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Windows 7: Which Graphics to get 6950 or 560 ?

06 Mar 2011   #1
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Which Graphics to get 6950 or 560 ?

Stuck on witch graphics card to get can anyone please help ?

its either out of these two i want to be able to play games max everything but is a good card for its money
thankyou

Heres the two:

MSI GTX 560 TWIN FROZR II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Out.. | Ebuyer.com

Sapphire HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Dual DisplayPort.. | Ebuyer.com


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06 Mar 2011   #2
stew2

 

Im perhaps a little bias as iv just ordered a palit gtx 560 - CLICK

But i think its superior to the ati due to its small size, better drivers, more customizable control panel and use of physX which you can see below:

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06 Mar 2011   #3
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

From you system specs I see that you are playing at a 1600x1200 resolution. The bigger the resolution, it's recommended to have more VRAM. So from those two, I'd take the HD6950, since it has double the RAM.
And imo, the physx option does not justify the lack of 1GB of VRAM. PhysX is just extreme eyecandy.
And if you really REALLY want physx, you can buy a second Nvidia card that you can put to process only the PhysX process. a GT8800 or 9800 will do the trick.
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06 Mar 2011   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Warning Will Roberson flame bait ahead

Alex what is.... you can't go bad with either card?
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06 Mar 2011   #5
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hellriser View Post
From you system specs I see that you are playing at a 1600x1200 resolution. The bigger the resolution, it's recommended to have more VRAM. So from those two, I'd take the HD6950, since it has double the RAM.
And imo, the physx option does not justify the lack of 1GB of VRAM. PhysX is just extreme eyecandy.
And if you really REALLY want physx, you can buy a second Nvidia card that you can put to process only the PhysX process. a GT8800 or 9800 will do the trick.

Alrighty then i think ill go for a 6950 because i want to display my screen on a 32 LCD tv and i heard the 6950 are better for dual monitors so thanks for that !
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06 Mar 2011   #6
stew2

 

Well you could just buy a 2gb GTX 560 and have everything - GTX560 2GB

But really both the ati and nvidea cards are pretty similar and it comes down to what you prefer.
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09 Mar 2011   #7
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
6950 2gb vs 560 TI 1gb ?

Hey Guys

Ive posted so many threads about these graphics card because i want to upgrade im so stuck on which one to choose so help !

ive looked on youtube at gameplays and stuff and they both look awesome im going to be playing it on a 32 lcd tv and im relly stuck on which one to choose could you please tell me a straight answer i want to play it on a 32 tv everything maxed with good fps !
ill be playing games like dirt 2, black ops, medal of honor and BFBC3 and a good card that will control some of next years games

anyone help ?

be much appreciated
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09 Mar 2011   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krazymate View Post
Hey Guys

Ive posted so many threads about these graphics card because i want to upgrade im so stuck on which one to choose so help !

ive looked on youtube at gameplays and stuff and they both look awesome im going to be playing it on a 32 lcd tv and im relly stuck on which one to choose could you please tell me a straight answer i want to play it on a 32 tv everything maxed with good fps !
ill be playing games like dirt 2, black ops, medal of honor and BFBC3 and a good card that will control some of next years games

anyone help ?

be much appreciated
Dude you can get like 4 million opinions on this. In the end it's you who have to make the decision.

Also bear in mind that some of us (me) have never tried the other guy's cards - I've never used an Nvidia card. Point??? I can't "personally" comment on their performance.... just as there are those who've never used ATI cards.

As one who owns a 6950 I can say I'm very happy with it's performance. And the price wasn't bad either. I'm sure Nvidia owners will say the same about the 560 so.....????

My best advice is to go with what you know, and are comfortable with. Read reviews and make a decision from there.

Good luck.
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10 Mar 2011   #9
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Well I have for one use/have used both..not the 2 6 series or 5 series NV but

I had a 5850 which I dumped for 2x 460 GTX's...ATI drivers imo leave a lot to be desired...Xfire doesn't scale as well as SLI does, NV handles tessallation better, has Physx etc.

I'm currently waiting on a GTX 570 which runs as well as if not better than the GTX 480..granted it's not a 560 but if I were you I'd go for the 570 over a 560...and I did consider both.

I'm in no way a fanboy of either camp but atm I lean toward NV atm due to the better drivers and SLI scaling...(plan on a second card possibly 2 depending on finances after harvest is done)

but in the end mate its your call...as Sygnus said above read reviews til your sick of them and make a decision or what you think is best for your purposes...

Cheers and gl with w/e u get.
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