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I recently purchased a 5850 now I want to sell back the 5850 and replace is with a 68XX or a 69XX card. So pretty much whats the best GPU "ATI" on the market I found a site with all the benchmarks etc I just want to make sure Im getting the right card this time around.


http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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Best single gpu: 6970
Best gpu overall: 5970

Or you could get a 6950 and flash it to a 6970.
post #3 of 15
I think PassMark's benches aren't that real-wordly

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Best single gpu: 6970
Best gpu overall: 5970

Or you could get a 6950 and flash it to a 6970.
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If you want a high end GPU get a 570 or 580 and then use it to Fold on...
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Sorry I forgot to mention that Im move a AMD/ATi person never did like Nvid hmm I might snag a 6950 and flash it is the process really hard?
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a athlonii x2 with a mid - high end to super hi end ? ur going to see some bottle kneck a athlonii x4 would be a nice upgrade as well (atleast that)
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Originally Posted by nachielous View Post
Sorry I forgot to mention that Im move a AMD/ATi person never did like Nvid hmm I might snag a 6950 and flash it is the process really hard?
It's not at all.

But you should really upgrade your CPU. It doesn't have enough horsepower to use your GPU to its full potential

EDIT:

this: should give you a more noticable upgrade
955 BE
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Sorry I forgot to mention that Im move a AMD/ATi person never did like Nvid hmm I might snag a 6950 and flash it is the process really hard?
I can't say that I know first hand. But there are a lot of people that have done it and have gotten excellent results, and there are a TON of step-by-step instructions on how to do it. The last card that i flashed was my 8800gt in order to do the soft voltage mod, and it was pretty painless.
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Yeah Im currently looking at a X6 or a Quad core for that bad boy. Someone suggested I look at the 1055T
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If gaming:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727


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Not sure why the auad core is better for gaming yet tho and he hasnt replied to my thread
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Quote:
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Yeah Im currently looking at a X6 or a Quad core for that bad boy. Someone suggested I look at the 1055T
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727


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Not sure why the auad core is better for gaming yet tho and he hasnt replied to my thread
I cannot seem to see the pages on those links >.<

But, if you game A LOT, go for a quad-core, probably a 955 BE like I suggested earlier. But if you multitask a lot for work and need more horsepower go for a 1055t or a 1075t BE.

As for the cooler. The Noctua NH-D14 is very good for those two. Very silent, and very very high performing. You can reach 4Ghz + with this cooler.

EDIT: The quad core is better for gaming because the games today can't utilize a whole lot of cores yet, some can use 4 cores. So six cores would not be economical if you're only gaming.
    
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