Best 1920x1080 performance on single screen?

Shawish

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Hello!

I'm currently building a new PC and it's been quit a while since i've looked at hardware, especially gfx cards.

I'm looking for the best card i can get for use on a single screen. I've looked at Radeon HD 6950 and it looks quite sexy, but if i'm only going to run 1 screen i might be throwing alot of money at features i'll never use. So if there's a card with roughly same "punch" (or more) that only supports a single screen (2 would be nice but not nessecary) i figure i could get more bang for the buck.

Or is it not possible to get one feature without the other?

What i currently got is:

Motherboard: EVGA x58 FTW3
CPU: i7 core 920
Ram: considering ddr3 1800mhz

Budget for gfx card: 370$

My aim is to run as many games as possible on ultra (or as high as possible within my budget) in the next year at least (or is that impossible :p?).

I'm not sure how much of this info is relevant. But any help is greatly appreciated :)!
 

Shawish

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It would seem that HD6950 surpasses the GTX570 in most areas though, both in GDDR5, Clock speed, etc..

The only difference i can see is that the HD6950 supports DirectX 11 / OpenGL 3.1 / OpenGL 3.2 / DirectCompute while the GTX570 supports DirectX 11.0 / OpenGL 4.1

Will support of OpenGL4.1 outweigh all the other areas where HD6950 are superior?
 

gcatalin

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all those don't matter, the gtx570 is better than tha 6950, it's at the level of 6970...over the 6950 i would get the gtx570...
 

samuelspark

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GTX 560 Ti = Radeon HD 6950
GTX 570 = Radeon HD 6970
Take your choice.
Nvidia is generally quieter and smaller but uses more power than AMD.
@Shawish
Techspecs don't matter. AMD's cards are always more "techinically" powerful. Look at GTX 460. Compare to 6850. 6850 has higher specs right? Real life performance? GTX 460 = 6850
 

Shawish

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I see. Thanks for the comparison link, helped alot :)!

What are the specs good for if it doesn't tell a thing about how good the card is :S?

BUT! I was thinking of the HD6950 2GB Flex... sorry for not being clear about that

Does it still apply though? That GTX570 is best?
 
The VRAM only comes into the picture when gaming at high resolution or running eyefinity. But HD resolution are pretty much ok with 1GB of VRAM.

The specs are mostly best within the same product lines. Like comparing one AMD card's specs with another AMD card's specs. And nVidia with another nVidia