Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI
6950 friend has some and gets higher fps then my 560 and handles aa ect better
Originally Posted by Senator
My mistake. I somehow glossed over that part.
Honestly the 1GB 6950 is still a solid choice. There is a reason Tom's Hardware recommends it so often for build and that they have selected it as the best choice for that price range. Personally I like the 2GB, as I doubt your ever going to downgrade from here, and the 2GB options helps you ensure you have enough VRAM for games like Crysis 2 an games like Skyrim (when you use mods). It's just a additional way top try and garner more life from a GPU. The 1GB variety is extremely similar to the 560 ti and IMO, go with whichever you find cheaper. While my point about unlocking remains valid, there are very few 1GB models that unlock successfully IIRC. Ergo either or for your choice.
I don't intend to flash it to the 6970 BIOS either way, I'll leave it as is.
Mmm, I'm not sure if I'll get the 2GB or not. Thanks for your help.
I was going to get the 1GB model shipped to me from pccasegear, however, the shipping is way more expensive than I thought. So, the nearest umart to me only has the 2GB model and it's $340.
Is it worth getting the 2GB 6970 for $392 or the 2GB 6950? Both are DCUII. Do I remember someone in this thread saying that the 6950 overclocks better than the 6970? Is this the case?