.
Even if I was 100% Pro nVidia and Anti-AMD I would have to either suck it up and suggest the 6950 anyways, or simply keep my mouth shut about GPU's near this price range.
Of coarse there are exceptions, like those who want a single card solution that offers PhysX or something... But in most cases, the 6950 is pure gold.
I disagree. Sure, the Radeon HD 6950 2GB is a great card for the money right now, but it's not the holy grail or anything when it comes to bang-for-buck. Unlocking the shaders will give you 3% more performance. Big whoop! Over-cloking is decent, but I feel the GTX 560 Ti is better for the price. Stock, it's 5% slower than the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, but it also costs 10% less. Over-clocked, any reference card can get to 950/1900/4600MHz Core/Shaders/Memory and, at that speed, it's the same speed as a reference GTX 570. When over-clocked and unlocked, the Radeon HD 6950 2GB is the same speed as a 6970 2GB. Of course, the GTX 570 and 6970 trade blows at 1920x1200, so OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB= OC GTX 560 Ti. Given that the 560 performs the same and costs less, I think it's better bang-for-buck. That's without mentioning folding, of course. The 6950 simply doesn't stand a chance in that, and a GTX 560 Ti at those clocks is within 5% of a GTX 580 when it comes to PPD.Edited by LOL_Wut_Axel - 4/17/11 at 1:58pm