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I like the MSI TF3 6950. I would consider it heavily.
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post #12 of 20
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@slowend

*Cough* 250 euro budget, not 550
    
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post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by citruspers View Post
I kind of like the MSI 6950 OC power approach. It seems to add a mild overclock, a big cooler that beats the reference one, and some more PWM's, so it should be a good overclocker. Would you recommend that over buying a reference card?
It depends which way you want to go with it..the TFIII will overclock better with the non reference cooler but you won't get the free 2-4% performance from the shader unlock. That said, you can easily overclock 2-4% more with that cooler over reference..
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post #14 of 20
Or you can get a GTX 580 3GB version. My 2 cents. That is a lot of resolution you know.
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post #15 of 20
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@blahblah: that's what I figured too. It's a gamble either way, but I feel like the POWER gives me a better chance. Besides, the POWER is already at 850 mhz out of the factory

@Citra: that's 400 euros.
    
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post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by citruspers View Post
@blahblah: that's what I figured too. It's a gamble either way, but I feel like the POWER gives me a better chance.
I agree..I would never use a reference cooled 6950 personally..it sounds like a hair dryer.

I would say grab the TFIII and don't look back..well, until you crave the second 6950 to feed that angry res..just wait for it
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post #17 of 20
Considering the resolution, you DEFINITELY will be wanting the 2GB 6950. The GTX470 and 480 (and 570 / 580) will choke from lack of VRAM. The 580 would be better than a 6950, but its also a lot more expensive.

In my honest opinion, I wouldn't buy a card with the offchance it'll unlock. The 6950 is only 1-3% slower than the 6970 is anyway in most games. You'd be better off buying a 6950 that has a great cooler on it (instead of reference), and overclocking it to the sky and back.

Just my $0.02.
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post #18 of 20
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@Blahblah: that's also one of the things that speaks in favor of an ATI, my board supports crossfire, but not SLI. (Rampage formula). All in due time, of course.

@pioneer: That's pretty much what I gathered from my research and this thread. Seems like the 6950 POWER is the way to go. Thanks!
    
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post #19 of 20
Just a quick response: There's something called an SLI hack that lets your board SLI. Very painless and quick, but since you're going for the 6950 POWER, I guess it won't be of much use towards you.
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post #20 of 20
6950 2Gb. Even if it's not unlocked, it will do very nicely.
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