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I have ordered a 6950 2GB


It should get here early next week...

VERY EXCITED, the WAITING is the worst part
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by masustic View Post
So i have had my 5770's for a while now and i am itching to upgrade. Not sure what to upgrade to. have been looking at going the single card route with a 6970 but is a single card really that much better?I also like the idea of 6870cf. I also thought about just picking up a 580 but then i can't add another in the future. What should i do?????? trying to stay under $600 or so but the cheaper the better
hd6950 2gb can be unlocked to a hd6970,
but they wont oc as well as hd6970,
so I recommend u to get 2x hd6970/2x hd6950 since u have a budget of $600,
2x hd6970= $660
2x hd6950= $520
prices are taken from newegg
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post #13 of 20
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I have ordered a 6950 2GB


It should get here early next week...

VERY EXCITED, the WAITING is the worst part
From that 5670, that should be pretty noticeable. Almost exactly 4X as fast.
     
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post #14 of 20
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while 6970 CF sounds awesome i doubt my psu could handle them.
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by masustic View Post
while 6970 CF sounds awesome i doubt my psu could handle them.
Get a 6950/GTX 570, SLI/Xfire them when they drop low enough and when you'll need the extra horsepower .

Just whatever you do, don't buy the 6990.
    
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post #16 of 20
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while 6970 CF sounds awesome i doubt my psu could handle them.
Should be fine if you dont overclock them a ton
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post #17 of 20
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I was thinking if I went with 2 of these i could afford water blocks and backplates also. well it would be a little over my budget but i think i could swing it! Would I see a big performance increase?? also would those backplates work with that card??
Edited by masustic - 3/17/11 at 9:40am
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post #18 of 20
Grab 2 6950 2GB Cards flash them to 6970's. I have the card below on its way should be there when I get home.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

These I've been told unlock no problem.
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580, then add another later for POWARRRRRRRRRRRrrr
     
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post #20 of 20
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So i Pulled the trigger just now and ordered two of these from the egg. Should be a pretty good upgrade from 5770's!
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