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post #21 of 25
There's not really such thing as future proof at the rate that graphics cards are developed and released. Three generations of video cards in two years is kind of nuts smile.gif

If you have around 11" of clearance you should be good to go. (Though I'm not sure what the exact size of the Sapphire card is.)
Edited by quaaark - 3/19/11 at 12:41am
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My 6950 1GB is just over 10". I will say 10.25" just to be safe. The reference (2gb) 6950 is 11.3".

There is no difference in benchmarks between the two cards unless you unlock the 2gb version and even then it's nothing to write home about.

The 6950 1GB I bought is a BEAST. I hit 1000 / 1450 @ 1.25v and it didn't even blink an eye. Temps got a little high (80-85c) and I like my stuff running cool (65-70c) so I game at 950 / 1400 @ 1.17v.

I strongly recommend the 1GB model since you will only be using one monitor at 1080. Save the extra $80 for a couple games.
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post #23 of 25
Actully the reference 6950 is about 10.8" long. Go with the 1GB one mate. There is still a chance it will unlock (you will have to use the core unlocker from techPowerUp) but other than if the 1GB is a lot cheaper than that is the card to go for. At the same clocks the extra shaders only give 5% more performance so even if it does not unlock don't worry too much about it and so long as you have a second card to use you can simply flash it back. =)

Here is a 1GB vs 2GB comparison.
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Two gigs.

I've topped my VRAM amount several times on a 1920x1080 display with a HD5870, not nice to see that the GPU gets bottlenecked due to a VRAM lack.
   
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post #25 of 25
I play at the same resolution as you and my old 1Gb 5850 Crossfire set-up was VRAM limited in quite a few games!!

The 2Gb of VRAM on my 6950 has smoother out so many games smile.gif
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