EVGA SuperClocked 560 Ti vs. XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB XXX Edition

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  1. Deprenor

    Deprenor Member Guru

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    trying to decide between these 2 cards

    the evga is $230 after mir http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651

    and the xfx is $220 after mir http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-150-524&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1

    I just upgraded to a 1920x1080 monitor and want to replace my 260 GTX. I saw the Guru3D article "560 ti vs 6950 1gb" but I think the overclocked models were not included. Just wanted some opinions from fellow gamers on which card I should get

    thanks
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Both would be a sizeable upgrade over your 260. 6950 is slightly faster than a stock 560ti, but since you already have nvidia, i reccomend the 560ti
     
  3. lehtv

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    Get 6950 2GB instead, can be had for $245-260 AR. E.g. MSI Twin Frozr, Sapphire Dirt3 edition, or XFX with lifetime warranty. Who knows when most titles will need more than 1GB at 1080p? Some current games already do.
     
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  5. lehtv

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    Not a bad price for a 570. But you're putting a 1280mb reference cooled 570 versus a 2GB dual-fan 6950 - and it still costs more. It's also got 3/5 stars after 43 reviews. A lot of people complain about fan noise, bad temperatures and faulty units. These are probably in the 10% lowest binned 570 GPUs from MSI, because the rest go to all the different Twin Frozr editions. I would not put my money on that, would you?
     
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  6. cowie

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    Well i just used a cheap 570 from the ne,i'v seen decent evga 570's at $270 with lifetime warrenty earlier this summer.
    you never know what kind of card you get from msi or anyone else,you have just a good chance that it clocks well no matter if its the cheapest. :)

    your right that in the 250ish range a 6950 is hard to beat.
     
  7. lehtv

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    You would overclock it? It'd be even more noisy you know.
     
  8. TruMutton_200Hz

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    Well, the EVGA is $10 more expensive but it comes with a $50 gift whereas the XFX only comes with a $20 gift. On top of that, the EVGA has dual fans so it overclocks better. One can argue the XFX has lifetime warranty whereas the EVGA has only a 3 year. But then, let me ask you whether you'll still be using the card when it's 3 years old. lol

    EDIT: The price of the XFX has just dropped $10 but IMO it doesn't really matter because the dual fans still make the EVGA the better card.
     
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  9. Brendruis

    Brendruis Maha Guru

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    the 560 ti
     
  10. Undying

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    I would go GTX560 Ti in this case or try to get HD 6950 2GB.
     

  11. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Sure, why not? Lots of people like to keep their hardware around for 5+ years. And with 2GB memory that's at least theoretically feasible. The XFX also has dual fans.
     
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    If you can muster the extra $20-30 then get a HD 6950 2GB or a GTX 570, you won't regret it in the long run, especially at 1080p.
     

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