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post #11 of 16
Perhaps look into evga's b-stock sales..

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

The 480 is old but still strong.

I have purchased many parts from evga's b-stock so you shouldn't worry about faulty or DOA products. All B-stock items come with a year warranty.
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You could pick up two 460 1gb for 250 or less, which gives you serious performance if your stuff supports SLI.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post

No. anything but those fail HD 6000 series.
HD6950 is garbage in DirectX11 and heavy tessellation.
Simply buying this card is like buying a card to play only DX9/10. In DX11 it needs to be set to low settings to be playable, even my old GTX 470 steamrolled it.
HD6000 series sucked so bad. HD5000 where even worse. HD7000 are only ATI's success after 6 years of failure.
either get the HD7850 or GTX 660 Ti.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
This card smashes a 6950 and when overclocked it can perform like an overclocked 6970 or even beat it.
It is cheaper than the $249.99 6950 deal too.

i agree with this statement. i used to own an unlocked 6950 and it was the worst gaming experience of my life. swapped to a 480 and im sitting pretty.

the OP should get a 7850 at least. or a 560Ti 448 core. GTX 480 is at a great price right now. it does eat power and is a hot card but IMO worth it for the amount of grunt you get with it.
 
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post

No. anything but those fail HD 6000 series.
HD6950 is garbage in DirectX11 and heavy tessellation.
Simply buying this card is like buying a card to play only DX9/10. In DX11 it needs to be set to low settings to be playable, even my old GTX 470 steamrolled it.
HD6000 series sucked so bad. HD5000 where even worse. HD7000 are only ATI's success after 6 years of failure.
either get the HD7850 or GTX 660 Ti.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
This card smashes a 6950 and when overclocked it can perform like an overclocked 6970 or even beat it.
It is cheaper than the $249.99 6950 deal too.


6 series was very competitive against it's rival,don't know where you been. It makes no sense either to buy a 560Ti,when this 7870 will smoke it for the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404 $239.
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post #16 of 16
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6 series was very competitive against it's rival,don't know where you been. It makes no sense either to buy a 560Ti,when this 7870 will smoke it for the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404 $239.

I agree about your HD7870 choice, seems the best price/performance card.
But no HD6000 series sucked so bad. They have no future proof now, so recommending them is not the best choice unless at a dirt cheap price. And when new tessellation intensive games come out they will crawl at 1280x1024 and everything low.
The GTX 580 spanked the HD6970 and the GTX 570 steamrolled the HD6950. They didn't compete at all as AMD wanted them to be.
HD6950 performs like GTS 450 in Crysis 2 DX11 nuff said.
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