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hello, i wonder what gc i should buy for my new setup (options in title bar)


i also have a few questions if i mod 6950 to 6970 with this guide
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
1. it would be really nice to save the 50 euros (about 80 usd)
2. whats the worst thing that can happen if i do it (total destruction, lowered lifetime, warranty loss)


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hello, i wonder what gc i should buy for my new setup (options in title bar)


i also have a few questions if i mod 6950 to 6970 with this guide
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
1. it would be really nice to save the 50 euros (about 80 usd)
2. whats the worst thing that can happen if i do it (total destruction, lowered lifetime, warranty loss)


setup is mainly for games(majority wow + frapsing)

There is little point in flashing a full 6970 bios - doing this could damange the memory, as it increases memory voltage and timings (though, to be honest, not many people have a problem with it).

Most of us just flash a modified 6950 bios which just unlocks the shaders (you can download this here). This still allows you to overclock, and in most cases exceed the clocks of a 6970.

With a dual bios card (with the switch) purely unlocking the shaders poses zero risk.
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I hear lots of people talking about bios flashed hd 6950s being subjected to an early death because of the tighter memory timings and higher memory volts. I haven't seen anything concrete about this being true at all.

I haven't seen anything that specifically proofs the memory timings and volts are different.

I have my cards flashed to hd 6970s and am stable at a 950/1450 OC at volts of 1.1. I feel comfortable with this.

I am not saying to flash to a 6970 I am simply saying that I haven't seen alot out there that states flashing will kill your card.

Do what your comfortable with.
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i would go for the 6950 that would be more than enough for you
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A 6950 isn't that impressive by itself but it depends on your resolution.
You could get a MSi Twin Frozr III GTX 570 and clock it a 580 speeds easily but you will pay a little more.

Depends on your resolution, PC and expectations.
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480's can be had for £180 new
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6950. Best bang for buck IMO.
    
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1920x1080 is my resolution
    
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I game at 1920x1200 which is essentially the same and I found one unlocked 6950 to be slightly slower than my gtx260s in sli but allowed for direct x11.

With two I rip through everything at my res, so much so that I an now considering eyefinity

I can't recommend this combo enough!


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