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MSI 6950 2gb vs MSI gtx 560 twin frozr II

akshayt

Wise Old Owl
These options are no brainers
6950 2gb 16k
570 2gb 18k

both at SMC Intl, New Delhi

But you should go for a 700+ watts PSU from Seasonic/CM Silent Pro(not extreme not GX) etc for such cards!
 

vickybat

I am the night...I am...
^^ I guess the gtx 570 is 1.25gb and not 2gb. Checked smc international and the msi gtx 570 1.25gb was 18.7k.

The pricing of 6950 2gb is correct though and is really a sweet deal but useless at fullhd resolutions. Its advantage lies in a multimonitor setups and cfx scaling due to the extra vram.

At 14k, msi gtx 560 twin frozr II is the best deal imo.
 

vizkid2005

In the zone
I want 2 game at full res and have my mind stuck with the 6950 2 gb ...
BEcause :
1. When u can buy a 1gb card at 14k y not buy a 2gb card at 16k ... only 2k extra ...
2. Also I have this (kind of) Mind Block : More Gb Graphics = Better Performance ...


Please Help me out here ...
Shuld I go for 6950 2 gb(Refrnce) or 560 tin frozr ????

My house is pretty hot n pretty dusty ...

These are my Temps at idle with ac in the room running ...
 

akshayt

Wise Old Owl
In some current games like GTA IV, perhaps Metro 2033 etc and almost all future games, 2 GB will make a HUGE difference even at 19x10 and in some time perhaps at 16x10 as well.

In this the 6950 2gb at 16k is a no brainer!
 

damngoodman999

damnbadman666
I want 2 game at full res and have my mind stuck with the 6950 2 gb ...
BEcause :
1. When u can buy a 1gb card at 14k y not buy a 2gb card at 16k ... only 2k extra ...
2. Also I have this (kind of) Mind Block : More Gb Graphics = Better Performance ...


Please Help me out here ...
Shuld I go for 6950 2 gb(Refrnce) or 560 tin frozr ????

My house is pretty hot n pretty dusty ...

These are my Temps at idle with ac in the room running ...

2011 GPU's are really powerful with 1GB , if u r going to setup a multi display or more than 2XXX resolution graphics then go for HD 6950 2GB

the HD 6950 2GB is reference cooler produce more heat , MSI GTX 560ti twin frozr is enough to handle all games still this GTX 560 twin frozr wins 7/10 games compare to HD 6950 2GB @ 1900 X 1200 resolution !

If u want u can get HD 6950 1GB is also good ! but for cooler i say GTX 560ti !!
 

coolgame

Journeyman
a difference but not at all noticeable.the vram does not calculate.it only stores all ur textures etc.so at full hd,1gb is more than sufficient.if u are running at hd+ then the vram kicks in for the performance difference.get a 560ti since it is very cool even at full load.and the 6950 is a pretty hot card when stressed.what is the use of getting a card that will compromise your system?reference gtx 560ti is a cool card. the TwinFrozrII is almost 20 degrees cooler
 

vizkid2005

In the zone
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load temp in crysis is 75C for 6950 and 71C for 560. and in furmark - 82C for 6950 and 79C for 560. this is for reference design i suppose.

and we can oc.

Dude As for the temps posted in reviews ... They will obviously be lower ... coz the reviewers sit in AC rooms at the time of reviewing, Not in India ...
Mumbai is getting hotter by the day !!! :x ...
Summer is here !!!

Should I get 560 twin frozr ??? Isn`t there a non reference cooler for 6950 ???
Also my mobo and psu wuldn`t allow for sli ...

So what do I more vRam of 6950 or Coolness of 560 ???? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
see the Sapphire 6950 2GB available at smcinternational.in for 15960.
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 - 2GB


and the Sapphire 6950 1GB (14385 INR)-
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 - 1GB


now please tell what temperature problems will arise!!

These options are no brainers
6950 2gb 16k
570 2gb 18k

both at SMC Intl, New Delhi

But you should go for a 700+ watts PSU from Seasonic/CM Silent Pro(not extreme not GX) etc for such cards!

these are not no brainers. these are one of the best futureproof cards. and a corsair vx550w is sufficient for 570 and vx450w for 6950.

