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Is it worth the $200 upgrade to go from my 5850s to a pair of 6950s?

I play games in eyefinity so I was hoping I could get better performance out of a new pair of cards.
post #2 of 7
I'd say go for it, especially for an eyefinity setup because you will be able to utilize the 2GB of vram. Once you get the 6950's you can unlock them to 6970's for even more performance.
Edited by HobieCat - 1/10/11 at 11:56am
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the extra mem should be great for eyefinity
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Widescreengamingforum has a fantastic review that encompasses a comparison of the 5850cfx setup and 6950cfx as well. I would link you but WSGF is blocked at work. If you google: "6950 featured review eyefinity" it should be the top result.

My reading of it would make me recommend it IF you weren't happy with your current eyecandy levels. It appears the 2GB of VRam is primarily useful when applying Anti-Aliasing effects. There are FPS increases of course but the extra VRam really helps with the AA.
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Ignore last comment - both 6950 and 6970 have same memory size.
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AFAIK, the "unlock" only unlocks the extra SPs and increases core/mem speed to match the 6970's - I don't think it increases actual memory size.
I think hes just pointing out that the 6950's are 2gb and the 5850's are 1gb
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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
Ignore last comment - both 6950 and 6970 have same memory size.
memory size in a 6970 6950 are the same.


as for tu upgrade, i think for 200$ its a no brainer.
    
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