Jul 30, 2011

I need to decide on a GPU to buy. Either a GTX 560ti or a ATI 6950 , I'll be playing BF3 and most the the good games out coming out This year and text year.

I have about £200 to spend on a GPU. Here are my Specs , (Going to buy the parts this week.)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.98 @ Dabs)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£135.22 @
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.93 @ Ebuyer)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.03 @
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card (£179.98 @
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 ATX Full Tower Case (£99.58 @
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£64.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£11.98 @
Total: £742.69

Should I get a 6950 instead? The Bench marks seem to favour the 6950?


Jul 28, 2010
560ti seems cheaper at the minute, just check reviews for which card you're thinking of buying. There's not too much of a difference

£168 Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DirectCU II (+ batman arkham city game)

£180 Factory OC Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DirectCU II (+ batman arkham city game)

£175 MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TWIN FROZR II 1GB (+Free Batman: Arkham City)

£190 XFX HD 6950 XXX AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 1GB