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I have a Msi 6950 2gb If I Rma It To newgg They Take 15% off Is it Worth It.

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hey Guys I Might wana send my Card Back and Get my Money Back and Buy a 6970 2gb Is it worth it if they take 40 Bucks Out of the 296$ That i Paid For. i also gotta pay like 100 Dollers Extra For the 6970 is it worth it. I wana get Really much More Frames On Arma 2 Operation arrowhead and Arma 2 Please Suggestions? What can i do if i stay with my Card to get more Frames or If i Should Switch And Pay more.
    
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You'll only get an ~11% boost with a 6970.

Not worth it.
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Thanx Dude for letting me so what can i do to perform Performace with HIGH SETTINGS
    
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Keep your card. If you need the extra performance just overclock it. If possible, attempt to unlock it with a 6970 Bios.
    
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I doubt he would even score that extra 11% from a 6970. Anyways it wouldn't be worth it at all since you have already unlocked the shaders on yours.

What clocks are you running your GPU at? I unlocked mine to 6970's and run them at stock voltage at 950/1450 all day.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
Keep your card. If you need the extra performance just overclock it. If possible, attempt to unlock it with a 6970 Bios.
Do not flash the bios, the increase ram timings / clocks from the 6970 could hurt your card.

Just do the unlock.
    
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post #7 of 15
yea your 6950 with unlocked shaders and overclocked is pretty much a 6970. Not worth it
    
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Do not flash the bios, the increase ram timings / clocks from the 6970 could hurt your card.

Just do the unlock.
Prove it. Everyone knows modifying any hardware, be it unlocking cored on an AMD CPU or unlocking that GTX 465 to a 470, has an inherent risk. Please provide proof that the memory timings are different on the 6970 or that the 6950 can't handle the 6970 settings at stock.

Unlock the card and squeeze the last little performance bump out of it.
    
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how can i overclock it higher then 840 and 1375 ? with a stable Voltage that wont hurt my card with the stock Cooler?
    
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post #10 of 15
If you ask nicely they might take off the 15% restocking fee, just saying so that you can save a bit of cash.
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