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Old January 28, 2011, 05:20 PM
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I wish there were more reviews from other sites on HD6950 1gb :(

While it's apparent that HD6950 1gb is the winner vs GTX560 Ti in the majority of games, I REALLY wish the overclocks were tested in other games.
Just Cause 2 already favors GTX560 to begin with so I don't get why it was used to test overclocks. Wouldn't it have been wiser to see whether GTX560's overclocks beat HD6950 in games where it already wasn't ahead (i.e. the majority)???

It looks like GTX560 achieved a 17.5% OC compared to 6950's 7.8%, so should I just apply those percentages across other games and see how they match up? I believe that would be a more fair comparison for overclockers, I wish the review had done something like that. In Alien vs Predator HD6950 is so far ahead at stock clocks that even a fully OC'd GTX560 would not match up.

Sapphire HD6950 1gb is priced at only $10 more than GTX560 Ti and this review really didn't help me to decide which one I should go with. I'm interested in overclocking my GPU as far as it goes and playing at 1920x1080, which would be the better choice? To make things more complicated, I play mainly Crysis and Black Ops. Two hugely famous shooters that were not included in the review for some unimaginable reason.

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Old January 28, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Yeah I need more benchmarks and especially HD 6950 1gb CROSSFIRE vs. GTX 560 ti SLi at stock settings. So far the Hd 6950 looks to be a winner cause the 1920 x 1080 MAX settings 8xAA 16xAF is where i game at but I'm gonna get a SLi or CF. Thanks Hardware Canucks for an excellent set of benchmarks, keep up the good work.
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Old January 28, 2011, 05:31 PM
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Agreed, forgot to mention that HD6950 1gb CF would be an excellent thing to review. What if it's CF scaling is horrible compared to it's 2gb version?
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I just overclocked my GTX 580 to 962 mHz. Now I look at these numbers and sigh... :P
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Crossfire and SLI reviews will be done....before the release of any dual GPU cards are released from either camp.
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Crossfire and SLI reviews will be done....before the release of any dual GPU cards are released from either camp.
Nice. It's a good time to be shopping for video cards, both sides are just hammering development at high speed.

How about some mixed Crossfire setups, like 6970 + 6950, or would the results be identical to 2 x 6950?
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Old January 31, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Nice. It's a good time to be shopping for video cards, both sides are just hammering development at high speed.

How about some mixed Crossfire setups, like 6970 + 6950, or would the results be identical to 2 x 6950?
I would assume so since the faster card would just downclock itself to match the slower card.
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I would assume so since the faster card would just downclock itself to match the slower card.
I could be wrong, but isn't that how SLI works? Not xfire...
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