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ok, i want to either buy a 6950 and unlock it or buy the 6970 but wondering which card would you buy if you wanted to get a 6950 to unlock?
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HIS at Amazon.
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I'd buy ASUS, Sapphire or XFX.
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post #5 of 18
Unlocking the 6950 only gives you a ~3% performance increase. Overclocking the card gives you more of a performance increase (The extra 3% on top of that doesn't hurt though). I would go with whatever the cheapest is. I found a 6950 1GB for $250 and 6950 2GB for $270. You can find some with rebates for an even better deal.
Edited by compudaze - 3/8/11 at 9:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze;12655844 
Unlocking the 6950 only gives you a ~3% performance increase. Overclocking the card gives you the most performance. I would go with whatever the cheapest is. I found a 6950 1GB for $250 and 6950 2GB for $270. You can find some with rebates for an even better deal.

Get the 2GB model. The link I posted has it for $256 AMIR. The resale value will be much better for the 2GB.
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Anyone without the unbearable blower type fan.
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post #8 of 18
I would go for Sapphire's they always give good stuff that comes with the video card. Other manufacturers are expensive and they don't even give enough accessories with it. How cheap.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasp1js;12655886 
Anyone without the unbearable blower type fan.

Unbearable? I like it for pushing the hot air out of my case. Keep the fan under 48% and it's hardly noticeable.
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post #10 of 18
XFX 2gb version is $260 after MIR at newegg, and has the lifetime warranty
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