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I know I am new to these forums but I have been reading them for about ~2 months now. They helped me build this computer which was my first one. First thanks for all the help I got from all the advice threads I saw in advance biggrin.gif. Now I have a question that Is hard to find a answer for so I am posting this for your input and thoughts.

At this current time I have a Saphire toxic 6950 minorly overclocked to 880/1375 with unlocked shaders (which seems to be the standard 6970 speeds which is why I bumped it just a touch). I am in no rush to crossfire it because at this time I do not have a need but it is something I want to do for future games and just for not having to worry about future games. I am just waiting for the right deal to come along. But my question is should i look for a unlockable 6950 to match done the road or get a 6970. Will I lose any or much performance? Or should I wait to see what the best deal I find is and go from there.

Thanks for your help in advance thumb.gif

Edit: My resolution is 1920 by 1080
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I would personally try to find a reference 6950 (with dual bios) so you can unlock it too and CF, just for the sake of it being the same card as the other one. Keep in mind it is possible to CF an unlocked 6950 with a 6970 and get the same results.
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It will be hard to find another 6950 unlocked as they don't come up to often anymore. To crossfire they need to be the same card I think so you would have to get another 6950 to crossfire.

A 6970 won't be a massive boost over a 6950 depending on the resolution you play at.
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From what I hear the difference between an unlocked 6950 and a regular 6950 is very small.

I wouldn't worry too much on finding "only" an unlocked 6950.

I would focus more on finding a good deal on a 6950, and if it unlocks then even better.
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