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Radeon HD 6950 for 1920 x 1080 resolution

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To the point. I need comment from HD 6950 users.
Do I need more than this card for 1080p monitor?
How good this card in overclocking?
Is it capable to beat HD 6970, GTX 570, and GTX 480 stock speed?

PS : I am already sick with NVIDIA and I am expecting more than 10x performance boost compared to Radeon HD 3650 in my sig rig. This thing cannot even play 1080p video correctly. kookoo.gif
    
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You can unlock 5950s into 5970s 6950s into 6970s (LOL just woke up...)
Edited by overclockingXTC - 12/27/10 at 7:43am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by overclockingXTC;11791004 
You can unlock 5950s into 5970s

You can unlock 6950's into 6970's. Not a 5950.
post #4 of 9
With 6870 you can pretty much max everything out at that resolution, imagine that I have a 4850, and I still can max out 90% of the games out there at that resolution with >30fps. Then again, I have overclocked it a lot.
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post #5 of 9
6950 to 6970. Get it. Ur not breaking any FPS records, but you can play Metro33 on max with tesselation without hickups if you OC it. The 9 series is OCing better than the 8 series.
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post #6 of 9
6950 is more than adequate for gaming at that resolution.

This card is better than the GTX470 and GTX570, but loses out slightly to the GTX480, and by quite a margin to the newer GTX580.

The card should be able to OC reasonably well, and may also be unlocked to gain the speeds of the better Radeon HD6970.
When unlocked, it has been shown to have roughly 95% of the performance of the HD6970.

But please beware; this only applies for reference HD6950 cards.
Edited by Volvo - 12/27/10 at 6:40am
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For 1080p, a 5850 has been good for me with casual gaming, but not everything turned on. I commented in another thread about running that resolution with a 6950...it'll be fine, and you should be able to unlock it to get the 6970 performance.

If you're still running that 3650, you are going be very surprised at what the 6950 will do...it's 4+ times faster.
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post #8 of 9
more than enough

Im gaming with a 5770 at 1080p and its fine

6950 will kill 1080p
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post #9 of 9
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I guess there's no reason to not getting this card. Unless it is running out of stock everywhere.
Any news about Antilles? The older sheets shows HD 6990 comes with 3840 SPs. Still makes me feel not right for getting 6950.
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow;11792045 
For 1080p, a 5850 has been good for me with casual gaming, but not everything turned on. I commented in another thread about running that resolution with a 6950...it'll be fine, and you should be able to unlock it to get the 6970 performance.

If you're still running that 3650, you are going be very surprised at what the 6950 will do...it's 4+ times faster.

Well... this HD 3650 have done a lot and I think it's time for her to rest.
How great HD 6950 in overclocking? So far I don't see Voltage Control available. That seems limiting the overclocking room a lot.
    
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