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Old 12-08-2011, 11:37 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Think you posted the same one twice for 1 and 2.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:33 PM   #52 (permalink)
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opps - the 2nd should be a regular 560 ti 2GB (384 core). Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Personally would go with the GTX 560Ti 448 core.
Little beefier than the regular 560Ti for only $10, and the 1280 vs 2GB vram shouldn't be a game changer.

That being said I am quite biased toward Nvidia.
However, the 6950 will go blow for blow with the 448 core, depending on the game, for $50 less (after rebate).
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Yes- That is kinda what I have concluded as well. The whole dual card thing is not worked well with my 2 5770's in another setup I have. SO, figured on not using a dual config with the 448 core GPU as that is one thing that would make this a "no go" as no one knows how long these cards will be on the market due to the "special" nature of them..So, adding another card for a dual card set up in the future is a big "maybe"? Also BF3 and a few other games are still having issues with the ATI drivers. That is why I am leaning heavily toward the Nvidia side rather than the ATI side. Thanks for the comment Roark - other opinions welcomed
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