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I play at 1080p, but I don't think I need the 7000 series just yet, I'll be fine with the 6900 series.

I want to get one of the 6900 series not the 6800 ones. The 6950 also has a 2GB memory and good speed. Even 3D playing capabilities. Bit what are the main differences between 6950 and 6970?
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Is the xfx your friend is selling a reference card? If so jump on it and unlock it to a 6970!
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6950 is more then twice as fast as an 8800gts

thinking hmmm

8800gts ~ hd 3870
3870x2 ~ 4870
4870x2 ~5870
5870 + 10-15% ~ 6950

so a 6950 should be as fast as 4 and a bit 8800gts's
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Hi I want to get a graphics card and I was thinking of getting the Radeon 6950, will it be better than the geforce 8800 gts? Which card would give me better performance that I can notice. I was thinking of running games GTA IV at high settings (I can already play at mid settings) and other games like crysis 2 or future games like Battlefield 3. Will the 6950 do it, or should I get a different card.
I'm upgrading my current build which is an old one.

Currently I have a DDR2 800 2x2gb, AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE, nVidia Geforce 8800 gts and mobo: M2N-Sli Deluxe. I will be upgrading the ram to DDR3 2000 and the mobo to Asus Crosshair Formula V.

No point of changing your ram and mobo,the one you have is okey,
hd6950 is almost 4 times faster than 8800gts.
Get this version of hd6950:
sapphire hd6950 2gb toxic.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951
Its the best hd6950 in the market.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Aniket - 8/20/11 at 12:56pm
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I'm changing my ram and mobo because of some instability issues with the CPU and mobo, and I also want to do some overclocking that's why I'm changing these.

The card that the guy was selling is not a reference card he told me.
So Aniket, that sapphire card, can it be easily unlocked?
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