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Old March 22, 2011, 05:25 PM
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Default XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 1GB or MSI GTX 560 TI ?

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Seem like i can't decide which one to take for my new system. Both seem to have good prices and really good performance. However ive heard that the 6950 got crappy drivers and that there are issues ? anyone can confirm this ?

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Old March 22, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Gonna confirm that I've torn most of my hair out with the 6950. An it isn't for lack of trying everything I could to get it working right without either crashing the driver, or stuttering.

I would honestly vote the 560TI.

I love both camps, but I'm sitting out this 6XXX series fiasco from now on.

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both have similar performance imo. I would go for the lower price one
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Gonna confirm that I've torn most of my hair out with the 6950. An it isn't for lack of trying everything I could to get it working right without either crashing the driver, or stuttering.

I would honestly vote the 560TI.

I love both camps, but I'm sitting out this 6XXX series fiasco from now on.

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Thanks, that what i though. Actually ATI isnt bad, the last time i got an ATI card was a 9800 PRO but it still had stability issues with games.. that what im remember from ATI so that why i was hesistating. With nVidia everythink seem stable even if performance side i think nvidia is a bit off the edge of the 6950 but not signifiant enough.
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Thanks, that what i though. Actually ATI isnt bad, the last time i got an ATI card was a 9800 PRO but it still had stability issues with games.. that what im remember from ATI so that why i was hesistating. With nVidia everythink seem stable even if performance side i think nvidia is a bit off the edge of the 6950 but not signifiant enough.

ATI is not bad at all, nor have I ever said it was. Oldest Card I can honestly recall is my PCI 9250 from Sapphire.
I've had many of there generations and for the most part they have been very solid. However, that being said I am finding their driver support and X-fire issues to be almost to the point of intolerable.
Hopefully this gets corrected sooner rather than later.

Where as, ironically enough my nVIdia Setup has run to the letter perfect thus far (460's).

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I love my MSI GTX 560 Tis as they are great performing cards, low noise fans (hd 6xxx series i've found have loudish fans) and overclock quite well. Also, at least speaking from the hd6870, AMD seems to have poorer support for their newer line then nvidia's stellar drivers for the 5xx series.
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Old March 23, 2011, 06:25 AM
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I wouldn't get a 1GB 6950. The 2GB versions are going on sale for around the same price as the 1GB sometimes, and have the ability to be shader unlocked and clocked to 6970 levels. The 1GB cannot do this.

Between your two options, I'd go with the 560Ti. Overall, I would get a 6950 2GB.
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same here .btw these two, go for gtx 560 ti. if it were the 2gb version, i'd go with hd 6950.
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+1 for the 560.
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Got a 6950 2GB in my machine, unlocked the shaders too so it runs great for a single card.
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