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Hi,

First of all, I'm in Australia so sapphire toxic 6950 is not an option (they cost identical to 6970 here for some unknown reason). I would like to know whether it is worth spending the extra $100 to get a 6970 gigabyte 2GB instead of a 6950 gigabyte 1GB? What type of performance difference will I see in BF3?

Cheers in advance.
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I would just get the 6950 1GB and put the $100 towards maybe crossfiring them later on or even really soon.
    
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What about 2GB HD 6950? 1GB is not much these day unless you upgrade every 6 months.
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What about 2GB HD 6950? 1GB is not much these day unless you upgrade every 6 months.
It's not worth it here. You end up paying 30-40 bucks less than 6970. I would do that if I could buy off newegg though, definitely!
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Do you have a website we can look at that you shop at? I would like to look at the price's and stuff to compare.
    
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Do you have a website we can look at that you shop at? I would like to look at the price's and stuff to compare.
This is our cheapest supplier by far. http://msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf ...not very many options...:-(
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I'm guessing you would go with the 1G 6950 HIS for $232?

If you were thinking about upgrading and if you had a little bit more money that you would spend, You could go with the 2G 6950 Powercolor for $285. It's a $53 difference but I think would be better for "future-proofing" for a while.
    
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What resolution are you using?
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What resolution are you using?
I like 1900 x 1080... >45 fps on high settings.
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I'm guessing you would go with the 1G 6950 HIS for $232?

If you were thinking about upgrading and if you had a little bit more money that you would spend, You could go with the 2G 6950 Powercolor for $285. It's a $53 difference but I think would be better for "future-proofing" for a while.
GB has a better cooling system than HIS...plus HIS doesn't have fantastic reviews. Okay, so lets say I choose Powercolor 6950...is it not then worth the extra 70 bucks to the 6970?
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