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I can get this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385 for 190 usd how does that sound deal wise to replace my 5770.
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Id wait and see what the 7 series has to offer. Maybe the prices will drop even more.
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You think they will go below 200?
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If you're going to overclock don't get it. I regret getting mine, there's no voltage control.
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Won't be able to OC anyway my PSU doesn't have much wattage to spare if i get this.
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I'd wait and see.

Got my 2GB 6950 Reference by ASUS for $225 shipped.

With 7 series coming out, I wouldn't be surprised if you could snag a 2GB card @ sub 200 or tipping 190s.
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If you are going to get a 6950, I would save like 40 more bucks and get the 2gb version... getting a 1gb version will be a waste, believe me, people will say you only need 1gb for a single monitor. False, I am running 1, 1080p monitor and I hit 1.5gb easy, sometimes more, with BF3 and other graphic intensive games. The extra gb of RAM will definitely be worth the extra money in the long run, especially if you dont plan on upgrading for a while. Trust me on this one thumb.gif I have many friends with both variants of the card, and i have a few 1gb and 2gb versions at work (game studio, so yes, we do do some benchmarks) and can say first hand, that that 1gb WILL be worth it! And it is possible to unlock most cards, tho only certain cards will actually unlock to a true 6970, and they are hard to get a hold of because I am not sure they are made anymore.... And yes more than just reference cards unlocked, some xfx (I believe the sapphire cards do still unlock and they are still sold on newegg when in stock) non-referance cards unlocked and were completely stable.

Best regards and good luck! I just upgraded to a 6950 2gb myself biggrin.gif
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ah i see thanks for the quick replies
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Originally Posted by Detahmaio View Post

I can get this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385 for 190 usd how does that sound deal wise to replace my 5770.

Im runing two of these and they do perform very well. No voltage control but mine overclock well at stock volts. I can get to 950/1450 stable (A mate can only get to 920/1400 on his). The 1Gb is an issue with the more modern games. I found that with warhammer space marine im running out of vram from time to time so I had to lower the quality settings (didn't seem to make much difference to the picture though)

They dump hot air into your case so good airflow is necessary.

I consider them to be a great buy, but next time round I am going to get one with 2Gb VRam.

Its a decent upgrade of your 5770.
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