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post #11 of 25
Yup, It would be a great upgrade!
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post #12 of 25
Going from a 4870 to a 6970 I was amazed, I can max all games apart from metro (which still gives playable frames at max settings) and DX11 games do look awesome... go for it you will not be dissapointed.
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Big improvement, go for the upgrade.
     
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Of coarse u will see improvment , go for it man ... flash it to 6970 and youll be in love .
    
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post #15 of 25
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Hey thanks for all the response, going to order it next week from newegg, I have noticed that newegg is listing the new cards with just 1 GB of ram.

Do you guys think the 2 GB model is worth the extra $20?
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post #16 of 25
Go for 2 GB if you have or plan on upgrading to a very high res screen. Otherwise it won't do too much for you. But if you consider future-proofing your system or if $20 extra isn't that much to you (considering you are dropping +200) go for it.
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The 2GB so you can unlock it too.
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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post
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!
if you really need to upgrade right now...then go 6950 for sure...I'm in the same boat as you, except I am going to wait for the 7 series or whenever bf3 comes out. My 4850 has served me quite well through the years though.

If you are planning to run at a high resolution then get the 2gb version...also the price drop to 1gb was a good move by amd.
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post
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!
I went from a 4890 to a 6970, the difference is huge.
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what about getting a 6870? can get one for $219 while a 6950 is going for $256 plus shipping. Finding it harder and harder trying to talk my wife into letting me spend 260+ on a video card may be easy go at $200+

What do you guys think will a 6870 still be a large improvement over a 4870 I currently have? Is the 6950 really worth the $50 premuim?

Thanks for all the feedback guys!
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