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Poll Results: which gpu path should i take now and later?

 
  • 18% (12)
    gtx 460 and get another later in sli
  • 15% (10)
    gtx 470 now and upgrade later
  • 3% (2)
    6850 now and get another later in cf
  • 14% (9)
    6870 now and upgrade later
  • 48% (31)
    forget all those cards and get a 6950 and convert to 6970
64 Total Votes  
post #41 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by infamouskid View Post
i am very impressed at how well this 460 oc's but i think unless i plan to sli..i should return this card and get something better. reason being is i didnt realize TR models are not eligible for step up program.
so i got 15 days to decide to return and exchange or be stuck with it.

what do you all think?
get a 470 now and step up to a 560 or a 570, the 570 is a very nice card and runs at 580 speeds with a slight OC.
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post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by infamouskid View Post
ok so long story short. my powercolor 5850 died 3 days after the 1 year warranty period and i am in need of a new card.
What? Powercolor's warranty is 2 years.

http://www.powercolor.com/us/support_warranty.asp
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post #43 of 49
Next time, just get a XFX thing , they are stable with extended 2 years warrenty. I had a sapphire card and blew after just 1 month of warrenty passed. Buh xfx is done very good.
post #44 of 49
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
What? Powercolor's warranty is 2 years.

http://www.powercolor.com/us/support_warranty.asp
1 if not registered in time. in my case my gf bought and wrapped it up all nice and pretty and forgot about it.
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post #45 of 49
As u had a 5850, skip 68xx or 460\\470 now. Choose between a 69Xx or 570. And try nt to oc much, they will take ur cards life soon.
post #46 of 49
Thread Starter 
im actually on the fence between getting a 470 then stepping up later to a 560.

or grabbing that xfx 6950 and unlocking to 6970.

i am more leaning to the 6950 now though since the idea of a free unlock and less power sounds good to my ears. i also am negligent of going into a waiting list for a step up.

but i did see those 560 benchmark results and boy its looks good. but we still don't know how much power, heat and oc room it has in it.
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post #47 of 49
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WOOOO..
i got the 6950 and followed the simple one click batch file unlock and she's humming smoothly as a 6970 in disguise. damn this was easy.
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post #48 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by infamouskid View Post
WOOOO..
i got the 6950 and followed the simple one click batch file unlock and she's humming smoothly as a 6970 in disguise. damn this was easy.
amazing! glad you got it
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post #49 of 49
I'd either go for a GTX 570 or flash a 6950 to 6970.
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