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Which 1 GB 6950? XFX or Sapphire

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I know the 2 GB ones are better, but I'm constrained by price and read performance gain isn't significant unless going over 1900 x 1200 resolution.

XFX Radeon 6950 is 209 after mail in rebate

and the Sapphire Radeon 6950 is 222 dollars after MIR. Any reason why I should get one over the other? And if you don't like it I'm also interested int he MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II here at 209 after MIR.

mainly for gaming, nothing over 1900 resolution.
Edited by mylilpony - 5/28/11 at 10:49am
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I have the MSI Twin Frozr II 6870 which was 179.99 after MIR from Fry's. Deal is still up. I am extremely satisfied with it, as my temps always stay below 60 degrees (Fans at 50%), even in the most graphic intensive games. I would highly recommend this card instead of the 6950.

If you MUST go with a 6950, go with the Sapphire. Their customer support and RMA's are generally better and faster than XFX's, even though XFX has lifetime warranty. I would go with Sapphire since that one will stay cooler as well.
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are we looking at same one? it comes up at 199 for me...not a lot of GPU deals for memorial day, im surprised.
Edited by mylilpony - 5/28/11 at 10:54am
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