I want 2 game at full res and have my mind stuck with the 6950 2 gb ...
BEcause :
1. When u can buy a 1gb card at 14k y not buy a 2gb card at 16k ... only 2k extra ...
2. Also I have this (kind of) Mind Block : More Gb Graphics = Better Performance ...

Please Help me out here ...
Shuld I go for 6950 2 gb(Refrnce) or 560 tin frozr ????

My house is pretty hot n pretty dusty ...

These are my Temps at idle with ac in the room running ...

get the non reference cooler one from smcinternational.
yes 2gb is futureproof.


Dude As for the temps posted in reviews ... They will obviously be lower ... coz the reviewers sit in AC rooms at the time of reviewing, Not in India ...
Mumbai is getting hotter by the day !!! :x ...
Summer is here !!!

Should I get 560 twin frozr ??? Isn`t there a non reference cooler for 6950 ???
Also my mobo and psu wuldn`t allow for sli ...

So what do I more vRam of 6950 or Coolness of 560 ???? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

i mentioned a non reference. and you have elite 430. just install a side panel and back fan imo.
 
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Cilus

laborare est orare
My choice is also HD 6950 2GB. Ya, in all current generation games the difference between the 1 GB and the 2 GB version in terms of performance at 1080P resolution is really low, but with more shader heavy games coming in near future, the extra 1 GB frame buffer will always help, especially when using 4X or 8X Anti-Aliasing.
And one thing, although AMD told initially that they are gonna use laser cut to remove the extra shaders for stopping the HD6950->HD 6970 conversion, till date 90% of the cards are getting unlocked to H 6970. So Op can try his luck. I think it is a business strategy by AMD, encouraging the advanced users to go for it.
And look at the price point...at 15.8K it is really a good deal. And one thing I really like about these HD 69XX cards is about their dual BIOS setup. So ven if the modding fails, by just using the simple Switch, user can revert back to the original BIOS.
 
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akshayt

Wise Old Owl
I have a 6970 2gb and haven't even needed to check my temps, in fact the nvidia cards are known to have temp probs in this generation.

AMD period!
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
^you have 6970 :-D
i think first one in this forum.
pics of that beauty please.

but nvidia cards are pretty cool this season. that was the prob with those 480, 470, 465.
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
Btw, newer 6950's cannot be unlocked as the additional shaders are removed using laser cut technique.
you'll be actually surprised to know that those 'newer' HD 6950 2GB haven't even made the USA market properly. People are still getting their HD 6950 2GB unlocked with over 90+ percent success rate. Surely worth a punt.

My recommendation will be HD 6950 2GB @ 16k from SMCInternational.in.

So what do I more vRam of 6950 or Coolness of 560 ???? :confused:
There is only a difference of 4-5 degree C between load temps of both GTX 560 and HD 6950.

Lastly, the new Catalyst 11.4 drivers have brought significant performance improvements in many gamaes.

I have a 6970 2gb and haven't even needed to check my temps, in fact the nvidia cards are known to have temp probs in this generation.

AMD period!
This is a little off-topic. Which driver are you using?
 
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Joker

Guest
yup. i will also suggest hd 6950 2gb for 16k from smc. seems to be the VFM card at the moment.

gtx 570 is still 20k+ at most places. only the msi variant is available at 19k from SMC.
 

vizkid2005

In the zone
Saw reviews of Msi 6950 2gb twin frozr II ... Seems gud ... But I`m not buying it at the moment .. coz xams are coming n I have many a Kt`s to clear :oops: :ashamed: ...

So I will be buying in mid- end of June ...
I hope prices will come down a bit ...

But are u sure any new card series are not coming in ???
I mean the war betwwen nVidia n AMD is ON for the best gpu !!!
They release new cards like every other day :p ...
 

vickybat

I am the night...I am...
^^ You might see amd southern islands around june or july. Nvidia's kepler will be launched at Q4 2011.
 
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