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I love AMD price/performance so I will probably stick with them. I just wanted some info from you guys if the 6950 1gb is worth getting over the 6870. 6870 is priced at $166.99 AR and the 6950 1gb is at $214.99 AR. I feel its time to retire this poor old 4890
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Yes it is worth it because you can unlock the 6950 to a 6970.
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you can unlock the 1gb ones?
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I think it's just the 2GB ones and they have changed the design so not all 6950's unlock anymore, but if you can snag one that does it would definitely be worth it.
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Yes it is worth it because you can unlock the 6950 to a 6970.
Not necessarily.

6870 is fantastic for the price.
    
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I love AMD price/performance so I will probably stick with them. I just wanted some info from you guys if the 6950 1gb is worth getting over the 6870. 6870 is priced at $166.99 AR and the 6950 1gb is at $214.99 AR. I feel its time to retire this poor old 4890
Yes, it's worth it. By the way, you can get about $80 for your 4890 here on our For Sale section. Mine sold last week within a day or so at that price.
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6870 price/performance is better than 6950 price/performance. 6870 xFire is amazing btw!
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damn I just jumped on the xfx 6950 1gb for $209 AR with dirt3. ive been waiting for it to go back to its discounted price, it was $219 AR and 8$ shipping before. the 6870 price looked great though, didnt seem worth it to pay 50+ for like 10 extra fps but i did it anyway. and ive been trying to sell my 4890 for a while no rep tho, but if someone can help me out itd be appreciated
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also when I get the dirt3 code im probably going to try and get rid of that also since I already own the game so if someone could help ty.
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damn I just jumped on the xfx 6950 1gb for $209 AR with dirt3. ive been waiting for it to go back to its discounted price, it was $219 AR and 8$ shipping before. the 6870 price looked great though, didnt seem worth it to pay 50+ for like 10 extra fps but i did it anyway. and ive been trying to sell my 4890 for a while no rep tho, but if someone can help me out itd be appreciated
sooo... you bought the 6950 or the 6870? I'm confused...
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