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Newegg has a Sapphire 6590 1GB for $259 minus $20 rebate. $240 for a 6950 1GB. $10 cheaper than the GTX 560 Ti's.

So....

On average, the HD 6950 1GB is 9.5% faster at 1920x1200 than the GTX 560 Ti. 9.5% more performance for $10 less... What's to think about?

#'s from the guru3d comparison...
- Modern Warfare 2: HD 6590 by 4.8%
- Far Cry 2: HD 6590 by 6.6%
- Anno 1404 - Dawn of Discovery: HD 6590 by 14.7%
- Crysis Warhead: HD 6590 by 8.5%
- 3DMark Vantage: HD 6590 by 11.2%
- Metro 2033 - The Last Refuge: HD 6590 by 8.7%
- Colin McRae DiRT 2: HD 6590 by 9%
- Battlefield Bad Company 2: HD 6590 by 6.4%
- 3DMark 11: HD 6590 by 15.4%
Edited by compudaze - 2/2/11 at 12:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze;12236398 
Newegg has a Sapphire 6590 1GB for $259 minus $20 rebate. $240 for a 6950 1GB. $10 cheaper than the GTX 560 Ti's.

So....

On average, the HD 6950 1GB is 9.5% faster at 1920x1200 than the GTX 560 Ti. 9.5% more performance for $10 less... What's to think about?

#'s from the guru3d comparison...
- Modern Warfare 2: HD 6590 by 4.8%
- Far Cry 2: HD 6590 by 6.6%
- Anno 1404 - Dawn of Discovery: HD 6590 by 14.7%
- Crysis Warhead: HD 6590 by 8.5%
- 3DMark Vantage: HD 6590 by 11.2%
- Metro 2033 - The Last Refuge: HD 6590 by 8.7%
- Colin McRae DiRT 2: HD 6590 by 9%
- Battlefield Bad Company 2: HD 6590 by 6.4%
- 3DMark 11: HD 6590 by 15.4%

That's what tilted me over to 6950, since that is just the 1GB one for 1920x1200, and I'm getting 2gb.
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post #43 of 64
6950 no questions asked. The unclock is the whole reason.
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I'm probably not going to unlock it for a while, won't be a need for it since my 5770 can run most games flawlessly. Also don't want to risk it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi;12237891 
I'm probably not going to unlock it for a while, won't be a need for it since my 5770 can run most games flawlessly. Also don't want to risk it.

There's no risk if you use a shader unlocked 6950 BIOS, it will keep clocks and RAM timings of the 6950.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowman1989;12237927 
There's no risk if you use a shader unlocked 6950 BIOS, it will keep clocks and RAM timings of the 6950.

So theres no way the card can get messed up from it?
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Hm, I'm going to go with a reference 6950 instead so I can unlock it, if I need to I'll get Thermalright Shaman if it becomes too hot. Deciding between XFX and Sapphire.
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Between those 2 I choose Sapphire, but Asus, MSI and Gigabyte are also good choices.
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post #49 of 64
6950 with an unclock.
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Yeah I'm going with the Sapphire.
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