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1GB 6950 OC unlocked to 6970 vs. 2GB 6950

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I want to upgrade my video card. I have come down to two options in the $170 range on ebay, either an overclocked and unlocked Gigabyte 6950 with only 1GB of ram, or a normal 2GB 6950. The card will mainly be for playing Battlefield 3 and any games I get in the future. Which card would perform better?
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I would get the 2gb version and overclock it myself if I were in your position, but that's just me. I like to actually have enough vram to handle my super high resolution texture mods on Skyrim.
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