posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 10:59 AM
Originally posted by _BoneZ_
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
I advice on buying an Nvidia based card, not an ATi Radeon.
And I could just as easily advise the opposite. AMD has the fastest single-GPU card on the market right now (HD-7970) that will destroy any single-GPU
In fact, AMD quite often and usually has the fastest video card on the market until Nvidia follows along with something to compete with AMD.
You can see the benchmarks HERE for the HD-7970 which
doesn't lag too far behind the GTX-590 or the HD-6990, which are both dual-GPU while the HD-7970 is single-GPU.
By the way, the dual-GPU cards on both sides have always had issues and aren't the most stable, while being very expensive.
What it boils down to is preference. AMD has always had the best price-to-performance ratio over Nvidia and Intel.
Originally posted by LvSLoLo
HD 6950 or a HD 6970
The HD-6xxx cards were actually slower than the HD-5xxx cards. I have two HD-5870's laying around, one of them almost brand new, that are faster than
the HD-6xxx series cards, and with both of them Crossfired, have almost the same performance as the HD-7970 I'm now running.
edit on 31-3-2012 by _BoneZ_ because: (no reason given)
Actually AMD does not have the fastest GPU available on the market anymore.
Nvidia release the GTX 680 this week and it is priced cheaper, and will keep up or outpace AMD's best card in pretty much every game.
To to OP: If you have money to burn, get yourself a GTX 680 and be happier than a pig in # for the next year and a half or more.
if you can't justify that much money, go with the best card that you can afford.
560ti is a fantastic card, and if it was playing the games you wanted at the frame rates that you wanted, then there's no reason to expect that a
card that is faster will perform worse than that.
Of all the cards you listed, they are all equal or better than your previous card.
If I were you, and I didn't have an unlimited budget, I would be getting a GTX 560ti 448. It is really actually a GTX 570 (different GPU core) and
will perform much better than the original Ti.
BTW, EVGA has excellent waranty packages. You should be able to get your card replaced at no charge and have a brand new on in a couple weeks.