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post #11 of 17
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what about a 6870?
should also be fine at such a low resolution + older games
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post #12 of 17
A HD5870 would do you well! Plus the 4Gb stick of ram.

I had one and loved it, and have most of the games you listed.
I'm not quite sure how the HD5870 stacks up against the HD6950??? But the 5870 is one great card.
After the 5870, I went to using nVidia, so I can't give you any real comparison.

I could just guess that either way you go, you'll get a good jump in performance! I have read good things about the 6950.
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I run sli 460's, 200$ both 768mb and it does me fine on high settings and 4XAA on all games I own other then metro 2033.
    
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post #14 of 17
Thats a good idea, but I'm pretty sure he's looking to get through this upgrade with less money spent.

2-GTX460's can play anything, so again, good idea!
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post #15 of 17
i think GTX 570 SOC can do it.
or use GTX 460 SLi
post #16 of 17
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even at 1080 p 2 gb wouldn't be necessary for those older games. So even if you played brand new stuff at those resolutions 1gb is more than enough.
I agree. BC2 uses ~350MB on Oasis.
post #17 of 17
Grab that $140 6950 if you still can and keep your RAM, no use spending money if you don't need to.
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