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Hi, this is going to be a completely noobish question but I'm so headscratch.gif confused right now. I was going through the OCN marketplace looking in the video card section, came across a couple of 6950's 1 GB cards for sale for ~$150.00/each. I thought to myself that seems a bit steep for a 6XXX series card, I just bought 2 7770's last month for about $115.00/each. So I pull up amazon to get a quick price check on the cards new. Now granted I do get a slight discount through amazon because I am a prime member. but the first NEW card that was listed was for sale at a price of $475.00 I was like, that's just kookoo.gif Nukkin Futs!!! the other prices listed for the card went down from there, with higher vram chips being at a lower price etc. I just want a comprehensive list of cards by performance/price. How is this card XFX ATI Radeon HD6950 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express Video Card HD695XZDFC $375.00 when my new msi twin frozr iii 7950 OC Boost was only $315.00? Maybe I'm just dense, but if you are going to employ a progressive numerical system to differentiate your cards then the performance/price should be in line with that. Somebody please help me out, either explain this wackadoo numbering system or point me to a chart please!
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don't get a card with 1 GB Vram...you're just shooting yourself in the foot......newegg doesnt carry them anymore, hence a hint that you need to aim higher for buying a new card perhaps lol
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don't get a card with 1 GB Vram...you're just shooting yourself in the foot......newegg doesnt carry them anymore, hence a hint that you need to aim higher for buying a new card perhaps lol
Oh no, I wasn't looking to buy it for myself, I am loving my new msi twin frozr iii 7950 boost edition. I was just wondering whats up with some of the prices that these 6XXX series cards are being sold for still. It just boggles my brainz. Like when I bought the 7770's GHz editions, some people were saying, you woulda been better off buying 6950 or 6990's and I was like huh? How is a lower numbered card going to be better than the 7770's? Which by the way were VERY good crossfired, despite what others were claiming, I never had any issues with them and they fit into my budget etc when I was building that rig. Later the 7950 fit into my budget and bought it. I am looking to buy another one at the end of this week and add it into my current rig, Dark Nova in my sig


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That's a HD6850...

To OP, http://www.overclock.net/t/502403/graphics-card-ranking-5th-time-and-last-updated-daily

Also as a guideline (roughly increasing performance):
$100ish HD 7750 1GB
$110 HD7770 1GB , can be found for $90 sometimes
$110ish HD6850 1GB
$120ish and dropping HD6870 1GB (used)
$150ish HD7790 1GB - new release April 2013 (overpriced)
$150ish HD6950 2GB (used)
$140-150ish HD7850 1GB - discontinued
$160ish HD6950 unlocked shaders/fake HD6970
$170-200ish HD7850 2GB
$180-200ish HD6970 2GB (actual)
$200-220ish HD7870 2GB
$210-230ish HD7870XT 2GB aka HD7870 Tahiti LE
$260-300ish HD7950 / HD7950 Boost 3GB
$400ish HD7970 /HD7970 GE 3GB
$550ish HD7970 TOXIC 6GB
$900? HD7990

if you're willing to look at NVIDIA options then I could add some more on there (GTX 560, GTX 560Ti, GTX 570, GTX 580, GTX 650 , GTX 650 Ti,GTX 650 TI Boost, GTX 660, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670, GTX 680, GTX titan).

see also http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_650_Ti_Boost_Direct_Cu_II/26.html

^ factory OC / stock speeds
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units

processing power measured in 'Floating-point Operations Per Second' or FLOPS is an absolute method of comparing different cards so look down the tables for the cards in your price bracket and see how they compare.

This doesn't take into account factors that will bottleneck the card such as running out of VRAM or that dual-PCB cards like the 7990 etc have 2x processors so it's harder to realise that power due to scaling issues of multiple gpu setups. To get real life performance figures you need to see benchmarks.

there is a similar page for nvidia cards by the way (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units). I find them both very useful
 
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