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My CF has served me well, but looks like its time to upgrade. I would like to go to a single GPU. Right now I have 2 512 4870s.

Please give me your suggestions on a great single GPU with 1GB that will work well with my sig rig and give me an improvement My 3Dmark 06 score is also in my sig. Price around $300

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HD6950(unlocked)/gtx570, both have more than 1Gb
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Get a 6950 and flash it to a 6970 =D
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Gtx480 ,Gtx570, HD6950, HD6970..

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thanks, any links to performance comparison stats?
    
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post #6 of 11
honestly here is my theory, none of it is hard prooven but im going off the knowledge ive gathered.

Since the 69xx series is over your 300$ price range prefference, lets set those aside for a tick.

That leaves the 68xx series bellow it and the 5k series bellow that even further.

my point is this, you need to think about wether or not you want to CF your new card latter on down the road.

THis is why

The 6870 (for example) is a good card, but it is (i belive) out performed by its older brother the 5870 as a single card.

However, the 6870 crossfire will outperform a 5870 crossfire because while the 5870 holds about 60% scaling in the second card, the 6870 will hold 90% + depending on the games you are playing.

Both are dx11 compatable but the 6870 has better tesselation.

Im not making any hard suggestions but i am putting that out there for you.

Hope it helps
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I would get HD 6950 and Unlock it. I had 2 x HD 4870 1GBs and even going to HD 5850 i got better fps once both were overclocked.
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post #8 of 11
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Ok been looking and I will push the price to $350.. I'll have to stick with 1 GPU.

Looking at these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130595

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150517

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102916
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post #9 of 11
350$ will get you a HD 6970 or a GTX570. If you have no problems with ATi then get the HD 6970.
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post #10 of 11
Get a 6950 and be happy with it! lol


I'm getting a 6870 and I will probably regret it.
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