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would you guys recommend staying with nvidia or switch over. with only 200-240bucks im at 720p right now switching to 1080 for the new card. i think i just want to know which is the best 6950 that still unlocks or in general is considered top tier. i might be able to stretch my budget to 250-260 but at that point idk. tryna max everything like a champ and have room for crossfire later. my board doesnt support SLI ;[
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I would've recommended MSI's 6950 TFIII but it's a bit more than your budget. Not sure though about its unlockability though. Maybe you can sell the 460 to free up some extra cash for the purchase.
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If you can find, a referance 6950 2gb would be your best bet for 250$.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133318 << GTX470

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127593 << MSI Twin Frozr II N560GTX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121446 << ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130664 << EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560 (Fermi)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102955 << SAPPHIRE HD 6870 Dirt3 Edition

^^^ Sub $220
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Inno3D GTX 560Ti.

Cheap, and extremely fast.
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post #8 of 15
these are pretty bad recommendations,
get a second GTX460 and put them in SLI, and get one with the same amount of VRAM as your current card, a major jump in graphics power, for as little as £50 second hand.

if you're looking for more future potential also, I'd sell the 460 for ~$90 and then use that for a new card also, Don't bother with a GTX570, I hear the performance is only a little better than an OC'd 560Ti, and they don't overclock as well.

look at the market place here, I've seen some 6950 2GBs go for pretty cheap if thats the card you're after..
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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post
these are pretty bad recommendations,
get a second GTX460 and put them in SLI, and get one with the same amount of VRAM as your current card, a major jump in graphics power, for as little as £50 second hand.
He said his board doesn't support SLI...
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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post
these are pretty bad recommendations,
get a second GTX460 and put them in SLI
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nice recommendation. his board doesnt support SLI.
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