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btw, don't attempt to unlock your 6950 2gb as it will only gives you 2-3% performance maximum (shader unlock only because full 6970 bios unlock will break your 6950)


Shader unlock doesn't do anything but give you the extra 3-4%. Now Flashing to full 6970 bios might have an issue later in the future, but it wont break his card... By then he'll have upgraded.
Havn't heard of anybody unlocking their card to full 6970 bios having issues.
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Don't buy another 5770. It's old tech and is bad for tesselation. Get a 6870 and xfire later on, that'd be your best price/performance ratio. 6950 is a bit faster but not worth $70-80 more than 6870 ($165 after rebate).

btw, don't attempt to unlock your 6950 2gb as it will only gives you 2-3% performance maximum (shader unlock only because full 6970 bios unlock will break your 6950)
The reason i didnt want to go 68xx was because i didnt want to do what i did with the 5770 and buy a card the will only last me a year.. if i was gonna go 6870 i might as well pick up a 5770 for $80 off craigslist and wait for amd's next big thing....i want assurance i can max out games next year, half the reason i go PC is because my console friends water at the mouth when they see games like assassins creed 3 maxed out on my tv... $120 more than the average 6870 and i can buy that reference hd 6970..is it really not worth it?
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The reason i didnt want to go 68xx was because i didnt want to do what i did with the 5770 and buy a card the will only last me a year.. if i was gonna go 6870 i might as well pick up a 5770 for $80 off craigslist and wait for amd's next big thing....i want assurance i can max out games next year, half the reason i go PC is because my console friends water at the mouth when they see games like assassins creed 3 maxed out on my tv... $120 more than the average 6870 and i can buy that reference hd 6970..is it really not worth it?
Yes, by all means get a 6970.
    
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