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2gb is better than 1gb. Of you end up going to 3 screen gaming, you will get vram choked on a 1gb card.
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Love this town, everything including the bars is in walking distance. Small town feel right in the middle of everything, though its starting to get some population creep coming in from San Leandro/Hayward/Oakland

*Edit* - responded before I realized you had edited yours addressing eyefinity
We still go to Dougs place about once a month, great breakfast. I liked Castro Valley, I grew up in San Leandro and I know what you mean about the creep.
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2gb is better than 1gb. Of you end up going to 3 screen gaming, you will get vram choked on a 1gb card.
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We still go to Dougs place about once a month, great breakfast. I liked Castro Valley, I grew up in San Leandro and I know what you mean about the creep.
I took my son to Dougs on Saturday, they still have great food, unfortunately JD's has gone down hill. A few months ago I ordered my Bacon "soft cooked" and the waitress looked at me and said "we are too busy for special bacon orders, its all pre made in a tray" and refused to do soft cooked bacon for me, sad really JD's and Dougs used to battle, now days if I take the wife and son out it JD's is out of the question
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I'd get a 6970.
    
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post #15 of 28
for me, going from a 5850 to a 6950 was a bit of a sidegrade, i'm seeing maybe 15-30% improvement on avg fps. If you can find a 6950 or 70 for really cheep, then go ahead if you really have the upgrade itch badly Like I did.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=294
Edited by Gabkicks - 6/9/11 at 4:53pm
post #16 of 28
A 6970 at the least..
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buy 6950/6970 OC edition~
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I crossfired my cards in march, best upgrade ever ($150 for the 2nd card) doubled my performance in quite a few applications, a 6950 is basically equal to a 5870 (5-10% faster tops) the 6970 maybe 15-20% faster if that, I say get a 2nd 5870, but thats me, and thats what I did...
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post #19 of 28
Get another 5870 or wait for the 7xxx series card before upgrade.
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post #20 of 28
Not really. Worth. It.

Wait for 7xxx.
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