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Hey guys plan on using some of my tax return I get next week to upgrade my video card.

I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of improvement it would be going from a 1 gb 4870 to a 2 gb 6950?

Any help or info would be great! Thanks!
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one heck of a lot of improvement to be honest.

my 4870 to gtx460 was a feast to me eyes, this will be even better!

flash it to 6970 to make it even more better
    
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I figured that, but I have to admit this 4870 has been a good card but it doesn't do dx11 and I know no one that has the new gen cards so I have know idea what the eye candy would be like.

+1 rep for the quick reply
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DX 11 is great boost, better performance in tessellation, more shaders, much higher fps if you're running multiple monitors, better temps.
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post #5 of 25
Should be a good upgrade.
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post #6 of 25
Should be a great upgrade
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As far as performance goes I'd figure you'd roughly see a good 50% improvement if not more at 1080P if you're already maxing out games. Considering a 6950 runs about 50+ FPS besides Metro I think you'd see a WORTHY upgrade you would not be disappointed. Hurry and grab one ow as AMD are releasing unloackable 6950's
    
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post #8 of 25
Go for it, I upgraded from a 4890 to 2x5770 and then to 5870 and It was a good improvement so it should be even better for you if you are going with a 6950.
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post #9 of 25
5970>6970>6950

So basically if you buy a 6950 and flash it to a 6970, you'll have almost the same performance as a 5970... maybe 10 FPS less or so...
    
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post #10 of 25
I'd say ~ 100% improvement.
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