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Radeon HD 6950 2GB unlocked or 7850?

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So, I have a friend willing to sell me his Radeon HD 6950 2GB (unlocked to a 6970) for $240. I could also get a Radeon HD 7850 for around the same price. I'm already pretty sure what I'm going to do, but what are your opinions on which I should get, and why?
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I would get the 7850. It's better in almost every game, and especially Skyrim the newest game I play most. It's also cooler and pulls less power. Of course, I wouldn't buy either right now with the mid-line of 6xx coming out so soon. That should force a price drop on the 78xx line and probably the 69xx as well.
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HD 7850
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I vote neither, and wait for the 600 series mid line card. you can get a 480 for 209 right now that is just as fast as both of those cards thumb.gif
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Thanks for the advice all biggrin.gif
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I would get the 7850. It's better in almost every game, and especially Skyrim the newest game I play most. It's also cooler and pulls less power. Of course, I wouldn't buy either right now with the mid-line of 6xx coming out so soon. That should force a price drop on the 78xx line and probably the 69xx as well.
Well the 6950 is from a friend so I doubt it'll drop in price x) but I still need to get some cash to afford either, so thanks for the tip smile.gif
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I vote neither, and wait for the 600 series mid line card. you can get a 480 for 209 right now that is just as fast as both of those cards thumb.gif
Hadn't thought about going Nvidia tongue.gif
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the gtx 480 is a good buy for 210. Look around the OCN marketplace for some good deals too!
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i went from unlocked 6950 to 7850 and i'm happy i did.
smaller, 15C cooler, less noise, almost half power comsumption, about 10% better fps for the same price. and i can cf it later without getting a new psu because 550w is enough for 7850 cf. tried 6950 cf on it and it crashed after few seconds in game every time.
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