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I just installed my new Sapphire 6950 tonight and I am really impressed so far.

This card is replacing a stock 4890. It had been OC'd but after a memory OC gone wrong it was only stable at stock.

It is cooler than the 4890, it is definitely quieter than the 4890, and so far performance seems to be about double.

After getting a 30", 2560x1600 screen the 4890 wasn't cutting it anymore and since these new cards are best at the highest resolutions I decided to get the 6950, although after Christmas I'll be trading it in for a 6970.

I haven't used any of the new AA modes, or tried out Eyefinity, which is something I'd like to do eventually.

Anyway, so far I am really impressed with this card.
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Congrats, what can I say How good actually is 6970 compared to 68950 considering OC too. Doesn't 6950 OC better?
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/23/10 at 4:01am
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post #3 of 24
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Congrats, what can I say How good actually is 6870 compared to 6850 considering OC too. Doesn't 6850 OC better?
Do you mean 6950? Usually the lower product will OC better just because they are the same chip but one has less shaders enabled and a lower clock speed, meaning it will have more room to go in terms of clock speed.

But I've only got the 6950 right now, I am not getting the 6970 until after Christmas.
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Do you mean 6950? Usually the lower product will OC better just because they are the same chip but one has less shaders enabled and a lower clock speed, meaning it will have more room to go in terms of clock speed.

But I've only got the 6950 right now, I am not getting the 6970 until after Christmas.
I meant 6950 and 6970, sorry How much of an improvement is 70 over 50?
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post #5 of 24
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I meant 6950 and 6970, sorry How much of an improvement is 70 over 50?
I don't know if you are asking based off of reviews or just not reading my posts, but I don't have the 6970. I will have one in a week or two, but right now I just have this 6950.

So according to reviews the 6970 appears to be about 10-15% faster than the 6950.
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The 6950 is a 1 gig memory card isnt it? So the 70 is gonna at high res like that 2560 be a nice jump since it has 2 gig memory on the card Grats on the card too
    
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I don't know if you are asking based off of reviews or just not reading my posts, but I don't have the 6970. I will have one in a week or two, but right now I just have this 6950.

So according to reviews the 6970 appears to be about 10-15% faster than the 6950.
I read your psot man I just thought there is some motivation behind getting the 6970 Like the 10-15% you mentioned. Thanks. And I was wondering if that diff won't be neglected if the 50 OCs better. Just for the info
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Guys! I'm really sorry for hi-jacking the thread, but wanted to ask for an opinion on the matter of swapping GPUs. Currently I have installed a 4870X2. Are there huge benefits of going onto later GPUs except for full DX11 support
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Guys! I'm really sorry for hi-jacking the thread, but wanted to ask for an opinion on the matter of swapping GPUs. Currently I have installed a 4870X2. Are there huge benefits of going onto later GPUs except for full DX11 support
A single 6950 should give you 50%-100% boost in FPS @high res. For low res, doesn't really matter, even 4870x1 runs all at 60fps on low res

EDIT: not to mention the way better CF scaling, as I've heard
EDIT1: I'm curious, how much 3DM06 do you get with 4870x2?
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/23/10 at 4:21am
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Sweet, i hear lots of good things about 6950.
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