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[Techrep] XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB 840 MHZ VS Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP 950 Mhz

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There are many great rivalries. Celtics and Lakers. Britney and Christina. Camaro and Mustang. GeForce and Radeon. As usual, the automotive analogy is the most applicable to the enthusiast-class PC hardware we have for you today: XFX's Radeon HD 6950 1GB and Zotac's GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP. Each is a mid-range muscle card targeting the performance crowd. The graphics engines in both have been turbo-charged beyond stock settings to offer a little more horsepower when you put your foot down. You'll pay about the same for each of 'em, too.
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20777
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The review says "both cards cost around $270", but Newegg has 6950s for $240 or $210-$220 after rebate.

The 6950 does better in every aspect(especially scaling), but why cheap out and not just get the 2GB version for $275 or $250 after rebate instead? You can at least unlock it to a 6970 and be happy with 880Mhz.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/19/11 at 12:39am
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I guess you really can't go wrong either way. They both seem to pull off some solid numbers. I really wish that this review would do some CF and SLI results too, since that upgrade path is quite affordable for cards like these, and they're not really comparing to any other cards, just each other.
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crap! I just bought a 560. Oh why didn't see this article three days ago
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crap! I just bought a 560. Oh why didn't see this article three days ago
Can you return it?
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crap! I just bought a 560. Oh why didn't see this article three days ago
How is it crap that you bought one? They're in a pretty darn close heat. When you OC the GTX 560 Ti to the max. (975-1000MHz Core/1950-2000MHz Shaders/4500MHz Memory) on stock voltage its performance is the same as a GTX 570 and a Radeon HD 6970. Consequently, when you OC a 6950 to the max. on stock voltage it reaches 6970 levels. These cards are very competitive with each other. Of course, if you fold, then the Radeon gets left behind.
    
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Some weird games used in the review lol.
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hmn got mine OC to 980 mhz core and 4400 mhz meme, hit a brick wall from here, still pretty darn fast, average 45-50 frames 4x AA enthusiast setting in the crysis warhead`s snow map, that`s gtx 570`s performance there or very close , and i bought mine for 235 $ 2 months ago.
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hmn got mine OC to 980 mhz core and 4400 mhz meme, hit a brick wall from here, still pretty darn fast, average 45-50 frames 4x AA enthusiast setting in the crysis 2`s snow map, that`s gtx 570`s performance there or very close , and i bought mine for 235 $ 2 months ago.
Stock voltage, right? With a bit of over-volting, you can get the core to the magical 1GHz and the Memory to 4600MHz, but some people consider it not worth the additional power consumption and performance increase.

But yes, where you are not it's the same speed as a GTX 570. Folding it should be the same speed as a GTX 580.
    
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Some weird games used in the review lol.
yeah they use the games that just come out
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