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I am looking at
a sapphire hd 6950 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

or a his hd 6950 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161355

Which one should I buy? Any better deal?
    
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sapphire , thats an easy choice . i have a sapphire 6950 and shes great , been flashed with 6970 bios for 2 months now i benchmark everyday and iv never had a problem where as other brands have failed e.g HIS or xfx

If you dont plan on overclocking or unlocking the shaders , then either will do .. depends which has the best support , iv never dealt with sapphire support as of yet .. and hopefully i wont have to .
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Get the cheaper one. Have you considered any other options or is the 6950 the only choice?
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That's what I thought? Is this the best deal?
    
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Get the cheaper one. Have you considered any other options or is the 6950 the only choice?
ATI section. So yes 6950 is the best choice.
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Can I find a better deal from nvidia?
    
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ATI section. So yes 6950 is the best choice.
Correct , either that or a gtx 560 or 570 ... id stick with ati , dont like nvidia nor their crowd full of fanboys .

Red tide , ftw !! u wont be dissapointed with a 6950 anyway , u have the option to unlock it to 6970 levels if you chose to .. (if ur card allows it)

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Can I find a better deal from nvidia?
Well, you can post in the general graphics card section and tell them that you're looking for a new card, list your criteria(price, performance, sound level etc) and they can help you better.

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Correct , either that or a gtx 560 or 570 ... id stick with ati , dont like nvidia nor their crowd full of fanboys .
Just because we like their products doesn't make us fanboys, anyways I'm not going to reply to another fanboy comment. Just saying, if you wanted a fair opinion then do as said above.
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Correct , either that or a gtx 560 or 570 ... id stick with ati , dont like nvidia nor their crowd full of fanboys .
Not even the 560 or 570, 6950 is still better.

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Can I find a better deal from nvidia?
No, get an Asus, MSI, Gigabyte or Sapphire 6950 2GB and just unlock the shaders.
Edited by Snowman1989 - 2/2/11 at 10:55pm
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6950 is a better choice if you're planning to crossfire in the future. The scaling for the 6xxx cards are 85%-99% which evenly matches the 570 sli and 580 sli (if you unlock the 6950) and in some cases beat both cards.

If you're planning to use only a single card then I would go for Nvidia 460, 470, 560, or 570. Those cards are the best money can buy. On the other hand if you're going crossfire then a 69xx will be your best option.
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