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wroth upgarde from 6870 t0 6950 or 5870??

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worth*

i wont be doing CFx and i have vx 550 psu which should be enough for both 6950 and 5870
Edited by sunnyFTW - 5/24/11 at 7:23pm
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post #2 of 48
no.

you won't notice the "upgrade". hold on to it until next cards come out.
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Your card is already equivalent to a 5870, you really wont notice any improvements in games if you upgrade as your card can already max out just about anything on the market right now.
     
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Stick with what you have. The loss in selling ur 6870 and getting a 6950 isn't worth it. Just wait for the 7xxx or 8xxx cards. I usually like to skip one generation before upgrading. Upgrading every generation seems wasteful as the performance yield isn't big enought.
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post #5 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
Your card is already equivalent to a 5870, you really wont notice any improvements in games if you upgrade as your card can already max out just about anything on the market right now.
A 5870 would crush the 6870...
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post #6 of 48
6950 is 10-15% faster than 6870. And in some games 20+% like Metro 2033 with tessellation.
Edited by TheBear - 5/25/11 at 2:38am
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thanks for reply guys

so final verdict should i wait for 7xxx ??
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A 5870 would crush the 6870...
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thanks for reply guys

so final verdict should i wait for 7xxx ??
You can try 2x hd6870 dual gpu card from powercolor(coming soon)
it'll give you huge improvement(a vx550 can handle it)
else wait for amd 7xxx or nvidia kepler.
Hope you like my suggestion.
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You can try 2x hd6870 dual gpu card from powercolor(coming soon)
it'll give you huge improvement(a vx550 can handle it)
else wait for amd 7xxx or nvidia kepler.
Hope you like my suggestion.
vx 550 cant handle 2x6870 :|
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