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Need help between 3 cards

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Hi there,

I want to buy a card before the 560 Ti deal runs out tonight at 12.

I am undecided which to get from the following:

MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC Twin FrozR II 2048MB
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-140-MS

MSI HD 6970 OC 2048MB Twin Frozr III
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-123-MS

MSI HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC 2048M
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-154-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=411

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I would be using the card mostly to play BF3/SC2 on a 24" 1920×1200 until I get a new 24" and play 1920×1080 1080hd

I tried to find some reviews to compare the cards but haven't had much luck. All the sites i tried dont have 560 Ti 2GB to test other cards with. I have heard team red have driver problems but I have always had team green cards.

So any help within the hour would be great, cheers.
 
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You have longer than that to think about it.

This Week Only offers don't change until Wednesday morning.

I suggest a HD 7850 of whatever type takes your fancy (limited in stock choice currently).

Better than a GTX 560Ti and close to a HD 6970 at stock speeds.

But then it also overclocks like a demon:

How to overclock a 7850 past 1050MHz?
 
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You may also want to consider the GTX 570 1.28GB. It doesn't have nearly as much VRAM as the other options (except the GTX 560TI 1GB), but it does offer a lot of GPU power for your money. Also, if you will be playing at 1200p/1080p then in most cases your framerates will be limited by GPU performance, not VRAM amount.

Here is a review which compares BF3 performance between all these cards (also Cleeeecooo's review shows the same tests).
 
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Ah good to know it ends wednesday.

See, all 3 posts suggest opposite cards :S

Appreciate the help guys!
 
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Results obviously vary but don't forget people have been overclocking the HD 7850 by nearly 50%.

When you're spending ~£200 you're going to be left with several choices that aren't going to be that much different.

If I was spending that sort of money now it would be a HD 7850.

Edit:

This recommendation assumes you're prepared to give it (and it will take) a healthy overclock.
 
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The problem wit the 570's is they come with a 2 year warranty.

I would be overclocking it when i get new parts after ivybridge comes out.

But on the aandtech site they're reporting 7850 didnt do too well on BF3.
 
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The problem wit the 570's is they come with a 2 year warranty.

I would be overclocking it when i get new parts after ivybridge comes out.

But on the aandtech site they're reporting 7850 didnt do too well on BF3.

BF3 is Nvidia biased, but it should beat a 570 when overclocked.
 
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