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Ok, ?I have made up my mind as to what cards I want to upgrade to. 6950's look pretty sweet to me. Decent price to performance ratio The goal is: run 3x 24'' monitors in eyefinity the only problem I am running into is which 6950's?
these are the cards that have my attention ATM. I plan to buy one now and a little bit down the road I'll pick up the other one. But no clue which to get!! please give advice! Thank you guys!

This XFX 6950 is calling my name the most. I plan to make them swimmers by the end of winter and I really LOVE the idea of the black PCB in my rig lol.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 10/26/11 at 7:33pm
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Sapphire Dirt 3 editions.
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Sapphire Dirt 3 editions.
Why do you suggest this card? What make's it better than the others?
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Honestly the XFX 6950's get the worst OC/performance reviews from what I've seen. I had to return my XFX 6950 cuz it was a dud.
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I have had great experiances with my asus 6950 2gb cards. They oc very well, stay very cool and i had no prob at all flashing them to a full 6970 and get an oc of 950/1551 on stock 1.175 6970 volts.
I run them this way 24/7, but than again they are asus and yes i am a complete asus fan have been for years and will be for as long as they continue there great products/support.
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Honestly the XFX 6950's get the worst OC/performance reviews from what I've seen. I had to return my XFX 6950 cuz it was a dud.
If the only down side to XFX cards is that they don't OC all that well it won't bother me too much. I'm not that big on overclocking lol. but it is noted!

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I have had great experiances with my asus 6950 2gb cards. They oc very well, stay very cool and i had no prob at all flashing them to a full 6970 and get an oc of 950/1551 on stock 1.175 6970 volts.
I run them this way 24/7, but than again they are asus and yes i am a complete asus fan have been for years and will be for as long as they continue there great products/support.
For years I too have been a fan boy but due to a recent mobo issue and one big nightmare dealing with their coustomer service I'm not very happy with them. I was so unhappy I cancled my order for a Sabertooth board and went with the Giga UD3 in my sig rig..shame too. I have used ASUS boards for years! but their customer service is not treating me very well at this time.

I'll take another look at the ASUS cards though
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If the only down side to XFX cards is that they don't OC all that well it won't bother me too much. I'm not that big on overclocking lol. but it is noted!



For years I too have been a fan boy but due to a recent mobo issue and one big nightmare dealing with their coustomer service I'm not very happy with them. I was so unhappy I cancled my order for a Sabertooth board and went with the Giga UD3 in my sig rig..shame too. I have used ASUS boards for years! but their customer service is not treating me very well at this time.

I'll take another look at the ASUS cards though
Sorry to hear you are haveing probs with them, that never sits well with me either, but it seems like you know what asus is about and there products, maybe a second chance could be a thought.But there are others that are good out there too.
    
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I love my cards Bf3 max out no problem always 60+ fps. However it's not going to run bf3 in eyefinity maxed out with that frame rate. Will still do really well i image. Make sure you get the 2gb cards if you are going eyefinity
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Toxic cards have the higest Percent to unlock into 6970s
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^ It's also a true blower-style cooler, which is better for multi-card setups IMO, since they'll exhaust out of the case instead of dumping heat all over each other.
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