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What is the resolution for that monitor?
Something like 1360x768 would be a waste to drop that kind of cash on a card.
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Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
Sapphire seems like the best company. Seems XFX uses the bait and switch tactic. (Replaces cards internals with lower quality components)

I did get this Gtx-260 free from a friend about 2 weeks ago. (Just built this system) So im willing to bet i could sell it on Ebay or Cl for around $70? The 6970 is just a little to much thats why im looking at 6950's.
Not to mention whenever I see XFX cards on sale its always 20 or 30$ mail in rebates. They want your money now and hope the rebate gets lost in the mail.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DON'T SWITCH!!! JK

From an gtx 260, I agree with everyone that it will be a massive upgrade, at least twice the performance on either the 570/6950...

As far as companies go, I have recently been reading lots of RMA horror stories on XFX...
and would definitely recommend EVGA for Nvidia...

Good Luck and have fun as either choice shouldn't disappoint...
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post #14 of 34
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No, i wont be replacing it. (Also got the monitor free from the friend) Really cant afford anything else atm.
Well, if anything, look for used or refurbished cards. EVGA has some decent deals in their B-Stock section.

Also, there's no point spending money to improve "performance" if you won't notice it. $250 for a few extra arbitrary frames is kind of a waste.
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What is the resolution for that monitor?
Something like 1360x768 would be a waste to drop that kind of cash on a card.
I play at 1440x900.

Oops meant 1440x900.
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I play at 1400x900.
Are you unsatisfied with the performance of your 260?
post #17 of 34
i'd grab a 6870 and a new monitor

6870 would still be round 80% faster then a 260
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post #18 of 34
Try a lower Graphics Card for that screen resolution as 6950 will be just not worth it unless your going/thinking of upgrading. My suggestion is 6850 or a 6790 depending on your gaming needs or a Nvidia GTX550Ti or a GTX560Ti.
post #19 of 34
OP, I did the exact same thing you did. My last cards were GTX 260 in SLI. And I switched to 6950 2 GB Crossfire. So far loving them. No issue what so ever. All these driver and multi card issues are either myth or PEBCK.
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just wait, rumours have the new amd gpu line within the next 3 months, the new nvidia line by febuary
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