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Poll Results: Which setup you'd go for in term of raw playability.

Poll expired: Jun 7, 2011  
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    Setup 1
  • 84% (11)
    Setup 2
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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
Okay, so if I'm not mistaken :
6950 1gb > GTX 560 ?

If you check my first 3 choice on the 560
here is a 4th choice

4-Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card $238.16

I bet that 6950 will smoke a 560 ? I wouldn't dare unlocking it but may be overclock it a little
Overclocking helps the 6950 quite a bit. I went from 810 core and 1250 memory to 970 core and 1450 memory and it definitely help in games.

Me before overclocking it:
Me after overclocking it:

The 6950 really is a fantastic card, I think you'll be happy with it. I know I'm happy with it coming from a GTX 460 1GB.
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post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
I'm getting a "normal" Sapphire one, I wish I could get the TWII like yours.
I'm aiming at 900 It would be great hehe
I hope Trixx isn't junk
post #23 of 29
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I'm getting a "normal" Sapphire one, I wish I could get the TWII like yours.
I'm aiming at 900 It would be great hehe
I hope Trixx isn't junk
Normal one is still good and I love my Twin Frozr a little graduation present I got myself (mom freaked, dad let me). Also, Afterburner is always an option!
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post #24 of 29
don't get gtx 560 ti, it's not the best bang for buck. Get hd 6870 and then if you need more performance get another 6870, xfire with 6000 series scale very well.
    
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post #25 of 29
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Yeah but recently bought an Asus GTX 570 DCII and a 6870 DCII and MSI afterburner wouldn't let the voltage move at all (and I did check the cases needed to do so).
I heard Trixx was okay so I'll buy anyway
post #26 of 29
Setup 2, easily.

especially if you ever want to fold [may not be a factor but worth mentioning].
    
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post #27 of 29
Option 2 is better. You can replace the 560 with a 6950 2gb. That will allow you to add another since your mobo doesn't support SLI and if you don't want to mess with hacks. The 2gb will be vital in future games that are very video ram hungry, such as Witcher2, Shogun 2 and possibly BF3. I also think that BF3 will run better on ATI/AMD graphics.
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post #28 of 29
I heard if you manage to find a reference 6950 u can unlock it to a 6970, tht would be great for the price.
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post #29 of 29
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Option 2 is better. You can replace the 560 with a 6950 2gb. That will allow you to add another since your mobo doesn't support SLI and if you don't want to mess with hacks. The 2gb will be vital in future games that are very video ram hungry, such as Witcher2, Shogun 2 and possibly BF3. I also think that BF3 will run better on ATI/AMD graphics.
I really like this guys honesty haha you know he's probably not ****ting you cause hes got a gtx. This is a good forum. +1
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