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Poll Results: Which graphics card should i get

 
  • 20% (2)
    radeon 6870
  • 80% (8)
    radeon 6950
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Im upgrading from a gtx260 216 core graphics card. I do descent amount of gaming and hd video playing. I was thinking either the 6870 or the 6950. Is the 50$ between them a huge significance? I want to purchase a card that will last me 4-5 years like my gtx did
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post #2 of 7
I say 6950 if its going to last you as long as your gtx did why not put the extra 50$ and enjoy the extra power while you have it
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post #3 of 7
I say the 6870 since you want to keep it for a while for only $50 diff might as well will pay off in long run IMO.

Also what monitor res do you play at currently? If it is 1920x1080 or higher go with as much onboard VRAM as possible.

EDIT: See you running a 720p monitor might just go with 6850 then unless you plan to upgrade soon.
    
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post #4 of 7
6870 if you keep your current monitor

when you go 1080 or higher a 6950
yes the extra 50$ worth it, especially if you get one that can be unlocked
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post #5 of 7
Nvidia 570....Just cause I'm bias towards folding.

However out of the cards you have posted....6950...
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post #6 of 7
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@farih. Are the xfx 6950's unlockable like the one in your sig? is there any guides that tell you which ones can be unlocked?

Thanks for all the input guys
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post #7 of 7
The GTX560 Ti or the HD6950 1GB would be sizable upgrades from a GTX 260 while presenting compelling value. Either will be a strong performer if/when you upgrade your monitor, too.

Personally, I believe that the HD6950 1GB's price is close enough to that of the HD6870 to justify the premium in most cases.
    
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