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post #31 of 40
Nargh. You're right. snap. LOL>

EDIT: NO he did say 5870. I just typoed lol? It's like green digital signals.

YEah, def 5870. That'll make you REAL DIGITAL MONEY while your NOT playing that clicker crack. They went out of stock with visiontek (worst rated brand on newegg) @ ~$500 for a good reason.
Edited by Chakravanti - 7/5/11 at 3:36pm
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post #32 of 40
They are really close, so far I've only tested m2033 and the 6950 2gb has a 7fps advantage over the 5870.

I would get the 6950 just because of the memory advantage.

oh wow necro
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post #33 of 40
I would get the 6950. Unlock, and more ram. The important thing to remember is the warranty. That is key. For $70 yes.
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Quote:
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but is it worth $70 more?
Yes.
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post #35 of 40
$170 for a used 5870 or $240 for a used 6950? Buy a new 6950 instead.
post #36 of 40
5870 is more than enough for SC2 and BFBC2. I play both of them on my rig(with a 5770) on 1920x1200 np at highest settings.
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Quote:
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but is it worth $70 more?
yes it is worth it, especially if you plan on playing BF3.
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post #38 of 40
Whew great thread.
I'd get the 5870, and Xfire it in the future and save $170 for crazy performance.

Can't go wrong either way.
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post #39 of 40
5870>6950 hands down.

Unless you want to sacrifice 50Gh/s for the ability to play some bleeding edge games with a little extra tesselation then buy the 5870.

Pure economics.
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post #40 of 40
5870 reports better gh/s rates than 6970. So unlocking isn't even a point. Even fi you're a gamer the idea of your video card making you money says 5870.
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