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2GB 5870 vs 2GB 6950?

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The prices are pretty much the same, except for a 2GB 5870 being sold for $230-240 on NewEgg. What's the power consumption, temperatures and performance difference? No overclock and no unlock on the 6950's part.
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The 6950 is ~10% faster on average at 1080p, and more on higher resolutions. Mine can hit around 80*c in games (metro) but its very quiet, much more than the 5850 I used to have.




Edited by Razi3l - 2/20/11 at 10:47am
    
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The 6950 is ~10% faster on average at 1080p, and more on higher resolutions. In games, it actully consumes less power in games and at idle it uses about the same amount of power, the noise is a lot less and temps are good, mine can hit around 80*c in games (metro) but its very quiet, much more than the 5850 I used to have.



pretty much covers it. i'd go with the 69xx,even though the 5870 is still a great card.
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I was worried about the noise but since it's only 3db above the 6850 (which I previously owned), it's all good. Plus, I have a mid-tower case and will be installing a 120mm fan with 80cfm below the 6950, should I have it pull or push towards the card's fan?

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+1 for the graph Razi3l
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Aren't stats great?
Makes some people grow up real quick with their comments.
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2GB 6950s (so long as they're reference IIRC) can also be flashed/unlocked to 6970 shaders/BIOS...that said I'd go for the 6950
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90% can be solved on google search.
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go for the 6950 2GB. The 5860 is still a good card but will lacks in tessellation
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/20/11 at 11:59am
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90% can be solved on google search.
90% of the things on google are either 1. benchmarks (which I do not trust), 2. Overclock.net posts or 3. threads on random websites that received no responses. Plus, I like this community. Why would I need to go elsewhere?
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