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Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby Mockingjay on Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:25 pm

Hello guys. I just read both reviews of both graphic cards, and I don't know which I should take , because my card it's starting to crash sometimes, and then I cannot play properly, so I need a huge change. I'm competitive gamer of BF3 and TF2, so I need stable FPS in both games.

Actually this is my configuration of my PC.

Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67 GHz
Gigabyte P55A-UD3R
W.D HDD 500 GB
Kingston DDR3 4GB
Thermaltake V3 Negra
Gybabyte Odin 720W OEM
Thermaltake Contac 29
ATI HD5770 ASUS CORE
BENQ V920 18.5 Panorámico LED 1366x768

I just have some problems with my ATI since I bought it, like an error and then crashes.
What u would take in that situation? I'm not fanboy of any of both companies, so I need the best power.

I'm student, so...I cannot buy an expensive one, so...take count of that as well.

Thanks for reading D Hope to see answers.

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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby Enigma on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:13 pm

6950 2GB because you could unlock it to 6970 by flashing BIOS. No idea if it still works or AMD already fixed it.
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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby Mez on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:22 am

I have the GTX560 TI. Works like a charm - haven't had a single bit of graphics related lag at all on any game I have trialled it with.


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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby Mez on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:28 am

Saying that though, my i5 is overclocked to 4.5GHZ at the moment with 8GB of RAM.


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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby cowboyfromhell on Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:23 am

I had a 6950 and had to RMA it. Was not very impressed as it was my first foray away from Nvidia.

Now I'm on a GTX560 Ti and, as Mez says, it works brilliantly.
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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby syco cocker on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:13 am

Nvidia everytime.
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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby thomo081092 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:24 am

Leaning towards the 6950 due to the fact that it is cheaper than the 560ti (normal and 448 core), 2gb memory will also help if you decide to upgrade your monitor later on.
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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby ApacheFlame on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:52 am

I got the MSI version of the 2Gb 560ti and I love it. Great framerates on a very similar rig to yours with graphics maxed. Depends on what you decide to believe about the 6950, some articles saying AMD have stopped the flashing.
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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby Mockingjay on Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:48 pm

Hello guys. I was really close of buying Ati HD7850 but I was watching reviews and I have the feeling that the power of the HD7850 is too high for me. I mean I have 1366x768 monitor so I cannot approach full-power of the card, and not sure if I gonna change my monitor because I already doesn't need it. Anyways I'm not sure if I have to save 50 euros more to buy a card which I don't know if I gonna approach at 100% Maybe I could get the alternative, and get the GTX560 Ti, and save this 50 euros to...for example go Insomnia i49 next year. What u think guys?...

I thought in this one: http://www.4frags.com/catalog/product_i ... ii/oc+1024 If I buy this one, my power supply could get good performance? I have a Gybabyte Odin 720W OEM


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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby Ragonz on Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:34 pm

The power of a gfx card can never be too high, the better the components you get now the longer before you notice games beginning to outstrip them again. For example one of my customers insists on buying the bare minimum that will still run the games he wants to run which costs him £350 - £500 every 1 - 1.5 years (I have no idea why he does this despite me advising against it but its good for business so..) Whereas i go for absolute top notch when i build myself a new PC, Now mine may cost a grand or more but i only need to upgrade once every 3-4 years if that, This year i just added another gfx card instead to prolong the life by another year or so.

So in short buy the best, it may cost more now but it will save you money in the long run.
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Re: Ati HD6950 or GTX560 Ti

Postby thomo081092 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:58 pm

The power supply will be more than enough to run that card.
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