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It's simple. It really depends on your goal.

If you want to play newer games on high quality on max res with good frame rates, get a 6950 1GB for $224 AR.

If you want to save some money, deal with lower quality to achieve playable frame rates, get a GTX 460 768MB for $108 AR. Track is right, even though the GTX 460 1GB is better (not just because 768mb vs 1gb, but also 192bit vs 256bit) - it's certainly not even close to the best value (or worth the $200 asking price).
Wrong.

The best course of action is to buy GTX 460 SLi. It would beat the crap out of HD 6950 until the HD 6950 would become useless anyway.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...460_SLI/7.html

I'm going to say this and leave:
Buy two GTX 460s for 212$ AR and have near-HD 5970 performance.
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post #22 of 66
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Wrong.

The best course of action is to buy GTX 460 SLi. It would beat the crap out of HD 6950 until the HD 6950 would become useless anyway.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...460_SLI/7.html

I'm going to say this and leave:
Buy two GTX 460s for 212$ AR and have near-HD 5970 performance.
GOD, err I mean Track, has spoken.

You have until 3/6/11 to BUY THAT CARD or THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW IT WILL COME TO AN END!!!
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Just almost clicked buy for the dual 460...then i relized i dont have enough power to support this. ***

500W FTL
Edited by Singledigit - 2/28/11 at 2:51pm
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Just almost clicked buy for the dual 460...then i relized i dont have enough power to support this. ***

500W FTL
LOL my co-worker bought a second gtx 465, only to find out his ultra 750watt couldn't handle 2x gtx465 i think its because it a crap psu lol
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GOD, err I mean Track, has spoken.

You have until 3/6/11 to BUY THAT CARD or THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW IT WILL COME TO AN END!!!
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post #26 of 66
The 460 with 768MB of video ram, can have its bandwidth saturated.
For instance, even with Aero disabled. Bad Company 2 uses a little over 768MB at 1920 x 1080. With Aero enabled I am at 840MB of video ram.
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Buy this card no buy this card and why not this card while you are considering that card, buy two cards because two cards are better than one card and cheaper than three cards, but whatever you decide pay no attention to your budget because this card is better for 3 monitors and will play all futuristic games on the Dallas Cowboy Stadium size monitors with the greatest realism...

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post #28 of 66
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Should I wait to buy a video card with the new 6990 coming out? Will prices on other video cards drop, perhaps even a little.
Any suggestions would help
A 6850 would be a handsome upgrade, and its scaling ability makes it a good choice for the future as well.

If you could scratch together a couple more bucks and get a steal on a (with rebates and a deal price) 6870, don't be afraid.
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post #29 of 66
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The 460 with 768MB of video ram, can have its bandwidth saturated.
For instance, even with Aero disabled. Bad Company 2 uses a little over 768MB at 1920 x 1080. With Aero enabled I am at 840MB of video ram.
What does Aero do, any way? I got the Aero disc w/ my GTS 450 and GTX 570. I installed them, but have no idea what they do.

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I was referring to the Windows 7 Aero desktop.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...top-experience
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