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No. Radeon HD 6970 competes with GTX 570. The Radeon HD 6950 competes with the GTX 560 Ti.
Oh, right. New pricecuts.
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Lol, for the price of a 560 you can get the 2GB model 6950.

Cmon Nvidia step it up please, I would like to make a green return for kelper....

in these tests the 6950 Ran cooler, Used less Power, And got better FPS. Which one is the smarter buy lol.
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Na not stock voltage, its 1.125 v, i could of max it out at 1.150 v but only gain 5 more mhz so i stopped at 1.125 v.

Correction i meant snow map in crysis warhead not crysis 2 lol my bad
Hmm, pretty strange you couldn't be able to hit 1GHz at that voltage. Still, it's the same speed as a GTX 570 at those clocks, so you should be happy.
    
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I would happily go for the 6950 over the 560 and I'm, primarily, an Nvidia enthusiast. But I keep an open mind about this stuff. I don't like that AMD is better but for the price, it's hard to deny that there's no reason to go for a 1GB card when the 2GB reference card has a good 99% chance to unlock to the flagship single GPU card, the 6970, and perform vastly better. Not to mention overclock like a beast. I've seen several 6970s hit 950mhz or higher.

Personally I think the 560 is great and all, but AMD really just has it in the bag this time. CrossfireX scaling is astounding with their flagship cards and the Vram allocation was brilliant for the marketing and meets the consumer's needs.

Interesting how I prefer AMD CPUs over Intel, but I like Nvidia over AMD GPUs. XD Chaotic world we live in, no?
     
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The 6950 is such a beaut. 2 of them outperform the fastest cards on the market, while costing significantly less. Heck, you can even grab 3 of them and cost you about the same as the 6990. You can even unlocked these puppies and get the same geometry performance as the 6970.
Yeah, 3 6950s unlocked to 6970s @ 880Mhz for $750 is a good choice. They tend to not OC very well compared to real 6970s but 880 is still decent for the price. The only problem is hoping Xfire 3-way scaling works in all games and sometimes it doesn't. Brand new games sometimes take more than a month to get SLI/Xfire profiles that work. Crysis 2 for ex.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/19/11 at 11:20pm
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Forgetting performance and all that HD 6950 runs cooler and uses less power which is a big plus.
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I would happily go for the 6950 over the 560 and I'm, primarily, an Nvidia enthusiast. But I keep an open mind about this stuff. I don't like that AMD is better but for the price, it's hard to deny that there's no reason to go for a 1GB card when the 2GB reference card has a good 99% chance to unlock to the flagship single GPU card, the 6970, and perform vastly better. Not to mention overclock like a beast. I've seen several 6970s hit 950mhz or higher.

Personally I think the 560 is great and all, but AMD really just has it in the bag this time. CrossfireX scaling is astounding with their flagship cards and the Vram allocation was brilliant for the marketing and meets the consumer's needs.

Interesting how I prefer AMD CPUs over Intel, but I like Nvidia over AMD GPUs. XD Chaotic world we live in, no?
Agreed, I'm only going with the 560 because I'm a big Civ 5 player, they should have tested a better card than the Zotac though, I think it may have a worse than reference cooler.
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Yikes @ that review. Looks like that site chose the absolutely most expensive 6950 they could find to compare against a cheapo pre-OCd 560? And I got my 6950 2GB for less than the cost of that XFX model.

Some pretty shoddy journalism up in here. Not to say that the 560 isn't a card worth buying, it can be, but I have a hard time reading this article without scoffing.
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Yeah, 3 6950s unlocked to 6970s @ 880Mhz for $750 is a good choice. They tend to not OC very well compared to real 6970s but 880 is still decent for the price. The only problem is hoping Xfire 3-way scaling works in all games and sometimes it doesn't. Brand new games sometimes take more than a month to get SLI/Xfire profiles that work.
Tend not to oc well? Both of mine are fully unlocked at 950/1450
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crap! I just bought a 560. Oh why didn't see this article three days ago
i personally prefer Radeons but there is no reason why you should return ur GTX 560 because it is still a great card. just because its slightly slower than the 6950 it doesnt mean its a bad card.
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