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Hi, would a 6950 2gb be an overkill for 1440x900?
Some time later might end up with 1600x900 or 1680x1050
And what else would i be able to buy for that price range?
I really want a 6970, but im kinda off a bit.
 
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No such thing as overkill, just future proofing
If you want great FPS it will work wonders.
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6950 2gb would be a great card for that res for atleast the next 2-3 years. I'm sure most people will say you're better off getting a 6850 or GTX 550 ti, but 6950 2gb will give you alot more power and you'll be able to max most games for some time to come
    
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Definitely not overkill.

Just don't underkill it.
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Originally Posted by FlamingMidget View Post
No such thing as overkill, just future proofing
If you want great FPS it will work wonders.
sadly in the PC world there is no such thing as futureproof either when it comes to GPU's I'd just buy the best you can afford atm. At least there is no such thing as overkill
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It'll be more than enough for that resolution, plus i won't build your hopes up (as it's getting rare now) but some 6950's can be unlocked to 6970's.

You could also look in the ForSale thread here on OCN, for people that could be selling actual unlocked models.
 
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6950 2gb would be a great card for that res for atleast the next 2-3 years.
I rather doubt that this in 3 years everything will work fine with these cards.
Look at the 7XXX series and how powerful these are. I am sure soon will game developer make use of this power.
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The Tahiti XT based HD 7970 is said to perform equivalent to the Dual chip based HD 6990 which features two HD 6970 Cayman XT Cores.
[Quote from http://wccftech.com]

So for now its an overkill and if you aren`t in an upgrade rush I would wait for the next generation cards. Even if you don`t buy a next gen. card - the "old" ones will sell for a decreased price.
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 11/6/11 at 3:38am
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