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post #1 of 10
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So my 6850 is dying and I need a replacement. I don't want to burn 400+ and I spotted a 6950 2gb for 250. Would this be a viable purchase to last me for say another year? I'm pretty much just asking if it's a good deal or if there might be better. Something to keep in mind......my 6850 has served me well through bf3, crysis 2, wow, etc. I just want whatever I buy to get me some more mileage until I build a new pc.
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post #2 of 10
Yes, if your unable to wait for 7k or 600 series to drop in price smile.gif.

6950 or 560ti for me, I went with the 560ti because it gets better frame rates in the games I play, but they're pretty much even.
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post #3 of 10
Would be a descent upgrade. You can get them for less than that on here if you can find someone selling them in the For Sale section. I've seen some lower than $200.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the fast replies. If I can't find one on the marketplace here it looks like the 7850 might be the same thing but less heat ;-/.
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post #5 of 10
roughly, how do prices compare though?
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post #6 of 10
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the 6950 i was going to buy was 250, every other 6950 on newegg was 290 or less with a rebate(think max was 15 off). lowest 7850 was 250 and the one i got was 260 cuz the 250 is out of stock. Soooo pricewise the 7850 is ahead for now. At least until they decide they REALLY just want to get those 6950s out.
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post #7 of 10
Glad you found something. You should be happy with the performance jump over your 6850 smile.gif
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MS Intellipoint 3000 
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2500k GigaByte Z68M-D2H-B3 MSI 560 Ti TFIII Corsair Vengance 
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Samsung 830 Antec Khuler 920 Win7 HP Samsung FX2490 
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post #8 of 10
Well if you can find a reference design used 6950, they unlock to 6970 specs!

Worth remembering smile.gif
post #9 of 10
I highly recommend a 2 GB R6950 (R is for reference) i have one my self and since I unlocked thoes shadders its been awesome, i dont OC it since tecnically its already OC to the specs of the 6970, you can probably get a R6950 already unlocked for 200 in ebay
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Yes, I love my 69(5)0.
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