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5870 2GB or 6950 2GB?

Poll Results: 5870 2GB or 6950 2GB

 
  • 4% (2)
    5870
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    6950
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post #1 of 23
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i want a single card and i can't decide between these 2 cards which one is better?

5870 eyefinity 6 2GB or 6950 2GB both cards are the same price and i will not be flashing either card so don't bother telling me about flashing to 6970. i game at 1440x900 for a few more weeks till i get my 1080P monitor. both cards are the same price.
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post #2 of 23
6950 ofc. It's newer and better.
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post #3 of 23
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6950 ofc. It's newer and better.
but why is it better i need more than just (its newer).
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post #4 of 23
6950.

-better performance
-better driver support
-can potentially unlock to 6970 speeds
Edited by psi_guy - 5/7/11 at 3:52pm
post #5 of 23
6950. And I WILL tell you about flashing anyway, because it takes like 5 minutes and if it fails you can fix it within 5 more minutes with the flick of a switch. There's really no reason not to try doing it.

Now if the 6950 you're buying doesn't HAVE the switch....then the above is pointless.

But the 6950 is going to outperform the 5870 by a bit anyway.
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post #6 of 23
6950 and flash to 6970, i know you said u wouldnt, but thats just plain retarted honestly. But even without a flash HD5870 < HD6950.
Look up benches if u dont beleive me
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post #7 of 23
Better technology? It's faster and better at tesselation.

All it required was typing 6950 vs 5870 into Google.
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121 View Post
6950. And I WILL tell you about flashing anyway, because it takes like 5 minutes and if it fails you can fix it within 5 more minutes with the flick of a switch. There's really no reason not to try doing it.

Now if the 6950 you're buying doesn't HAVE the switch....then the above is pointless.

But the 6950 is going to outperform the 5870 by a bit anyway.
not worth voiding the warranty over.
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post #9 of 23
6950.
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post #10 of 23
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6950 and flash to 6970, i know you said u wouldnt, but thats just plain retarted honestly. But even without a flash HD5870 < HD6950.
Look up benches if u dont beleive me
not taking the risk nobody can convince me otherwise.
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