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Old March 18, 2011, 05:52 PM
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Question Stuck between 2 cards?

I am thinking of getting the eVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked, or the Sapphire HD 6950 1GB. From what I read they are pretty close in pretty much all benchmarks. What would you go for?

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Old March 18, 2011, 05:56 PM
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Phisics is nice in games

In my opinion the 560 TI is a better card.
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Old March 18, 2011, 06:17 PM
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neither, a 2gb 6950.
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Old March 18, 2011, 06:18 PM
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+1 for dan just bought a two gig 6950 super B.A
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NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E DIRECTX11 Video Card - Gigabyte - GV-R695D5-2GD-B - in Canada


i hate mir's but hey
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Old March 18, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Dan,

You do realise that the sapphire 1GB sells for $219 right? I know it's got less RAM, but it makes a quick and dirty CFX setup for $438...dunno if the cooler is good or not...

I was getting into nVIDIA mode, but I red that GTX570 have weak VRMs...I know lots fried them because they disabled OCP, but some stock cards are dying too...

Only the 570 Directcu II with beefed-up VRM is better, but it's a 3-slotter...=(

so I think the OP's question is still valid, which is better between the Sapphire 1GB custom cooler or the 560Ti???
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if he doesnt fold? 6950 all the way
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Old March 18, 2011, 09:35 PM
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I have just been reading lots of reviews on the GTX 560 Ti, and lots of sites really seem to be loving this card. When I built my cousins PC I got him a 2gig 6950, and I agree it's a beast. I guess I'm just stuck a little, why would you lean so much towards the 2BG 6950, just because you can flash it? As far as I know, the extra GB does not really give you much benefit.
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In the reviews I've read, the 1GB 6950 only seems to take a major performance hit when playing at 2560 x 1600. Stay at 1080p or lower, and all should be well.
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What games do you like ?

Do you do grafics intensive stuff like rendering ?

What the main use of your computer. ?

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