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OK, so I am upgrading here soon. Whats the best 6 series card out right now??? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9
Best performance soon: 6990
Best performance now: 6970
Best price/performance 6950 unlocked
Cheaper solutions:
6850 / 6850 Crossfire

So far that is.
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I suggest to wait until end of this month to make your purchase, if you can wait. Main reason is that GTX560 will come out strong and will force AMD to adjust its prices down (my speculation, of course). Good time to buy HD6950/6870, IMHO.

Read my post#69 here:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9026...-leaked-7.html
(One update to that post is that the price of GTX560 is likely to be as low as US$250. This should make AMD more to adjust their prices, much to your benefit)
post #4 of 9
2 X 6850 in CF

See this link

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com..._Review_Page_4

Basically what it will show you is this.



If you only want one card the 6970/50 are current top dogs.
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Hmm....I like the sounds of crossfire, but I like saving money too. Decision decisions.
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560 dropping prices down to 250?

2x 6950's unlocked to 6970's in CF for 500 bucks? sounds like a steal to me.

assuming AMD doesn't release new pcb's w/ lasercut shaders.
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Yea the other thing is I am waiting to see what goes on with the 69xx cards. I HATE waiting though (still waiting on Bulldozer). Basically I can either wait for bulldozer and new 69xx, OR buy semi outdated stuff like a 965BE (had one before awesome chips) and an Asus CH IV Extreme. But I know I am getting a vid card upgrade, especially since I bought my 28"-er.
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yeah i couldn't wait for bulldozer to update my rig, i just couldn't take it anymore. i'm fairly happy with the rig i have now. you can't beat a phenom x4 @ 4ghz for 70 bucks haha. i'll snag a 1050t in a month or two after prices have dropped a little more. but as far as the 6950, i'd def get it now. worst case scenario they stop shipping unlockables but the 560 comes out and makes the 6970 as expensive as the 6950 now
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So now that I got the CH IV EXTREME edition, what sould I get for GPU setup ebing I can accomdate tri or quad fire. Best price to performance setup.
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