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post #11 of 17
Ah ok,

The only reason I went with the GTX570 was because I wanted physx. If you have that then you're golden.

It's not really hard, and the other bonus is it's easy to flash back.

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post #12 of 17
from what ive read the unlocking takes around 5 minutes & a monkey can do it.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by komichi View Post
CF or Sli will make it go way over my budget. I'd rather get a new SSD with the money I could save from SLI/CF.

Is the 6950 unclock easy to do? I have a 9800GTX+ for PhysX so I don't really need an NVidia card.
It's easy to do, the 6900s has 2 BIOS, simply flash the spare one to a 6970 and it should do. I did not suggest the nVidia card because of PhysX, only because the 570/480 are in the same price range and 6970 is a bit more expensive up there.
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post #14 of 17
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I think I'll go with the 6950 route.

Any brand/model suggestion?
post #15 of 17
They are all the same reference cards, just pick one with a a life-time warranty/better warranty experience.
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post #16 of 17
Well, it stutters because of the lack of memory, at such insane resolutions.

You need 2GB VRAM, go for a Radeon 6950.
   
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post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestion everyone! Went with a 2gb XFX one.
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