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I can never figure out why people compare an overclocked 6950 to a reference 6970 @ stock. Just like you can push the 6950 to 880mhz/1375mhz you can also overclock the 6970 to 1Ghz/1450mhz.
I should also note that unlocking a card is like unlocking cores: There may be a high success rate but nothing is guaranteed.

It's similar to the argument about 5850 vs 5870s. A 5850 at 5870 speeds only has a difference of 3-5% depending on the game. When both are overclocked past 1ghz, the difference is still about the same. Even shader unlocks for the 6950s did not increase performance more than 1-3% in most cases.
    
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6970/6950 that unlocks. The performance in bf3 is equal to that of a 580 for the 6970 so a 570 would be a fair bit less. And it is cheaper. Don't let anyone scare you away by saying it has "driver issues".
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I am too lazy to overclock anything. Haven't even done my CPU yet. I will just buy the XFX 6970 and wait for an OC ferry to show up at my doorstep.biggrin.gif
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Btw XFX 6970 or Powercolor 6970 ????
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XFX sometimes has shoddy Customer Service, so I would be wary if you ever have to RMA. I like Powercolor more than XFX, as I hear less bad things about Powercolor.
    
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570 for raw performance.

What does this even imply? Are you trying to say that a GTX 570 has better gaming performance than a 6970??

I love my 570 what do you expect tongue.gif
     
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Btw XFX 6970 or Powercolor 6970 ????

Powercolor. Xfx often cheaps out on anything that is not reference.
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