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So in some time soon im going to upgrade my old 4870 to a brand new 6970 or 6950 and now comes the question, witch one? I really want to be as future proof as possible since i don't upgrade quite often, once a year or so, but does the 6970 pay off for its price or should i get a 6950?

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If you want something that will last you a while you might as well get the 6970.
I recommend you get either ASUS, MSI or GIGABYTE (higher resale value).
    
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either one is going to be a good improvement. if you have money to spend, get the 6970, since it will last longer and is 80 mhz faster. if you don't have excess cash, get the 6950, since it will still be very good.
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post #5 of 13
Speaking from experiance, I just upgraded from the HD 4870 to the HD 6970 and all I can say is... It was the best dang upgrade I have done in a LONG time!

Unlike you, I rarely upgrade. But when I do I always look for the best bang for the buck. This 6970 is more than future proof for a long time and its hard to tell you not to go for this one.

Trust me, I loved my 4870. So much so, it will be going to my sons PC as a hefty upgrade compared to what he has now. So in the end it was a win-win for me.

Do It, you won't regret it.

Regards.
Edited by Aysx - 12/28/10 at 9:13pm
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Isn't newer better?
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post #7 of 13
6950 is better value for money, and from what i've seen not bad overclockers either (no voltage support yet). Go for the 6950. You get all the 6970 has to offer but a bit less performance for less money
    
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ive never actually overclocked a GPU b4 so im not sure if i care about the oc capability, thanks for the replys tho.
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Quote:
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I really want to be as future proof as possible since i don't upgrade quite often, once a year or so
Once a year is a lot. The 6950 will still be able to do enough in a year, and then you can get a good value 7xxx series. I've gone for the 6970, but I don't upgrade for years, and I know the main game I'm going to play will really tax any card, so I wanted to go for the extra. For the requirements you've described though, I'd say the 6950 is the better choice.
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post #10 of 13
6950 is a curious card. It's a good value as a single card and it's the best value even at the high-end as two cards if you use 30" monitor or Eyefinity.
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