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post #1 of 23
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Hey guys.
I'm currently thinking between these 3 graphic card's which one is mostly best for performance ?

Asus HD 6950 DirectCU II 1 GB
(http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/A...1GD5/#overview)

Sapphire HD 6950 TwinCooler 1 GB
(http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...=0001&pid=1271)

Sapphire HD 6950 1 GB
(http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0)

Gigabyte HD 6950 OC 1 GB
(http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3693#ov)

Also i found something interesting.
I heard this before that only 2 GB HD 6950 are able to unlock shaders to HD 6970, and while i was looking at a Sapphire HD 6950 1 GB review

I heard that it can unlock shaders to HD 6970, while other 2 can't, so this made me to confusion
Anyway, recommend me which one of these 3 would you take, and is that information about Sapphire card true
Thanks
Edited by blabla21 - 8/18/11 at 2:54pm
post #2 of 23
Id get the asus but thats just me.

the other two are almost the same. and i personally have more allegance to asus than to Sapphire
     
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Yes, if you can manage to find a 2GB reference 6950, it can be unlocked to a 6970. I believe this works because the reference 6950 used the same PCB as the 6970. Now, all of the current 6950's have a slightly different design.

I've heard the 1GB (non-reference) models can also be unlocked, but is very risky to do. Plus you will still only have 1GB of vram
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I guess the Asus card have the best cooler and because of that, you may get higher overclocks.
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post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, but is there anyone else to answer ?
Thanks
post #6 of 23
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I forgot to mention.
When you decide which one should i go with, please put Pros and Cons of it.
But since for now everyone suggested to i go with Asus one, can someone tell me the Pros and Cons of it.
Thanks
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by blabla21 View Post
I forgot to mention.
When you decide which one should i go with, please put Pros and Cons of it.
But since for now everyone suggested to i go with Asus one, can someone tell me the Pros and Cons of it.
Thanks
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post #8 of 23
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Added a new GPU
Gigabyte HD 6950 OC 1 GB
This one has 3 coolers
post #9 of 23
I'd take the ASUS
 
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None of them, get a 2gb vram card.
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