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Does anyone know which one of these 2 should i take ?
I've been thinking about this for 2-3 weeks and still can't decide
Here is my info for games so that you can help me.

I will be running games at 1920x1080 with textures at MAX
I won't have AA on, unless IF those jagged lines would annoy me so much then i would turn 2x AA maximum.
I won't play games like Crysis, Metro 2033 and those on benchmarks.
Only GTA IV, BFBC2, Witcher 2, COD MW2, GTA SA, TES IV: Oblivion, NFS MW.

I thought about HD 6870 to buy it, the good thing is that i will save up some money, while actually 2 GB would come in handy with games like GTA IV and TES IV Oblivion.But i don't know is it worth it to add another 50$ for HD 6950.
So which one should i choose ?
Thanks
post #2 of 9
6950.
    
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post #3 of 9
Yes.
If you can swing the extra money get the 6950. Its far more powerful, and far more future resistant.
Always get the most powerful single GPU you can afford.
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post #4 of 9
HD 6950 offers more then just 2GB. It also has more processing power. 1404SP vs 1120SP.
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post #5 of 9
6950, and i dont think u need to worry about the ram on the gpu u are getting because that does not really affect you unless u play at huge resolutions, i started running out of ram on my 2 6950s when playing dirt 3 at 5760x1080...

and like others said, 6950 is best to buy because it will be good for future games
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post #6 of 9
6950, with the ability to take it to a 6970 with a few setting bumps.. Amazing little cards, I have 2 x 6970 and LOVE them.
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post #7 of 9
6950. Go buy it. Now.
You get better performance and a bigger frame buffer. If money is not a problem in the purchase, it is really a no-brainer
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6950 no doubt..
    
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post #9 of 9
If you can afford the 6950, then.. That's that.
If you can find a reference card, you could effectively have a 6970 in your hands
 
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