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post #1 of 16
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Which GPU schould I pick between 6950 2gb and 6850. I game but not hardcore or anything. This is my first build and I plan to start playing games like crysis 2, starcraft 2, and some other shooters.

My monitors native resolution is 1440 x 900, can go up to 1680 x 1050 but that looks really weird. I'm saving up for http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16824236052

EDIT: I want whichever GPU i pick to be able to play games smoothly for the next like 2 years.
post #2 of 16
6950 2gb without a doubt... The extra cost is well worth the extra BOOM!

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post #3 of 16
I'd go with the 6950 just for future-proofing. If you can grab the 2 GB one the better.
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should i stick with the monitor I have or upgrade?
post #5 of 16
At that res, either would be fine, but looking long term go for the 6950 no doubt. Just get one that is known to unlock most of the time. You could even go with the 1GB version of the 6950 if you stay at that resolution. If you get the newer monitor and want longer life, definitely the 2GB 6950.
post #6 of 16
Upgrade to something with 1080 on it. You'll be able to pretty much max out any game on the market with that card and a nice monitor.

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This really isn't a fair comparison 6950 is much better than the 6850, the 6850 is more of a mid range card.
    
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well I don't really want high end, midrange is fine
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It's already been said but, at that res either will work. If you upgrade your monitor to 1080p then you won't be able to max new releases with a 6850.
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simple terms.

getting a new monitor? then get a 6950 but if you are not then you would be fin getting a 6850 or even a 6870
    
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