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post #21 of 72
i wonder if these 1gb 6950 unlock to 6970? i seen a couple of reviews and the 2gb 6950 is just a little faster then the 6870 or on par with the 5870 so where does the 1gb version place? a bit better then 6870? i prefer some price drops on the 68xxs then
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Wait, weren't we promised new drivers from AMD, did I miss something?
    
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Wait, weren't we promised new drivers from AMD, did I miss something?
Yes, they come out tomorrow.
11.1a drivers.
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post #24 of 72
still happy with my 5870 here. i dont see a need to upgrade until the next cycle.
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lol, im debating upgrading too, but realistically ill need more CPU before ill need more GPU. im running bfbc2 @ 1920x1200 @ 4xAA and not having any problems. maybe the new crysis or other games will cause my upgrade. there are alot of good games coming out this spring.

if i do upgrade graphics cards, ill probably be a 6970 or a 570. nothing else will give me much of a performance increase. and really, what the point of DX11?
I'd hold off. I'm holding off until BF3 releases. When THAT game comes, I'll be buying the best hardware for it. I don't care about Crysis as I'll be giving it a run through the story mode once and give up on it since the multiplayer sucks.
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post #26 of 72
Good news indeed. Now i can buy another 6870.
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post #27 of 72
Now we need to get AMD and Intel to compete on the this same level.
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2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
Usually it's a user-error... I have NEVER, I mean NEVER had a problem with ATi drivers.

I've had a 3870, 4850, 4850X2, 4870, 2 4890's in Crossfire, and now my 5850.
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post #29 of 72
This is great news, but I'm still holding out until at least the next generation of cards. Great for those looking to upgrade now!
post #30 of 72
ah this is nice! i love competition in the morning.
i want 3 6950s!
is there a CFX review anywhere?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
no.
for CF they were back then. now its a different story
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I'm in the same situation, I wanted to upgrade to a pair of 6950 but waited for the GTX 560, after the nightmare that have been the drivers since 10.4 with my 4870x2 I really didn't want to stay with ATI, at least for the time being.
same as above.
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eh, theyre only awful for non new cards and crossfire.
ONLY AWFUL FOR PRE 5xxx CARDS
5xxx and 6xxx cards have great drivers and CF 6xxx cards rapes SLi.
Edited by Enfluenza - 1/25/11 at 11:25am
    
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