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I currently am running this GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945 and am looking to get a possible upgrade with the deals that are available because of the releases of Radeon R7 and R9 series Gpu's. I am looking for a ATI GPU in the price range of about $200-$260 but am not sure if i should get a 7000 series or the new r9 series i am looking to get the best performance per dollar i can.
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the 6950 is not that slow a card, especially since many of them can be firmware upgraded into 6970s. the 270x is really a 7870, which isn't much faster than what you got now. The 280x is a 7950, and is faster, but if you've got a second video card slot available on you mobo, a second 6950 would likely be a better buy.
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I do not want to crossfire because it will draw more power which i am not sure my PSU can handle and have to deal with the threat of micro stuttering. So i prefer single card setups.
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keep your 6950 & unlock it, or get a second one on ebay & unlock it too? don't under estimate the 6950 its still a pretty decent card.

if you really want to buy a new card id go with a 280x,

what are your full system specs?
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i recommend the 7950. it is about equal to 2 6950s. here is one oc'ed to 7970 GHz speeds. most will do the same and mine does it without voltage adjustments.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7288276

compare it to yours. not sure what cpu you have but you may have to oc it.
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Here my rig specs http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/5297396

4.4 and 4.5 GHz and the 7950 will max out BF4. not sure if the 212 is up for it. add another fan maybe for push/pull.
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not sure if the 212 is up for it. add another fan maybe for push/pull.

I am confident it will hit 4.4ghz at the least i just have not had the time to try overclocking since i got my new mobo not to familiar with the uefi and features yet.
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I am confident it will hit 4.4ghz at the least i just have not had the time to try overclocking since i got my new mobo not to familiar with the uefi and features yet.

there are a lot of members in this thread that run a similar setup with even 2 or more gpus. check it out . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-7990-owners-thread/32150

lol, i know 4.4 is easy with that chip. this might be a little harder but possible . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6664211
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