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Old January 25, 2011, 10:59 AM
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NCIX isn't the only e-tailer with these cards. Usually when that term is coined, it means all the e-tailers we are used to have the SKU and cards ready on launch day.
I could be wrong, but thats how I see it.

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NCIX is the only local etailer I have. I don't have Memory Express, etc.
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Old January 25, 2011, 11:06 AM
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NCIX is the only local etailer I have. I don't have Memory Express, etc.
My Point stands though, as all the etailers available that I have checked in on so far have stock of the 560's. Though I am searching and cannot find the 1GB models for the new 6900 series.

So, that means his statement does hold true though.

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Old January 25, 2011, 11:12 AM
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Sorry to sound negative, but the statements in this review doesn't sound right at all.

"In our opinion, GF114 has the Cayman Pro beat hands down from an architectural perspective but it lacks a real finishing punch at slightly higher resolutions."

Now how does it beat it hands down when they are so close at the lower resolutions?
He's most likely referring to the overclocking headroom that the GTX 560ti has. Also, the effectiveness of the OC as well when compared to the 6950.

It's too bad that AMD couldn't have released their new 11.1 catalyst set before the release of the GTX 560ti today. Remember AMD = New architecture which means more room for driver development. NVidia = Rehash, which means that it's much more optimized at it's initial release.

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"Even the launch of 1GB Cayman Pro cards does nothing to shake the feeling that GF114 is the right architecture being introduced at the great time with a highly competitive price. Sure, the HD 6950 1GB gives the GTX 560 a run for its money but the NVIDIA card still edges it out in the overall cost category, surefire availability and its ability to overclock like no-one's business"

Currently there is only 1 GTX 560 Card available at NCIX. I don't see how this has "surefire availability." There seems to be a bit too much praise here.

This statement I agree with you on 100%. It will be interesting to see if NVidia can keep up with the demand from consumers. Keep in mind that this is essentially a rehash of a GF104 with some added cores and rops. It still retains the major architectural components of it's predecessor, so at least we know that at the current manufacturing process there shouldn't be any major issues.

Most of the e-tailers are slow in updating online stock numbers anyways. The suppliers will likely have their products trickling into everywhere before the end of the week.

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Old January 25, 2011, 11:39 AM
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newegg.ca has both the 560 and 6950 1gb listed on the website. Just going from that pricing and just this review I have read, not counting the others I have viewed, I don't know how you can really recommend the 560 over the 6950 1gb. I don't agree with the conclusion at all, at 1680 the 6870 is more than enough if your worried about cash, at 1920 the 6950 1gb bests the 560 in all but two titles from what I saw using lower power for 10$ more. Might as well spend an extra $20 and get the 6950 2gb and unlock it, but the 560 isn't amazing for the figures it is putting up or the price unless it drops drastically $50ish.
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How does the OCed 560 compare to a 6950 unlocked to 6970?
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How does the OCed 560 compare to a 6950 unlocked to 6970?
You show me somewhere that says that ALL 2gb 6950s unlock to 6970s and are stable with no issues and we'll talk.... I've yet to see anywhere that GUARANTEES this.
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You show me somewhere that says that ALL 2gb 6950s unlock to 6970s and are stable with no issues and we'll talk.... I've yet to see anywhere that GUARANTEES this.
I wasn't asking about guarantees, I know its the luck of the draw like Core unlocking with the AM3 chips. I am just asking how is the performance.
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Guess you missed the point where the 560 rocked the 6950 in overclocking and the corresponding results
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I wasn't asking about guarantees, I know its the luck of the draw like Core unlocking with the AM3 chips. I am just asking how is the performance.



For the stock clocks 6970 2gb vs the GTX 560ti just look at the review.
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Guess you missed the point where the 560 rocked the 6950 in overclocking and the corresponding results
I saw the overclocking results, but I'm too lazy to apply the profiles or install Rivatuner/Afterburner and set it up after every 6 months or so. 1 Bios flash to 6970 plus some gaming to see if it's stable and that's it for me.
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