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hey everyone just wondering a quick question. out of these two cards what how much more would the 6970 out preform the 6950???


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...GV-R697OC2-2GD

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127575

im only asking as i have been out of the GPU scene for a few and im now narrowing it down between these 2 cards
    
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i had a 6970...just get the 6950 and overclock it and unlock it (partly not full) mine was the worst overclocker ever! couldnt hit 990 on the core at 1.3
    
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The 6970 has more shaders and higher base clocks. Not sure if that 6950 can be unlocked but if it can it'll perform the same as the 6970. If you're looking for STOCK comparisons though, the 6970 is about 15% faster.
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You could get the 6950 and do a shader unlock or unlock it into a 6970.

I don't know if its possible on the newer cards though but all reference with dual BIOS switch should unlock.
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Here are the benchmarks I generally use, they take game performance only which is all we generally care about. This averages all of their scores they got from different games, because some favor certain cards and some favor others. Their enthusiast is also at 1080p

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...ndex,2674.html
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