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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 11:24

1GB HD 6950 marginally slower than 2GB model

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More than a match for the GTX 560 Ti
AMD has rolled out the red carpet for Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti in the form of a more affordable 1GB version of the HD 6950. Granted, the 1GB version is only about €20/$30 cheaper than the original 2GB version, but according to Hardwarecanucks it still packs quite a punch.

In a series of real life tests the 1GB version was just marginally slower than the 2GB model and in most 1080 tests the difference is negligible. In most tests card also managed to outperform Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti, although Nvidia proved faster in some titles, such as DIRT 2 and Lost Planet 2. On average the 1GB card was 5 percent slower than the 2GB version, but it’s also 5 percent faster than the GTX 560 Ti.

All in all it appears that the reduction in memory size had very little effect on performance. So, it’s about 10 percent cheaper than the full blown 2GB version, yet just 5 percent slower, so it’s clearly very good value.

You can check out the review here.
Last modified on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 14:15
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+22 #1 Nerdfighter 2011-01-26 11:40
Can the 1GB version be unlocked to a 6970?
 
 
+15 #2 dan 2011-01-26 11:40
560Ti slapped silly by AMD's cards. What's new there?
 
 
+11 #3 arclight 2011-01-26 12:36
Tom's hardware quote regarding the 1 gb 6950 at the end of the GTX 560 Ti review:
Quote:
In just about every case, the smaller frame buffer (and tighter memory timings) yields one or two more frames per second than the 2 GB model. It's not worth rehashing in a page full of charts. Literally, expect one or two more frames per second across the board. In one situation, Metro 2033 with 4x MSAA and 16x AF turned on, the 1 GB card doesn't have a large enough frame buffer to maintain performance and it drops to 10 FPS versus the 2 GB card's 30 FPS.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-gf114,2845-17.html
 
 
+8 #4 Alterecho 2011-01-26 13:32
Quote:
AMD has rolled out the 'red' carpet for Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti


very very sly if you meant what i think you meant :D .
 
 
+17 #5 Steve-O 2011-01-26 13:57
As far as I'm concerned all NV and AMD vid cards cost too much at the moment. So it's a battle of which is less more expensive...
 
 
+7 #6 Scootiep 2011-01-26 15:41
The additional 1gb if VRam comes into play when you're dealing with the much larger resolutions of Eyefinity setups. If you're buying the 2gb model, you should either have an Eyefinity setup, or a serious ego issue. Otherwise, just go with the 1gb version if you're going the AMD route.
 
 
+1 #7 Stewox 2011-01-26 17:30
Quote:
All in all it appears that the reduction in memory size had very little effect on performance


no kidding, right. ;)
 
 
-41 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-01-26 20:23
The title is misleading, the GXT 560 Ti is more than a match for the $h!tty950 and $h!tty970! It doesn't matter how much ram AM-Doo Doo tries to pack in there. No wonder they dropped the prices of these overpriced and overrated curds. Didn't they just launch these barely a month ago?!! Who were the fools taken to the cleaners and overpaid? Bwhahahahaha!!! :D The Nvidia GTX 560 Ti whips the shit out of both of them! Its just a better card all around! :lol:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/25/nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-1gb-review/1
 
 
+9 #9 Nerdmaster 2011-01-26 21:59
Quoting Warrior24_7:
No wonder they dropped the prices of these overpriced and overrated curds. Who were the fools taken to the cleaners and overpaid? :D The Nvidia GTX 560 Ti whips the shit out of both of them! Its just a better card all around! :lol:
560 is marginaly slower than 6950. With newer drivers 6950 will surelly increase that gap. Also 6950 is more efficient, that is why I prefer it. Also 6950 has 5.5 times more dp performance than 560 and more gpgpu capabillities. It is natural as 6950 is a high end card. Also it can receive a free 20% performance boost when unlocked to 6970. But I would never expect you to figure all this out. Go and buy a pile of 560 to decorate your room. I am sure you don't even know how to unscrew your pc to install them. :-*
 
 
-2 #10 majorpayne 2011-01-26 23:52
Quote:
Who were the fools taken to the cleaners and overpaid?


Yeah like a retarted idiot like you who need a whole clean overhaul so that your functionality will improve.

The truth hurt isn't it? I wonder where is that object with fail mechanism like you, that jurassic park boy.
 

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