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I'm glad you can be the judge of my attitude. Thumbs up "mate".

I understood the post and why he still recommended the 6950 (with 2GB ram). I still recommend the GTX 570. If anything, the attitude of "Did you read the 2 posts above you?" came off as snarky and piss poor.

So, as it stands to reason...........GTX 570 is my vote and I stand by it.
lol, sry about that. Yeah, the "did you read the two posts above you" did trigger everything. You're definitely entitled to your opinion. Anyway, let's move on and help the OP.
And give the GTX570 1.5GB vram and above and It'll have my vote in a heartbeat lol.

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agreed. but I also have read that this saphiere 6950 can be unlock to 6970 bios with easy bios mod. I am fighting with price now.
I'd still go with the 6950 If and only if it is guaranteed to unlock. You won't be let down by either choice though. And for single monitor 1080p gaming, I haven't seen *many* GTX570 owners complain
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So, as it stands to reason...........GTX 570 is my vote and I stand by it.
you are voting for BF3 gaming right? I am upgrading because I want to play BF3 as I can play it on ultra and save me more money
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Save your self some money and grab a 6950, the memory is needed.
Edited by Faint1001 - 10/3/11 at 9:23am
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Well, seeing as how the game uses more ram than the standard 570 has this should really be a no brainer?
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Neither card will Max it on Ultra. Not sure the effect running out of VRAM is but if its something that effect game play and would not get GTX570.
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^ thing is I've seen posts showing that even if it "uses" more than that there's not performance difference? I am truly curious though b/c I am having these thoughts on swapping out GPUs lol
    
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Dont forgett the 6950 can be unlockedto 6970, + more memory.
I'd only advise that with a dipswitch on the PCB though, otherwise you might brick the card.

The other thing to consider is the 6950s and 6970s are terrible overclockers, the 560Ti and 570 will run rings around them
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you are voting for BF3 gaming right? I am upgrading because I want to play BF3 as I can play it on ultra and save me more money
Unless you plan on crossfiring two 6950's.........get the GTX 570.

Yes, you may be limited in vram in the future......however....how many games currently take full advantage of more than 1GB of vram? Not many.

Crossfire 6950 2GB's for futureproofing........or go single card and get the GTX 570. BF3 runs epic on mine.
    
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Neither card will Max it on Ultra. Not sure the effect running out of VRAM is but if its something that effect game play and would not get GTX570.
extra VRAM is effecting some 1~2 fps right?
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x2 6870's beat gtx 580 and is cheaper choice but you wont have the memory.
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