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NVIDIA's tessellation is still better, but AMD has recouped a lot of their lost performance there. At normal tessellation factors (what most games use) AMD is only slightly behind now.

What's your resolution? 1680x1050, no? If so, yes. At 1920x1080 you could also in most games except the poorly coded ones (Metro 2033, Crysis).
My resolution is 1680x1050.
post #12 of 20
It doesn't really matter if you're going for the GTX 560 or the HD6950.
Just get the cheapest/most silent one.
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With that resolution, a 570 should be fine, but a unlocked 6950 is better.

Still depends on you though.
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Buy one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932
Then save $30 and buy another one.

Can't get any better than that for the price
    
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With that resolution, a 570 should be fine, but a unlocked 6950 is better.

Still depends on you though.
Im thinking a GTX570 would be overkill at this point. At my resolution with the desired settings, in the games I play, I would get well over 60fps. My goal is to stay around the $250 mark, less if possible. Somewhere in the HD6870, GTX560 TI, HD6950 1gb range.

From what ive seen, the GTX560 TI is the best buy so far. Just have to decide which one.
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Buy one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932
Then save $30 and buy another one.

Can't get any better than that for the price
That it is a good card, and it was definately a consideration. However, the newer cards nvidia and Amd are better with tesselation. Additionally, I dont believe that the HD5850 would max out BC2 with my settings. I could buy 2, but that would be a waste considering the majority of my gaming time goes to WoW, which does not currently support SLI/CFX.

Thank you for the suggestion though
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But its still better to be overkill to be sure for future games
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post #17 of 20
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But its still better to be overkill to be sure for future games
It took nearly two years for me to outgrow the HD5770, and its really still useable at this point. Im not much concerned with future proofing, because in all honesty, there isnt such a thing. The PC gaming market progresses very slowly.

If the GTX570 were in my price range, I would buy it, but I cant justify spending an extra $70-$80 for wasted frame rates.
post #18 of 20
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So it looks like im down to these two selections, they are within $2 of each other after MIR.

Sapphire 6950 1gb

MSI GTX560 TI Twin Frozr 2
post #19 of 20
I was very pleased with the performance of my 6950 2GB before I've returned it!

and for god sake stay away from MSI!
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post #20 of 20
I would say the 560, because it is a product of Nvidia
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