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If you had the choice between these two graphics card... which would you choose?

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  • 7% (3)
    5870 with water block
  • 92% (36)
    6950 2gb version
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
A 5870 with a water block

or

A regular 6950 2gb version?
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post #2 of 12
Depends on what your using them for...
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Depends on what your using them for...
Doesn't really. I can't see anything about the 5870 that could potentially outperform the 6950 especially when unlocked to 1536 shaders.
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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Depends on what your using them for...
gaming? that's about it on a 1900x1200 setup
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
gaming? that's about it on a 1900x1200 setup
1900x1200 the extra frame buffer on the 6950 will really help.
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post #6 of 12
6950 hands down.
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post #7 of 12
6870 roughly equals a 5870.
so clearly a 6950 will beat it, AND the 2GB will help alot! make sure its a REFERENCE (with a few exceptions) card tho. get a MSI Twin Frozr III 6950, it is basically a reference board on roids, and the custom cooling keeps it ICE cold
ive got a Twin Frozr II on one of my 5830s and it never goes above 73 on full load @ 875Mhz
man i wish i had another Twin Frozr II on my XFX 5830 instead :/
    
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post #8 of 12
6950 all the way. The 2GB will surely come in handy with AA.
 
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enfluenza View Post
6870 roughly equals a 5870.
so clearly a 6950 will beat it, AND the 2GB will help alot! make sure its a REFERENCE (with a few exceptions) card tho. get a MSI Twin Frozr III 6950, it is basically a reference board on roids, and the custom cooling keeps it ICE cold
ive got a Twin Frozr II on one of my 5830s and it never goes above 73 on full load @ 875Mhz
man i wish i had another Twin Frozr II on my XFX 5830 instead :/
Only in certain workloads will the 6870 be better than a 5870. The 6870 is about a 5830.
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post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
wow i didn't know that... i looked at some benches and they seemed pretty close
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