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post #1 of 11
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hi guys, as you can see my monitor below me.
which the resolution is 2560 x 1440.
which GPU should I brought for running it?
right now i'm consider to buying these GPUs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127581 [MSI lightning]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102915[sapphire]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150517[xfx]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161360[his]

or you guys have another idea?
like 6950 Xfire? single 6950 unlock[which I don't have any idea brand/models can unlock the shaders ]
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post #2 of 11
Two HD 6950 2GB cards should do the trick at about $500.

Really, the HD 6970 is not much better than the HD 6950, but it is about $100 more expensive... not worth the cost. It's better to just get two HD 6950s in crossfire.

I have this one. Sapphire is the best ATI/AMD card manufacturer, in my opinion.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Neitzluber View Post
Two HD 6950 2GB cards should do the trick at about $500.

Really, the HD 6970 is not much better than the HD 6950, but it is about $100 more expensive... not worth the cost. It's better to just get two HD 6950s in crossfire.

I have this one. Sapphire is the best ATI/AMD card manufacturer, in my opinion.
looks like the card can't be unlocked
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post #4 of 11
not guaranteed to unlock but still they are great cards and get my vote
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
not guaranteed to unlock but still they are great cards and get my vote
from what i've seen the cooler still just like the normal reference card.
is it really safe to unlock the 6950 to 6970?
or should I just stay normal with the 6950?
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post #6 of 11
+1 for crossfire 2gb 6950's. It should handle that resolution okay. And for the small amount of extra performance you actually get it's not worth the extra $100 for the 6970. I've also been looking to upgrade. I decided I don't game enough on my pc to justify the cost, i game mostly on my xbox, but if I were to upgrade I would def go with the 6950.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by edwardjlw View Post
+1 for crossfire 2gb 6950's. It should handle that resolution okay. And for the small amount of extra performance you actually get it's not worth the extra $100 for the 6970. I've also been looking to upgrade. I decided I don't game enough on my pc to justify the cost, i game mostly on my xbox, but if I were to upgrade I would def go with the 6950.
is it the performance of 6970 not really worth the money?
looks like everyone recommending take 6950

thanks for the replies so far.
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post #8 of 11
get the 6950's
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by g8vertical View Post
is it the performance of 6970 not really worth the money?
looks like everyone recommending take 6950

thanks for the replies so far.
The 6970 is a great card but for the extra $100 you spend over a 6950, the performance increase is minimal. I think dual 6950s are the way to go for you. You could go the nvidia route but I'm not really sure what your budget is.
    
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by edwardjlw View Post
The 6970 is a great card but for the extra $100 you spend over a 6950, the performance increase is minimal. I think dual 6950s are the way to go for you. You could go the nvidia route but I'm not really sure what your budget is.

around $400
I don't think nvidia VRAM will be enough covering my u2711 resolution
except I go for the 590 or 580 SLI
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