5870 vs 6950 once drivers are soild and for CF - Overclock.net

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post #1 of 5 Old 12-17-2010, 07:51 PM - Thread Starter
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For a new games rig I'm building that just needs a AM3 MB...and I will get a 24" 1920x1080 a little later.

I will have the money for a 6950 or 5870 in a month. I plan to CF, I guess once the drivers are sorted, and the 6950 has newer tech, and it has 2GB, and it seems to scale really well.

So the 6950 for CF should be the better choice right?

Currently new on newegg, they are within $5 of each other, here in Newfoundland.
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6950s. 6870 in CF is comparable to 5870 CF. 6950 CF>6870 CF.
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This article gives some very good charts to compare both. + it has CFX and Eyefinity between 5 and 6 sieries cards.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/AMD_Radeon_6970_6950_-_Featured_Review_Page_4

From what I see the 6850 does a darn good job for the money.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-17-2010, 08:48 PM
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If your going to use eyefinity get the 6950 and with just a 5$ differance I would go with the 6950 or maybe in a month the 5870 will come down in price.

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