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Wassup!

I just got back from an awesome holiday on Great Barrier Island!~ biggrin.gif

Now, following the 10th of January, I will be looking to purchase a graphics card with around a $400NZD budget (my aunty is shouting me one tongue.gif) but I can contribute up to $100NZD extra if necessary.

So far there are two cards I have my eye on and I cannot decide:

Gigabyte Radeon HD6870 ~$391NZD
Gigabyte Radeon HD6950 ~$498NZD

I heard that the HD6950 is going to be released in a 1GB model (which should hopefully bring it more into my budget range tongue.gif), can anybody confirm this?

Also, for the NZ'ers here, got any advice of where to look internationally for cheaper products? NZ prices are ridiculous :/
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post #2 of 22
6950 since it can be unlocked to 6970 clocks. So its like a cheaper 6970 if you flash it properly
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post #3 of 22
6950

forgot to mention.. I believe 6870 (or 68XX) they are limited to only crossfireX(max of 2 cards - since they only have 1 CFX slot connector) ... while 6950 (or 69XX) they are not limited they can be used as quadfire(max of 4 cards - 2 cfx slot connectors).
Edited by sendblink23 - 1/5/11 at 11:10pm
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post #4 of 22
The 6950 is a fabulous card.

At your resolution (1680x1050), the 6850 you have should suffice though, no?
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post #5 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sLowEnd;11908843 
The 6950 is a fabulous card.

At your resolution (1680x1050), the 6850 you have should suffice though, no?

The 6850 I have is only temporary. I am selling it very soon.
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post #6 of 22
get a 6950 and unlock it into a 6970
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post #7 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz;11908914 
get a 6950 and unlock it into a 6970

Can the Gigabyte brand of 6950 unlock to 6970?
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post #8 of 22
6950 since it can be unlocked to a 6970.
 
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by optimuspotts;11908969 
Can the Gigabyte brand of 6950 unlock to 6970?

all 6950 can be unlocked to 6970 irrespective of brand

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159
Edited by adizz - 1/5/11 at 11:28pm
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post #10 of 22
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Looks like its a decisive 6950.

Now, does anyone know a good place to buy these cards that ships international (to NZ) tongue.gif
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