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Which card for current hardware?

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I need to upgrade my video card badly. I am deciding between the 6870 and the 6950 1gb. I am limited to these because of my current budget(~$220).

My dilemma comes with whether my outdated hardware will benefit from the 6950 or if I will just be waisting money?
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post #2 of 3
I think you would be fine with the 6870 unless the price difference isnt much.
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What games can you not run? While your rig is dated, it's certainly nothing to scoff at. If anything, we need to know what games you want to run. Dropping in a quad would help but it depends on what engine.
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