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Ok im confused here. What am I missing honestly. I run @ 1920x1080 & ive been looking at cards for awhile. Right now I own a 6950 Unlocked Shaders no OC yet

I was looking at hardware heave 6950 vs 6870 & they are showing at 1920x1080 the 6870 keeping up & sometimes beating the 6950

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg6/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-call-of-duty-black-ops.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg7/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-crysis-warhead.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg8/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-f1-2010.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg10/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-hawx-2.html

Im wondering because I seen the Sapphire 6870 on newegg today for 197.00 shipped & thinking about picking it up for a friend.
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3;12415562 
Ok im confused here. What am I missing honestly. I run @ 1920x1080 & ive been looking at cards for awhile. Right now I own a 6950 Unlocked Shaders no OC yet

I was looking at hardware heave 6950 vs 6870 & they are showing at 1920x1080 the 6870 keeping up & sometimes beating the 6950

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg6/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-call-of-duty-black-ops.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg7/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-crysis-warhead.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg8/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-f1-2010.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg10/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-hawx-2.html

Im wondering because I seen the Sapphire 6870 on newegg today for 197.00 shipped & thinking about picking it up for a friend.


It was a BE Card? Core clocks @ 970Mhz much? The Sapphire one unless it is a XFX BE will not come at stock with clocks that high or with the same cooling setup. Check other benches with a stock 6870 and I think you'll find what your looking for. The 6870 is a very good card though. However, I would still save another 60$ and get another 6950.
    
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the sapphire is 900mhz & this isnt for me its for a friend he has 200 max. I cant go any higher unless I add & im not willing to add 60 bucks
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/16/11 at 9:26pm
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Here's a link to TechPowerUp's 6950 review and I believe it includes a basic 6870 in the bench's.

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And one caveat: that review is before the better optimized drivers for the 6900 series came out. Still man, if he has only 200 then go for the 6870 or a GTX 470.
    
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this is what im not getting from these screens its not showing a mind blowing FPS difference from a 6870 to a 6950 like I was hoping to see.

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Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/16/11 at 9:36pm
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im just going to order him the 6870 because in all honesty in order to get him a 6950 i have to add about 80 bucks but im not willing to do & to be honest from screen shot after Screenshot im not seeing a Dramatic difference from a 6950 2gb to the 6870 really for me to waste 80 bucks
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You could get a 6950 $190 shipped after rebate.
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Holy old thread batman.
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