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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
Its not even an upgrade "itch" i just want to be able to post good lap times without having to worry about the game having a seizure and putting me into the wall bumping me to last place
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And lose my Eyefinity, NEVER!
The 69XX cards do much better with Eyefinity than the 58XX did. That being said I would jump on a 2GB card.

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Its not even an upgrade "itch" i just want to be able to post good lap times without having to worry about the game having a seizure and putting me into the wall bumping me to last place
If the game is having a seizure, than you might want to look into what is running in the backgroud. I would also recommend getting and SSD. The game having a seizure is not related to your vide card. It's a software thing. You could try newer drivers, but honestl I would jump on an SSD and do a new install.

A 5870 should get a min of 39 FPS and averge 50 FPS in Shift. Source is below.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...mance_review/5
Edited by scaz - 6/10/11 at 5:50am
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What game are you playing?
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6950 is a pretty decent bump in DX11 performance

6950 and 5870 benchmarks
   
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sometimes, having firefox running in the backtround will cut my fps in half, so i usually make sure to close that.
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I close everything when I am gaming, and the FPS will be fine until a sudden STOP, picture completely freezes, can hear the drone of the engine (though its stuck, letting off the gas doesnt make the noise go away) and it will sit frozen at that screen for anywhere from 1-10 seconds before jumping back to game play at full speed, usually with me hitting a wall.
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I just did around 2 laps at suzuka gp with the Lexus ISF and 15 other cars on grid. max gfx @ 1080p and ran fraps benchmark:

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
13179, 247938, 40, 62, 53.154

I wish i'd done some runs w/ my 5850 before selling it.
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Upgrades are always worth it if the price is right.

Post your ballpark sale and buy prices and we can make a determination.
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