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Hey all I know BF3 wont be here for a couple more months but I just wanted to be ready gpu wise since this 4870 bottlenecks my whole rig and I need to know what card to get. The 6870 caught my eye I don't know what will be out closer to the release of BF3 but this gpu upgrade is much needed. Also considered the 560ti.
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HD 6950, unlock to 6970, overclock to GTX 580 performance.

GTX 580 performance for ~ $200. That's bang for buck right there.

GTX 580 = $509
 
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HD 6950, unlock to 6970, overclock to GTX 580 performance.

GTX 580 performance for ~ $200. That's bang for buck right there.

GTX 580 = $509
Hmm, I wouldn't say my unlocked and overclocked 6950 is comparable to a GTX 580...although I really would love to be proved wrong

My vote is for an unlocked 6950, though
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Um, Nvidia tends to be more pricy buut there cards usually provide more brute power. So ms Agent god said you could purchase a 6950 for an extremely resonable price then OC it, although make shure you lian li has sufficient cooling otherwise look into getting an after market cooler for your gpu.
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I see I heard the newer ones dont flash anynore?
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Best advice is wait out til amd release their 7000 gpu series which will near summer time around july I think and bf3 won't be release til november 2011 long way to go still.
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Hmm, I wouldn't say my unlocked and overclocked 6950 is comparable to a GTX 580...although I really would love to be proved wrong

My vote is for an unlocked 6950, though
Lolrly:









Anecdotal experience:
My card (unlocked HD 6950) at the stated clocks in my sig, gets X1922 in 3DMark11.

A stock GTX 580, with a 4.0 GHz Core i7 920 gets X1955 in 3DMark11.

This also clears up any doubts about Q9650 @ 4 GHz bottlenecking this card in gaming. I get VERY good frame rates in BFBC2 as well... 1920x1080 @ 8xAA,16x AF, maxed quality.
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I see I heard the newer ones dont flash anynore?
Yeah i also heard that. But its no doubt any of these cards would be able to run BF3
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If I were you, I would wait til BF3 gets real close to the release date. then make your GPU upgrade. You will get a better card at the price you would spent today.
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So many ninja'd posts...

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Anecdotal experience:
My card (unlocked HD 6950) at the stated clocks in my sig, gets X1922 in 3DMark11.

A stock GTX 580, with a 4.0 GHz Core i7 920 gets X1955 in 3DMark11.

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