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[Completed] Appraisal: MSI Twin Frozr II 6950 (Unlocked to 6970)

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I recently upgraded to a 7950, hoping to see how much this card's worth. A bit dusty on the PCB but otherwise like new!

As mentioned, shaders successfully unlocked. No longer have the retail box or accessories.
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Around 120$ shipped.
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Many have been trying to sell it for around 120$. I'd say 100$ is about worth it considering one could get a used 7850 for 100$ and overclock it past overclocked 6970 performance with lesser noise, temps and power consumption. The 6970 will always be a beast of a card, no matter what smile.gif
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Originally Posted by jason387 View Post

Many have been trying to sell it for around 120$. I'd say 100$ is about worth it considering one could get a used 7850 for 100$ and overclock it past overclocked 6970 performance with lesser noise, temps and power consumption. The 6970 will always be a beast of a card, no matter what smile.gif

I have yet to see 7850 2GB's go for 100$. If it was a 1GB edition, then it would be in fact slower when applying higher texture settings and AA in games, due to the lack of VRAM.
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Originally Posted by -X3- View Post

I have yet to see 7850 2GB's go for 100$. If it was a 1GB edition, then it would be in fact slower when applying higher texture settings and AA in games, due to the lack of VRAM.

How about a new 2GB 7850 for 125$? The 1Ghz version.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131472

Now would you still pay 120$ for a used 6970 when you can get this for 125$ with rebate?

It overclocks really well. All the way to 1245/1545mhz. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7850_PCS_Plus/31.html
Edited by jason387 - 10/18/13 at 4:29am
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Originally Posted by jason387 View Post

How about a new 2GB 7850 for 125$? The 1Ghz version.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131472

Now would you still pay 120$ for a used 6970 when you can get this for 125$ with rebate?

You'll also have to pay for shipping for this card (~6$), and also wait months to actually receive that rebate money. So it actually depends on whether the buyer is willing to go through it, not everyone likes rebates.
I still believe that starting to sell that 6970 for 120$ is a good idea, since it's a very nice card overall with a great efficient cooler. At the very least, it wouldn't hurt to start selling for a bit higher, would it? tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by -X3- View Post

You'll also have to pay for shipping for this card (~6$), and also wait months to actually receive that rebate money. So it actually depends on whether the buyer is willing to go through it, not everyone likes rebates.
I still believe that starting to sell that 6970 for 120$ is a good idea, since it's a very nice card overall with a great efficient cooler. At the very least, it wouldn't hurt to start selling for a bit higher, would it? tongue.gif

Yeah. But I have my eyes on that 7850. It does really well when overclocked. I'm impressed.
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I sold my 6850 for 120$...The only good thing in the Bulgarian pricing.(paid 200$ new for it.)
I'll definetely go for the 7850 2gb for 125$.You get two free games too,can't beat that deal.100$ is the max i'll pay for 6950 if i was living in the USA.
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Thanks for the input folks!
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