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I'm trying to upgrade my 8800GTS. I heard there will be a 1gb version. rumored to be around $260.

im using q6700 and 1650 x 1080 res. Judging from my specs, would it be good to upgrade to 1GB 6950.

my other choices are gtx 560, 6870. any other suggestions are welcomed
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another option could be GTX 470 - should be around as fast as the GTX 560/6870. The GTX 470 should be cheaper though.

the 6950 1GB should be good for the res you're playing at, you don't need more than 1GB of VRAM.
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another option could be GTX 470 - should be around as fast as the GTX 560/6870. The GTX 470 should be cheaper though.

the 6950 1GB should be good for the res you're playing at, you don't need more than 1GB of VRAM.
The GTX 470 will destroy the HD 6870, but will be a fair match for the 560, which is supposed to be 30% faster than the 460.

But yea:
1920x1080 = (<=1GB)

>1920x1080 = (>=1GB)
    
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yea:
1920x1080 = (<=1GB)

>1920x1080 = (>=1GB)
For how long though? Already my oblivion installation strangled my 1GB 4870 with too many textures. Eventually games will eclipse the 1 GB mark IMO.
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would there a bottleneck with the q6700? esp for the higher end ones like 6950, gtx 560 as to 6870 or a gtx 460
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
The GTX 470 will destroy the HD 6870, but will be a fair match for the 560, which is supposed to be 30% faster than the 460.

But yea:
1920x1080 = (<=1GB)

>1920x1080 = (>=1GB)
And where do you get this bit of nonsense from? Stop making claims that only make you look bad, the last person I saw trying to prove this left his own thread after being laughed at by everyone.

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would there a bottleneck with the q6700? esp for the higher end ones like 6950, gtx 560 as to 6870 or a gtx 460
Wait another week and we'll have the new 560's. They are rumoured to have 2GB of VRAM and will most likely also come in a 1GB version. Even if they're expensive or don't 'destroy' whichever card they're competing with they might force AMD to drop their prices.
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If the gpu is the same as the regular card, I'd opt for the gtx560. 69xx cards thus far are not the greatest pick for resolutions under 1900x1200.
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Somehow the GTX470 gets faster and faster the lower the price goes.
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post #9 of 13
MSRP of HD6950 2GB is US$299. Now, the price has dropped down to roughly US$270-280 in Newegg.

1GB version of HD6950 will be released later this month/early Feb to meet GTX560 Ti head on. Price difference between the 1GB and 2GB versions is around 2000Yen in Japan (~US$25). So, expect 1GB HD6950 to be around US$260-275. I think price of 2GB HD6950 will not drop further to fight the 560 because AMD is sending out 1GB version to do this job.

If possible, wait until end of this month. Read my post #21 about the GTX560 Ti (http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ked-gtx-3.html).
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Just get a 6870, at that resolution you don't really need anything more.
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