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6950 2gb all the way
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post #13 of 35
hd 5850
hd 5879
hd 6870
hd 6850

all four cards are awesome overclockers and perform amazingly well. i recommend the 5850 strongly i own one and so far it has been better than my 6850
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post #14 of 35
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I think I have it narrowed down to either a used GTX 570 or a new HD6950 2GB. Which do you all recommend?
    
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I think I have it narrowed down to either a used GTX 570 or a new HD6950 2GB. Which do you all recommend?
Considering that you're not at an insane resolution, I'd think the 570 will be faster, even moreso after an overclock.
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post #16 of 35
I'd go with a 6950 since they can be unlocked to a 6970 and have a great price/performance ratio.
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post #17 of 35
Never get a reference 570.

6950 is the way to go if you need the VRAM. You're extra lucky if it's a reference card which means you can unlock shaders and OC it to 6970 speeds and higher if wanted. Don't flash it unless you like taking risks.
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post #19 of 35
Get either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-359-_-Product Reference, so shaders will unlock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-393-_-Product I'm pretty sure the unlock rate on this card is 100%

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-575-_-Product Not heard of an unsuccessful unlock yet on this card and it has the best cooler.

I just wouldn't buy a reference 570, as the VRMS are horrible.
Edited by Stefy - 5/7/11 at 4:25pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Get either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-359-_-Product Reference, so shaders will unlock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-393-_-Product I'm pretty sure the unlock rate on this card is 100%

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-575-_-Product Never heard of an unsuccessful unlock yet on this card and it has the best cooler.

I just wouldn't buy a reference 570, as the VRMS are horrible.
Says who? Because a FEW people had theirs cook? This is nothing at all like the 590 problems. Any 570 is fine. That thread that I'm almost positive you got that information from, has spiraled completely out of control.

That's like saying you should NEVER buy an MSI AMD board, even if you're only using an x2 or an Athlon quad.
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