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Poll Results: should I take the offer?

 
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    nah, keep both 460 and upgrade later to a bigger nvidia card
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    yeah, take the 6950 2gb, ditch nvidia and use a hack for physx
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post #11 of 19
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Thanks for all replies so far guys. It has helped me understand and learn a bunch.
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post #12 of 19
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well that rather does go along with what i say tho about how the SLI of 460's will be more powerful yet hit that Vram wall, but yes will still be crawling.

I just wanted to emphasize the crushing finality of vram choke.
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post #13 of 19
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I just wanted to emphasize the crushing finality of vram choke.

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Thanks for all replies so far guys. It has helped me understand and learn a bunch.

well if you ever can crossfire it im sure you'll be really pleased with it even more smile.gif i hope you enjoy it biggrin.gif it's a step up.
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post #14 of 19
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I see. so basically, you are saying AA= 8x is not that much of improvement but you should at least run 2X in both AA and AF?

AA is a whole lot more stressful and not as beneficial the higher your resolution is. I'd run 2x just for good measure, but anything more than that will probably not be noticeable. As for anisotropic filtering, I'd crank it way up. It hardly effects performance in my experience and it's not as dependent on resolution.
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post #15 of 19
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Hey guys, I have one more quick question for you before completing the trade.

Once I get the 6950, I plan to use modded drivers to get physx with a GT240. It might be a hassle but I know it can be done, however, I have an Optoma GT720p and I wanted to buy 3D lenses for it for bluray playback mostly and use the GT240 with Nvidia vision since it was going to be installed for physx, . I always thought of nvidia because is the only one I know of. Will 3D mode work with modded drivers this way or is there another alternative to 3D for ATI users that will work out with projectors or monitors etc ?
Edited by Razorstorm - 2/7/12 at 7:49pm
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post #16 of 19
Is the HD 6950 that your'e getting the FleX edition or will you be using an active display port adapter with a vanilla 6950? Or are your monitors display port enabled? I was wanting to get the HD 6870 FleX, but with only 1GB of RAM, I didn't think the 1GB would be sufficient. I noticed NewEgg doesn't offer the 6950 or 6970 FleX edition anymore and was tempted to get the none-FleX and snag a display port to dvi adapter. And also the 6970 FleX was like $400 where the 6950 non-FleX is around $220! I'm running in 5760x1200, though I may flip it to 3600x1920. Still same effective resolution though, just not so elongated.)

Anyone have any thoughts?

(Sorry to thread jack, I didn't think starting a new thread would be entirely necessary since we're in sort of similar circumstances.)
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post #17 of 19
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Is the HD 6950 that your'e getting the FleX edition or will you be using an active display port adapter with a vanilla 6950? Or are your monitors display port enabled? I was wanting to get the HD 6870 FleX, but with only 1GB of RAM, I didn't think the 1GB would be sufficient. I noticed NewEgg doesn't offer the 6950 or 6970 FleX edition anymore and was tempted to get the none-FleX and snag a display port to dvi adapter. And also the 6970 FleX was like $400 where the 6950 non-FleX is around $220! I'm running in 5760x1200, though I may flip it to 3600x1920. Still same effective resolution though, just not so elongated.)
Anyone have any thoughts?
(Sorry to thread jack, I didn't think starting a new thread would be entirely necessary since we're in sort of similar circumstances.)

For eyefinity you need at least 2GB, nothing less. The flex edition cards are discontinued but for your resolution I would get a 6970 regardless of your monitor position.
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Why not the 6950? Same RAM, but some locked shaders and it's slightly underclocked, I thought? I'd be saving a lot more if I got the 6950 and snagged an adapter.
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post #19 of 19
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Why not the 6950? Same RAM, but some locked shaders and it's slightly underclocked, I thought? I'd be saving a lot more if I got the 6950 and snagged an adapter.

Their is nothing wrong with a 6950 go ahead and grab one if you can but some prices of the 6970 have been as low as $299. If you can find a 6950 that still unlocks i would go for it thumb.gif
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