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@ alatar the 5870 is $239 amr the 6870 is $209 amr

@ nist7 th 6970 is sort of out of budget... and the biggest screen i will ever get is prov a 22 i hate buyig monitors rather put the $ into a better performaning hardware.

@BORN2BEWHILD the 6970 is kinda out of it for me... if anything only 69 series i can buy is the 6950 but my motherboard only supports a single GPU so i cant CF.
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@ alatar the 5870 is $239 amr the 6870 is $209 amr

@ nist7 th 6970 is sort of out of budget... and the biggest screen i will ever get is prov a 22 i hate buyig monitors rather put the $ into a better performaning hardware.

@BORN2BEWHILD the 6970 is kinda out of it for me... if anything only 69 series i can buy is the 6950 but my motherboard only supports a single GPU so i cant CF.
at that price go for the 6870

and it's not about the screen size but the resolution.

Also the 6950 is a great opinion since all of them (?) unlock to 6970s
 
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post #23 of 36
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Riou i see you have a 6870, why did you choose that over a 5870?
4 monitors off a single card.
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@BORN2BEWHILD the 6970 is kinda out of it for me... if anything only 69 series i can buy is the 6950 but my motherboard only supports a single GPU so i cant CF.
Then a 6870 it is. Welcome to the club.
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Get a 6950 since they can be unlocked to a 6970 anyway...
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okay, and is it true that refrence cards cant over clock as well? i have found that all 6870 are refrence except for the saphire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-913-_-Product


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-506-_-Product


is my statement true? :S i do plan on OC'ing a lil
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okay, and is it true that refrence cards cant over clock as well? i have found that all 6870 are refrence except for the saphire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-913-_-Product


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-506-_-Product


is my statement true? :S i do plan on OC'ing a lil
actually most reference cards OC better than non reference models (excluding stuff like MSi lightnings etc)

but take another look at that 6950 since they unlock to 6970s with almost just a push of a button
 
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wouldn't unlocking void my warranty? and ima kinda hesitant to mess around with bios of a card
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okay, and is it true that refrence cards cant over clock as well? i have found that all 6870 are refrence except for the saphire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-913-_-Product


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-506-_-Product


is my statement true? :S i do plan on OC'ing a lil
Reference cards always have voltage control and use a Volterra PWM (heat resistant and better than other solutions). Non reference use crappy components and rarely have voltage control unless you're fronting the big bucks for something like an MSI Lightning card, and when you pay that much you're better off with reference anyway.

You should still get a 6950 though...

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wouldn't unlocking void my warranty? and ima kinda hesitant to mess around with bios of a card
Yes it voids your warranty, but so does overclocking. I haven't heard of any not unlocking and it would be easy to fix if the bios flash didn't go through properly (which has about a .1% chance of happening.)
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$299 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-356-_-Product


$209 AMR 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-506-_-Product

is the 6950 really worth that much more? and how do u flash a bios of card? im pretty sure it would void my warranty
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