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..... and hoped to get some peoples opinions on here.

Basically, I currently have a gtx 460 that ocs nicely to 860mhz on the core clock. I have never really had any trouble running games but bf3 has decided ultra is too much for a 460!!

I have just bought an XFX XXX HD6950 1gb. I know it isn't much of an upgrade but all benchies seem a fair frames higher, and if I sell the 460, plus an old mobo and ram, the amd card pays for itself.

It has been many years since owning an ATI/AMD card (my last was a rage pro maybe 12 or so years ago) so I am a bit unfamiliar with them.

Have I made a fairly decent choice or should I just have waited for something else? Bearing in mind also that I'm on a low budget!!

Any help, as always, is most appreciated fellas
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A 6950 is a good upgrade from a 460, and a great card on a medium budget
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Um not to bash but why didn't you just pick up another GTX 460 and SLI? I did that for BF3 purposes and I couldn't be any happier. I can run everything on Ultra/High with 0 hickups and it only cost me additional $140 for the second card. With these cards I will wait till Kepler, sell them, and buy the high end card from that series. Is the 6950 unlockable? If so flash it to a 6970, but as far as performance in your current state, you wont see much of an improvement in the game
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Um not to bash but why didn't you just pick up another GTX 460 and SLI? I did that for BF3 purposes and I couldn't be any happier. I can run everything on Ultra/High with 0 hickups and it only cost me additional $140 for the second card. With these cards I will wait till Kepler, sell them, and buy the high end card from that series. Is the 6950 unlockable? If so flash it to a 6970, but as far as performance in your current state, you wont see much of an improvement in the game
to clarify, NO 1gb 6950 unlocks AFAIK.
     
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to clarify, NO 1gb 6950 unlocks AFAIK.
Thanks for the info, there you have it my man.
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to clarify, NO 1gb 6950 unlocks AFAIK.
That's not true
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Yep, haven't heard of 1GB 6950 unlocked. The 2GB, possibly but not all will.
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That's not true


unless somehow their cut from the same 6970 die, on the same 6970 pcb, and share the same amount of mem as the 6970, I don't believe the 1gbs have a shader unlock to 1536.

AGAIN, i could be wrong, but as far as I've seen for multiple sites when the 1gb variants did release (quite a few months back) there was no unlock availble.
     
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As far as I'm aware, there is no 'unlock' for the 1 gig version.

This isn't a dig, but why purchase the 1 gig version when the 2 gig is only marginally more expensive? Could you return it and purchase a 2 gig version?
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As far as I'm aware, there is no 'unlock' for the 1 gig version.

This isn't a dig, but why purchase the 1 gig version when the 2 gig is only marginally more expensive? Could you return it and purchase a 2 gig version?
Thats true, doesn't BF3 at 1080p consume upwards of 1.2gb at ultra?
     
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