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It worked just fine the 6950 i just got a great deal on it and wanted to see what else i can get ... i am leaning twords a 570 gtx or a 580 or 6970 ... but at those resolutions i am not sure what do do cause the 6950 was great .....
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I was running a unlocked HD6950 2GB (so essentially a 6970) in my rig and recently upgraded to a GTX 580 running a 30" at 2560x1600. I can tell you that my OC'd 580 certainly gave me a performance boost, but in terms of playability at the same graphics settings, there was not a huge difference. For instance Battlefield BC2 went from 66 fps average to 82 average. A boost for sure, but my eye cannot tell the difference and the game is maxxed. Similarly, Metro 2033 went from 42 average to 48 average. Again, about 20% more performance, but I cannot tell the difference when playing. A 6970 should give you 5-15% boost over your 6950 if you are not willing to OC, depending on the game. There are plenty of reviews out there that illustratrate the performance differences between the 6950,6970 and 580.
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For the budget of $340, the 6970 will be your best bet due the the 2 GB VRAM. Sure, a GTX 580 3 GB will be super awesome, but it comes with a nice price tag as well.

Hind sight though, you should have kept your 6950 2 GB and just crossfire with another 6950 2 GB and would have been set for that resolution.
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I been looking here and HC and i can get a 580 gtx for about 350 i think i am going to go with that unless someone gots a better idea???? whats the differance in a 570 vs 580???
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I been looking here and HC and i can get a 580 gtx for about 350 i think i am going to go with that unless someone gots a better idea???? whats the differance in a 570 vs 580???
unless you go for a 3gb gtx 580, it will be pointless. and gtx 570 = 6970 (but it will be slower at that res because the 6970 has more vram).
    
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I am just looking for play able not 100 + fps ... and a bump over the stock 6950 ....

Edit 1:
PLease ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE 1440p or 1600p tell me what they have found and what works for them I like other peoples 00.02$ but would rather have RL experience
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I need a card to push 27 inch 2560x144 or 30 inch 2560x1600.... ... what are your guys picks ... everyone compairs crap at the 1200p .... i need 1440p and 1600p ... (I can go back!!!)

I am looking at 340 or less....

This looks tempting ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150517
Dual GTX 580's would be great.... or a single 580.... or dual 6970....
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Dual GTX 580's would be great.... or a single 580.... or dual 6970....
You didnt read what you quoted?
budget of 340?


GTX580 without doubt.
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I been looking here and HC and i can get a 580 gtx for about 350 i think i am going to go with that unless someone gots a better idea???? whats the differance in a 570 vs 580???
Where are these $350 580's you speak of? I thought they were still around $500?
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You didnt read what you quoted?
budget of 340?


GTX580 without doubt.
Saw after I posted lol.... if u could swing a 580 for 340 it would be worth it, maybe used?

Also you might want to just save a little money and get a new 580...
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