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Would you consider exchanging a sapphire 6950 2Gb non-ref for a 5970 2Gb. I have been offered a 5970 from a friend, in exchange for my 6950. I would like the performance boost, but I'm not sure about the 5970's age and if its drivers are optimised for todays games.
Can I get any input from you guys..........
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definitely the 5970 is the better card. for those that does not know 5970's overclock like crazy and overclocks waaayyy past 5870 clock speeds. this is a no brainer imo. get the 5970. although it's older gen it's still a lot faster than a 6950 2gb. it's not even close
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I wouldn't to be perfectly honest. Obviously its up to yourself, the 5970 has more raw power, but the 69xx series cards are very efficient, and a bit more optimized. not to mention their alot more recent. The 5970 is a beast of a GPU, but its getting dated at this stage, again, this is just my opinion. If it were me, not a hope would i trade. IF you get stuck for FPS is the future all you need do is just pop another 6950 in for crossfire. which more then supasses the 5970.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/24/11 at 4:33am
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I know its a lot faster, I would like to know if theres any driver issue I should know about first, since its a bit dated....
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post #5 of 16
i've owned a 5970 before and there isn't much problem tbh. go for it.

btw if you sell your 5970 you can prolly buy a 6970. not so sure tho
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i've owned a 5970 before and there isn't much problem tbh. go for it.

btw if you sell your 5970 you can prolly buy a 6970. not so sure tho
Just curious here but, if the card is as good as your suggesting, why don't you still have it, over the 6k cards you have atm?
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What about the micro stutter that I hear everyone talks about, is it common on all 5970 or only some are experiencing it???
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5970 = more raw power
6950 = better for tessalation (future proof), crossfire them and the performance is better then a single 5970.

Ask your friend why he wants to trade it....
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I wouldn't trade it, Your better off holding it and getting another 6950 for better performance and scaling than the 5970.
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I am with Capox!

Why does he want to trade? i would stick with your 6950 with the opportunity to add a 2nd card later on if you really want to experience crossfire.

plus the 2Gb 5970 actually has 1Gb per GPU you have more usable VRAM wtih the 2Gb 6950!
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