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post #11 of 17
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That really sucks for consumers if the 6950 is discontinued. Hopefully the 7870 2gb will be priced reasonably.
Edit - Looks like it will cost a little more ~$300.

Wow that's nowhere near the price of the old 68XX series cards that their suppose to be replacing. This thread makes be feel even better for jumping on my second 6950 dirt 3 edition when I did.
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post #12 of 17
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Yeah im definitley buying my second one next week

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post #13 of 17
I don't even think a HD 7870 will beat a HD 6950..

Shaders and TMUs are the same, but the HD 7870 has 24 ROPs, with the HD 6950 having 32
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Yeah the 7870 is more expensive and not even on par with the 6950!
post #15 of 17
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Yeah the 7870 is more expensive and not even on par with the 6950!

It may be faster... Much higher core clock and more memory..
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I just picked up a sapphire 6950 2gb for ~230 AR but it isnt the dirt 3 edition... I am hoping to score another off the marketplace in a couple months
     
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NCIX has a couple of 2gb 6950's left and quite a few 1gb models. I crossfired a Sapphire and an MSI Twin Frozr III OC edition and have had great success with no issues. Since the cards don't share the same memory or core clock I was a little worried about having minor issues. If you put the faster card in the top slot and tell it to synchronize the cards it will scale to the card in the top pci-e slot instead of decreasing to the slower card's speeds in the lower pci-e slot. If you can however find a dual fan Sapphire card get it because it has the dual bios switch with the shader unlock bios already installed.
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