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Is it worth getting the HD 6950 over the HD 6870 for this rig? What type of fps jump would I get?

i5 2500K
G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX
550W XFX Pro
SSD drive
1.5tb 5400rpm hdd
blu ray drive

I'd like to play most games at max on either 1440x900 or 1920x1080.
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post #2 of 6
Depends on the game, the 6950 is significantly faster - 20 - 30% depending on the game - as long as you can afford it, go for the 6950, it will be able to play games on higher settings for longer than the 6870.

I would recommend not getting a 5400rpm drive, 7200rpm drives are significantly faster.
Edited by appleg33k85 - 8/9/11 at 6:41am
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You would be so frustrated with an awesome video card like that having to wait forever for that HDD to load.
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Originally Posted by SammyG View Post
You would be so frustrated with an awesome video card like that having to wait forever for that HDD to load.
Which is why I said SSD.
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ssd will work great for a boot drive, but for your media storage I would still go 7200 RPM. it is better for transferring data between the two and accessing files, and really not that much more expensive.
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ssd will work great for a boot drive, but for your media storage I would still go 7200 RPM. it is better for transferring data between the two and accessing files, and really not that much more expensive.
I already own a 1.5 tb 5400rpm drive though, it's a Samsung HD154UI and it beats my 7200rpm 320gb WD3200AAJS.
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