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Should I upgrade to 5870 or 6950?

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I am currently using a 4850 and no longer want to hold out until the next generation of cards. I'm debating between a 5870 1gb for $150 or a 6950 2gb for $280 and hope to unlock.

Is the performance increase worth the extra $130??
post #2 of 5
I'd go with the 5870. Based on multiple benchmarks, the 5870 and 6950 have very similar results. The 6950 would only perform slightly better than the 5870.
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Go with the 5870, 2GB of vram is pointless at resolutions 1920x1080 and under. They are pretty much on par with each other.

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where are getting these prices?

the 5870 price is at the low end of the range and the 6950 is at the high end of the range.
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Thanks for the quick responses. 5870 it is.
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