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post #1 of 9
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On benchmarks this card seems to still hold well in today's games. Ultra on all games 1080p on the games I have looked at so far today.

I have seen 2 used local - one is for $170 by Powercolor and the other is XFX for $180. The XFX 6950 has unlocked 6970 specs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Do you think this is worth it?

It would be going in my C2Q which has a GTS 250.

AMD cards have been dropping in price so I am not sure if it is worth buying. The XFX card is appealing due to the warranty.
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post #2 of 9
If the XFX card has a different BIOS flashed to it, the warranty is useless if you can't flash it back to the original BIOS.

The deal is nice depending on the resolution you work with on your monitor. If it's too low of a resolution, you will see a bottleneck because the GPU isn't being fully utilized.

1920x1080 would be a great resolution for the card in question.
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post #3 of 9
$160 is a good deal $170 isn't a bad deal. $180 is way too much for used because sometimes a new HD 7850 can be found for that much.
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78xx are kinda problematic so Cayman is looking better. Get teh XFX, the Cayman XFX still has the lifetime warranty unlike most of XFX's current gen cards. You could end up with a current gen card in a worst case scenario.
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Not bad.

Wish I didn't pass up the local $100 MSI 6970 Lightning the other day. I thought it over too long and it was sold before I responded.
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post #6 of 9
You should check out the OCN Marketplace (Video) for deals. I've seen some awesome deals for 6950's, plus you'd be helping out fellow OCNers.

I wish I had the money for this... $145 for a 6950 with waterblock.
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post #7 of 9
Don't buy it. You can buy HD7850 for a bit more and it's faster than 6950 while consuming less power. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 9
You would be better off with a 7850, however the CPU might be bottlenecking depending on which res you play on.
post #9 of 9
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Hmm thanks for all the responses. Maybe I will pass on it.

I didn't think they 7850 was a very good card.

I got a 7950 for a friend and that card rocks! Out of my own budget though. A 7870 is another great card I see always on special. Still a bit high though.
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