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Old 10-19-2011, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AMD or Nvidia? Which GPU should I get?

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Newegg.com - ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
And I want to play all my games on 1920x1080

I was originally thinking of getting the AMD 6870 and then later adding another one and crossfiring them when I need an upgrade...But then my friend recommended me a Nvidia 560ti or a 6950 2gb. I'm kinda confused on what card to get... I want to stay within below $250.
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Default Re: AMD or Nvidia? Which GPU should I get?

If youre gaming, do review searching and see which card card performs best in the games YOU play. They are both decent and about bout the same level.
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Well most of the time I will be playing combat arms because I play it competitively. But since the game isn't that appealing graphically I will want to play MW3 and BF3. I also will play WoW and Star craft 2. Also quick question, I read somewhere that if I want to go 1920 1080 then I need a 2gb gpu, is this true?
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Default Re: AMD or Nvidia? Which GPU should I get?

No, not realy. The bigger you go, the more video ram becomes usefull, But ts not that important at that res.

Heres a review of the 560ti with the 6950 using BF2 as the test.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Review - Page 9
you can see the 6950 is jusdt a smidgen better, 3fps, at 1920x1080, But at 2080 its a much bigger difference.
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Ok I have decided. I will go with a Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
It is the best price/performance for me. The 6870 in crossfire is $340 after rebate vs the 560 Ti in SLI is $450 vs the 6950 in crossfire for $500. The 560ti is not that much better then the 6870 in crossfire (this is based on the benchmarks I saw on ). I will buy 1 now and when the amd 7xxx comes out I'm guessing the prices will drop even more and then I will buy another 6870 for crossfire.
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