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Hello Guys,

Because i will be RMA'ing my HD6950, because it artifacts.
(Whas flashed to Shader Unlock, but it artifacted actually since the beginning. But was only in a 2 games, and hardly noticable. So i thought i was a driver error or something. But all of a sudden it artifacts very good to see in BFBC2 and MOH 2010. Now its flashed back to default but still artifacts stock.frown.gif)

I have €80 to spare for a card to last be till i get my hd6950 back from rma.

Ive found 2 possibilities:
Palit GeForce GTS450 1GB €80
vs
Asus HD6670 1GB €80

It appears to be that the GTS450 is %5 faster, but the reason i would choose the ATI is because im allready running a ati/amd card with drivers now.

But the main qeustion is, wich one is the better overal overclocker?
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€80 while you're waiting for an RMA???

-____-

My suggestion is just tough it out, and not just because of the money. 99% of everything we buy for our computers we don't really need, this really isn't any worse.
But my concern would be drivers, especially if you get the GTS 450. If you just waited you wouldn't have to clean drivers out, download new ones, etc.
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I still have to RMA the card, i still have it.

But the thing is i pay €80 now, but after i get my HD6950 back, i can sell it so....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prescotter;14296438 
I still have to RMA the card, i still have it.

But the thing is i pay €80 now, but after i get my HD6950 back, i can sell it so....

Just get a really cheap card, like an HD5450. You would get a horrible return by selling the first 2 cards and it's probably not worth the hassle. You could always use it as a backup card for testing comps without integrated video and the like.
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post #5 of 11
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The thing is, a hd5450 wont even run BFBC2 @ low man...
While i think a GTS 450 / 6670(a rebranded ati 5670 or whatever) will run atleast medium @ 720p

And i want atleast to be able to play atleast some games...

But do you know wich one is the better Overclocker?
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by prescotter;14296500 
The thing is, a hd5450 wont even run BFBC2 @ low man...
While i think a GTS 450 / 6670(a rebranded ati 5670 or whatever) will run atleast medium @ 720p

And i want atleast to be able to play atleast some games...

But do you know wich one is the better Overclocker?

I personally wouldn't even bother with games until I could do it properly, but if you really want to, you'll have better luck with the gts 450.
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post #7 of 11
gts 450 is weaker than a gtx260 ... i will say go for a gtx 460 for future proof, is really worth the money.
post #8 of 11
Look for a cheap second hand card, like 8/9 series nvidia. will be cheap and wont lose value in the time it takes for 6950 to come back.
    
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post #9 of 11
If you just wanna play for a while when waiting for RMA, you'd better buy a GIGABYTE one coz' they offer a trade-able 3-years warranty, so that if you wanna trade it the buyer can still use the warranty.

And 450 is apparently better than 6670, but 450 needs a 6-pin power input and 6670 needs not, they all have their advantages so it's just up to you.
post #10 of 11
Get a used 8800GT, GTS250 or HD4580, its the best and cheapest choice
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