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post #1 of 29
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So, I'm looking into getting a better card for my system, idk if AMD is the best performance for the price at this range, so anyway...

What is the best card in this price range?
What card in this price range would scale best x2?
Opinions on this specific card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161372
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May I ask why it's a Phenom X2 in sig ? Thubans = x6

Also, 6970.
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post #3 of 29
i suppose amd is generally more bang for your buck in but that isnt to say ATI cards made by asus are more expensive because at any given time you can find any model around same price as other makers

i think sticking with ati will keep your price down and the best card you can buy sub 300 is going to be the 2g 6950 or a 6970 if u can find a good deal as a SINGLE card

as for crossfire in that price range

i think 2 6850s work well and prob are exactly at 300


also from a cooling standpoint i reckon that its better to have double fans because my amd cards i own are LOUD but my nvidia 560 ti for example is DEAD silent
Edited by eosgreen - 6/11/11 at 7:06pm
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post #4 of 29
Go for a 6950 2GB. It goes great for the mid-gaming sector and has potential to unlock.

Also would like to know why your limiting a 6 core to a 2 core.
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May I ask why it's a Phenom X2 in sig ? Thubans = x6

Also, 6970.
denebs and thuban are both phenom II's dude....
post #6 of 29
Reference 6950 then unlock I guess.

If you would consider a gtx 470 or gtx 560 TI then those are great cards in that price range too
post #7 of 29
It's pretty much impossible to buy a reference 6950 brand new anymore.

The 6950 2GB is still going to be your best bet.
    
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post #8 of 29
also his sig says x2 which is usually for cores but he means phenom 2
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post #9 of 29
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I was also wondering about other peoples opinions with the card I linked.
I heard the HIS ICEQ series ran a lot cooler and quieter than reference, and were already OC'd a good amount (not likely to unlock tho.)
I also heard that reference 6950's are no longer for sale?
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post #10 of 29
u cant get unlockable cards anymore for the 6950

the card you linked is fine

id go for an asus or MSI brand as i pref the stock coolers again its not going to matter much other then noise level
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