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5870 vs 6870 vs 6950

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I am going to be upgrading my CPU and GPU here shortly.


I am wondering which GPU is the best one. They all have similar prices, but I am unsure which is the most future proof.


I usually only upgrade my GPU every 1.5 years.


- Obz
post #2 of 21
Get the HD6950 and unlock it to a 6970
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6950 for sure...it can be pretty much flashed to a 6970.

source: http://techreport.com/discussions.x/20170
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6950 for sure...it can be pretty much flashed to a 6970.

source: http://techreport.com/discussions.x/20170
Wow sweet! I need to read more!


Thanks guys!


Any certain brand I should stick with?
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Wow sweet! I need to read more!


Thanks guys!


Any certain brand I should stick with?
stick with whatever you think is capable...i like asus...gigabyte has a 3 year warranty...so that is solid as well...I would consider the 1gb version which came out recently...about $30 cheaper than the 2gb...depends on what resolution you are using.
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stick with whatever you think is capable...i like asus...gigabyte has a 3 year warranty...so that is solid as well...I would consider the 1gb version which came out recently...about $30 cheaper than the 2gb...depends on what resolution you are using.
Alright awesome, thanks!
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6950 1GB cannot unlock, the 2GB can.
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6950 1GB cannot unlock, the 2GB can.
For sure? This is good to know. I will spend the extra money if this is a true statement.
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For sure? This is good to know. I will spend the extra money if this is a true statement.
Yeah it's true.
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Alright, thanks a ton guys!
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