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Sapphire: 5870 upgrade to 6950

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Just sharing this guys (yes I know: cool story bro)

I had another thread where I had problems with Sapphire regarding my Eyefinity 6 5870 and their replacement.

I was going to ask them for an upgrade, but instead they offered me one without asking.

They offered me a 6950 2GB for my troubled 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition.

Now the only thing I am skeptical of, is that 5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 are valued at a higher price.
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The 6950 is only slightly faster then 5870.
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6950 is faster can be unlocked to 6970 , i upgraded from a 5850 and i was happy .
    
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See if you can get them to bump you up to a 6970
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So I shouldn't worry about the value?

Starwa1ker, I don't want to push Sapphire too much.
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So I shouldn't worry about the value?

Starwa1ker, I don't want to push Sapphire too much.
I would not worry about it; you get to step up to a new gen card!
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As of today on newegg they are both the same price. $279 and $259 after MIR. Both cards.
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6950 for sure! the only reason you wouldn't is if you are using more than 3 monitors. the only reason you'd wanna keep the 5870 is if you're actually using the 6 Edition part. The 6950 is faster stock, overclocks better, AND it could be unlocked to a 6970.
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