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Upgrade to 560 ti or 6870 or 6950?

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I think title says it all. rolleyes.gif

my res. is 1440x900 looking to upgrade someday but lets just focus on that res. if i upgrade then i will buy a second card to CF/SLI depending on which card smile.gif

i want a quiet, cool, powerful card that can max out games at that res. especially FPS and TPS biggrin.gif
post #2 of 42
Any of those would be fine. The 6950 (especially if you can get one that unlocks) would probably be your best bet if you decide to upgrade resolution within a few months. Otherwise, any of those will destroy that resolution.
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post #3 of 42
At that res either the 560 ti or 6870 would be plenty. Even a gtx 460 would be pretty good if you plan to do sli later.
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post #4 of 42
6870 is slower then the 560ti.


560ti and 6950 are on par -Tom's Hardware


Get the cheapest out the two. Would learn at the 6950 as its got 2gb rather the 1gb.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/7/11 at 9:27am
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ok if i'm going to go with the 6950 which brand or manufacturer?
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Originally Posted by Tregasus;14496364 
ok if i'm going to go with the 6950 which brand or manufacturer?

Doesn't matter really, but I would recommend MSI.
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post #7 of 42
gtx 560ti imo as it will give marginally better performance than hd6950 and overclocks easily to gtx 570 levels..

+ at ur resolution that 2gb framebuffer will be useless...1gb frame buffer of gtx 560ti would be enough..

but ultimately take which is cheaper...
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post #8 of 42
Msi..Asus .. xfx are nice but they crap on customers when its RMA time.

MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 2GB
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tregasus;14496364 
ok if i'm going to go with the 6950 which brand or manufacturer?

Sapphire my friend , they make the best 4850 hd i ever owned
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post #10 of 42
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what about this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102921 it's the 1 gb version but it looks nice and seems to run pretty cool and quiet or this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945 2gb version
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