Top 5 Graphics Cards for Q1 2011

By on March 7, 2011
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The game has changed.


AMD’s flagship card may not be able to beat Nvidia’s greatest, but they’re not competing with Nvidia in that category either. The $350 HD 6970 is the same price as Nvidia’s GTX 570, but AMD’s offering far outperforms the latter. In fact, it’s not that far behind the GTX 580, especially with overclocking. You can check out the AMD HD 6970 review to get the low down on the card.

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  • Colaxs

    Come on Taimoor, let’s not get carried away.

    The Geforce 570 performs better than the 6970 in all reviews I’ve read so far.

    Also, where is the 6950 available at 250 USD? Are you talking about the 1GB or 2GB version?

    Also, the Geforce 560 is a better choice than the 6870 easily.

    My ranking would be 580, 570, 6950, 560, 6850

  • Colaxs

    Come on Taimoor, let’s not get carried away.

    The Geforce 570 performs better than the 6970 in all reviews I’ve read so far.

    Also, where is the 6950 available at 250 USD? Are you talking about the 1GB or 2GB version?

    Also, the Geforce 560 is a better choice than the 6870 easily.

    My ranking would be 580, 570, 6950, 560, 6850

    • http://twitter.com/taimoorh Taimoor Hafeez

      Except from Far Cry 2 and 3DMark Vantage (which is extremely biased towards Nvidia cards due to PhysX), the HD 6970 outperforms the GTX 570 in all other benchmarks.

      The $250 price is for the 1GB variant, the 2GB HD 6970′s cost around $280; whereas the GTX 570 with 1.2GB ram start from $350.

      The GTX 560 vs HD 6870 was a tie of sorts, the HD 6870 edged past the GTX 560 Ti because of a lower price point and marginally better performance in the majority of our benchmarks.

  • Naved

    WHERE IS THE AMD RADEON HD 6990?!! :O….well that should be at the top!!

  • Nitin

    Hi, Can someone tell me which is a good place to buy Graphic Cards in Dubai or GCC. Are online shops better (which ones)? I had heard that electronics are cheaper here compared to India but I have not seen a huge difference till now.

  • Nitin

    Hi, Can someone tell me which is a good place to buy Graphic Cards in Dubai or GCC. Are online shops better (which ones)? I had heard that electronics are cheaper here compared to India but I have not seen a huge difference till now.

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