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Haha nice, how's the noise / temps under load? It's quieter than reference right?

Very quiet, although louder than the 6850 it replaced. Idle is 32 Celsius and I have not observed over 60 Celsius under load. I will probably try some more intensive benchmarks in a row and see what I can drive the temps up to though.

Also, while I have heard it is quieter than the reference 6950, I do not have one to compare to.

Edit: Ran it pretty hard and never hit 60 degrees.
Edited by R1VER5 - 7/16/11 at 11:01pm
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Very quiet, although louder than the 6850 it replaced. Idle is 32 Celsius and I have not observed over 60 Celsius under load. I will probably try some more intensive benchmarks in a row and see what I can drive the temps up to though.

Also, while I have heard it is quieter than the reference 6950, I do not have one to compare to.

Edit: Ran it pretty hard and never hit 60 degrees.
Awesome, thanks for the info! Sounds like it's pretty quiet, and cool too!
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Unlike it's bigger brother the 6950 overclocks fairly well. Out of the two, the 6950 is your better option. It really starts to shine the more you pound it due to the extra VRAM. Who knows, you may even be able to unlock the shaders to make it a full fledged 6970.
    
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gaming =AMD 6950

application =gtx 560
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Unlike it's bigger brother the 6950 overclocks fairly well. Out of the two, the 6950 is your better option. It really starts to shine the more you pound it due to the extra VRAM. Who knows, you may even be able to unlock the shaders to make it a full fledged 6970.
I see, thanks. Extra VRAM? I'm only getting the 1GB model. Is the 2GB model worth another $60 on top of that?
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gaming =AMD 6950

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All right, cheers!
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6950 friend has some and gets higher fps then my 560 and handles aa ect better
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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.
    
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6950 friend has some and gets higher fps then my 560 and handles aa ect better
Ah, thanks
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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?
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