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5830-->6950?

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Does it make sense to go from a 5830 to a 6950 2gb at this point, or should I wait for the 7000 series? I've had the 5830 for about a year and a few months. I can get the 6950 for $239 AR.

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Wait until 7xxx
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I would grab the 6950 toxic if you have the money. it has lots of power for the price.

but its all upto you. just my opinion.
$270 USD after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951
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Wait until 7xxx
How much of an improvement will the 7xxx series be?


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Bit expensive, but I've heard nothing but good things. Got to think on it.
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How much of an improvement will the 7xxx series be?
Huge, it's a die shrink and I believe a newer architecture. IIRC the rumors were that the 7970 will be a hell of a lot more powerful than the 6970
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Bit expensive, but I've heard nothing but good things. Got to think on it.[/QUOTE]

the three that I've had the pleasure of benching have been great, 2 of them unlocked and one of the unlocked cards was able to stable 950 core with little no problems. the one that didn't unlock even runs at 950 core perfectly fine also. just one of the unlocked cards didn't want to overclock past the 880 (which is still very good OC from reference)

GL with your purchases.
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Id say wait and see what the 7xxx has to offer first before spending any money. The 69xx might or will I should say drop in price when the 7xxx is release
    
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Or, depending on your specs, you could get a second 5830. Theyre going for around $95 used right now and that would give you more performance than a single 6950.
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Forgot it was a die shrink.......So, if all goes well, I imagine the cards will be smaller/less demanding, and infinitely more powerful, right? I wonder if the 7870 will surpass a 6950 2gb?

And if they aren't, I can always fall back on a card like the Toxic, since I imagine they'll still be around, but cheaper.
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Get this. Good stuff.
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