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I've currently got Saphire VaporX HD 5770

Is it worth upgrading to the 6870?

Price diffrence where I live isn't too diffrent

Don't want to be buying something that might be updated soon again...
I'd eventually be able to get 2

Guess I can't be more simple then that
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Or is it more worth spending 40-50 euro less on the 6850 and flashing to 6870
or is it more with spending 20 euro more on 6950 and flashing to 6970


I'm mainly asking because I've heard voices of a new version of windows being in developement and I don't want to be stuck with a DX11 card when DX12 might be on the way...
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If it's 40-50 to either 6850 or 6950... I don't see a dilemma here, get the 6950. On the other hand did you mean 40-50 euro to 6850 and 100 euro to 6950?
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it's about 20 euro more for a 6950 then a 6870. and 30-40 euro to get 2gb

about 200 euro diffrence from 6850 to 6970
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Originally Posted by Xoriam View Post
it's about 20 euro more for a 6950 then a 6870. and 30-40 euro to get 2gb

about 200 euro diffrence from 6850 to 6970

get the 6950 2gb version and unlock the shaders on it and then OC it.. viola...a 6970 on the cheap
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When did these come out btw?
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December 17 2010 if i recall correctly...
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Alright.

I'll most likely look into getting it then.
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the 6870 is a far better card then the 5770. way more power & tessellation. ive had both cards & its noticable

The difference between the 6870 & the 6950 that I saw when I switched cards was around 10 fps at the most. I paid 200 for the 6870 & 280 for my 6950 2gb which I felt like I wasted money for a measly 10fps when I could of just overclocked the 6870
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