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Get a HD6950 as it has 2GB of VRAM and can easily surpass performance of HD6970..

When both at same clocks HD6950 is ~less than 5% slower than HD6970 an that's nothig compared to 100$ lower price tag..

HD6950 can easily OC and be faster than HD6970..

As for HD5970 it's a nice card WHEN DRIVERS PLAY NICE (CrossFire issues) and it's VRAM limited to 1GB per each GPU..

Also HD5970 GPU's have poor DX11 tessellation performance compared to HD69xx series..

I would go for that HD6950 2GB it's a killer card for just 230$..


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I think I'm gonna go with the 6950... $300 was already stretching my budget, I can't spend more on two 6870's. Plus this would leave room for another 6950 in the future.

Thanks a ton for all the quick advice!
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

I think I'm gonna go with the 6950... $300 was already stretching my budget, I can't spend more on two 6870's. Plus this would leave room for another 6950 in the future.
Thanks a ton for all the quick advice!

Yeah, I was just saying that the two 6870s as an option make the 5970 completely irrelevant. I would go with the 6950 myself.
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5970 will be harder to sell when you are done with it being a generation older.
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5970 will be harder to sell when you are done with it being a generation older.

Wouldn't be harder to sell, Its just by the time the 79xx lineup comes along, you wont see a fraction of what you paid for it. The 6950 will hold its value longer (im sure this is what you ment biggrin.gif). Unless the 79xx series effects the 69xx series prices.
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Just wondering if anyone else jumped on this deal? I got a reference card instead of the one with their custom PCB and cooler, which is fine with me. Just wondering if anyone else ordered one with the same result?

Also, this card unlocks to 6970 biggrin.gif

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