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Galaxy Geforce GTX480 Super OC or XFX HD Radeon HD 6950 2GB probably 6970 Flashed

Poll Results: XFX 6850 2gb flashed to 6970 or Galaxy GTX480 OC?

 
  • 44% (4)
    Galaxy GTX480 OC
  • 55% (5)
    XFX 6850 2gb flashed to 6970
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I was thinking about building up a new whole computer but I have been having trouble with getting a good deal on a graphic card. I got mad after how I realized I didn't jump on Sapphires 5870 2gb for $180.

So, I was wondering which one of these could be a better deal? They basically come out to the same price if I do the rebates and everything.

http://www.provantage.com/galaxy-tec...j~7GALX024.htm
Which I could get for around 287.26 - 50 AR = 237

Or

I could go with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150518
Which Amazon has for practically the same price.
$260 after AR and I have like $30 in gift cards....
The thing is with the 6950 is I could flash to to a 6970 right?

Thanks for all your help!
Edited by lunarpoc - 3/7/11 at 11:31pm
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post #2 of 5
i would go with 6850 and flashing it with 6970 bios to brick it
jk i know you meant 6950
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Crap, should have check my whole thread for typos. I see a lot of typos with the numbers...
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post #4 of 5
Yea 6950s unlock, but the GTX480 is a better performer overall though it consumes alot more power.
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Isn't the 6970 like ATI/AMD's top right now? So it lost to a last gen NVIDIA?
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