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Crossfire unlocked 6950 1GB and save yourself a LOT of cash
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Its funny how the same ATI trolls patrol all of the GPU recommendation threads. My question is do you receive payment or do you have nothing better to do(probably because your cards can't pump out enough FPS for you) with yourselves?
It's funny how people like to make useless comments irrelevant to the OP. Not to mention for talking out their ass w/o any hard facts to prove it.
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Crossfire unlocked 6950 1GB and save yourself a LOT of cash
1GB doesn't unlock.
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Its funny how the same ATI trolls patrol all of the GPU recommendation threads. My question is do you receive payment or do you have nothing better to do(probably because your cards can't pump out enough FPS for you) with yourselves?
I agree, but its a two sided deal, plenty of nvidia trolls as well. We can't get rid of them.

I have owned 8800gts 640/512, 250gts single and sli, 5770 in single dual and trifire, 470gtx, 460gtx, 4850, 275gtx in single and sli, 260gtx. Not necessarily in the order provided. Right now I have a 6870.

My opinion is get what you need. They all perform well. Since the 6xxx series both ATI and Nvidia have equal quality(in terms of how i viewed the difference while playing games i can't tell the difference between the gf100/104/110 and the 6xxx series video quality even with close inspection).

Nvidia has better horsepower at the high end and better clock for clock, which is good for overclocking.

AMD has better power consumption and decent overclocking

For his situation with only 2 monitors the 570 is a much better buy. The little bit of extra ram is not going to make up for the lack of performance, let alone be noticeable in any game at this point, even if he does unlock it.

Edit: Should add i have used a system with a 6970 in it, my buddy built one with it. Same video quality as the 6870, visually to myself, with more juice is about all.
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He said hes planning on getting 3 1680x1050 monitors, making the 6950 a better choice.
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I agree, but its a two sided deal, plenty of nvidia trolls as well. We can't get rid of them.

I have owned 8800gts 640/512, 250gts single and sli, 5770 in single dual and trifire, 470gtx, 460gtx, 4850, 275gtx in single and sli, 260gtx. Not necessarily in the order provided. Right now I have a 6870.

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Nvidia has better horsepower at the high end and better clock for clock, which is good for overclocking.

AMD has better power consumption and decent overclocking

For his situation with only 2 monitors the 570 is a much better buy. The little bit of extra ram is not going to make up for the lack of performance, let alone be noticeable in any game at this point, even if he does unlock it.
well I do have my order in my cart at newegg...plan on snatching another monitor for 3 monitor gaming... I could get a second card in the future but want to go with a single card for now...

Hence the 6950 2GB sounds like a better fit for now...plan to keep 5850 as a backup just in case...now debating on brand... leaning towards asus...but gigabyte is looking good too
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Well i do plan on getting a third monitor to play on... playing on three monitors at 1680X1050 res each... I know with multiple card nvidia can do the same as eyefinity....
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He said hes planning on getting 3 1680x1050 monitors, making the 6950 a better choice.

So he did missed that post by him

Now it comes down to does he want a stable 60fps, 1 6950 is not going to net him that, and is he interested in 3d surround.

Also what games does he play?
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well I do have my order in my cart at newegg...plan on snatching another monitor for 3 monitor gaming... I could get a second card in the future but want to go with a single card for now...

Hence the 6950 2GB sounds like a better fit for now...plan to keep 5850 as a backup just in case...now debating on brand... leaning towards asus...but gigabyte is looking good too
Asus, MSI or Gigabyte, whichever is cheapest.
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6970 is faster than 570.

IS this thread really that much necessary?
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So he did missed that post by him

Now it comes down to does he want a stable 60fps, 1 6950 is not going to net him that, and is he interested in 3d surround.

Also what games does he play?
well I do play games like TF2 but also play the latest and greatest as well...Just recently finished dead space2... have Crysis2 on preorder...have a very extensive steam list...which includes titles like metro 2033, JC2,BC2 and borderlands...

Also do such games as nwn1, nwn2 and SL..
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