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So i could get 2x 5870 VaporX for fairly cheap $250 and there's the MSI 6950 2GB for around that price. What would be the better buy here? Should i go with the old tech that is faster or go with the new tech but slower? I'm not a fan of running multiple GPUs tho but it's not big of a problem for me. Which one is the better buy here?
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Dual 6950 2GBs and Unlock them.
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Since you already have 1 6850 you might as well just get another one. The performance between 6950 and 5870 is really close, but the 6950 will run cooler and use less power. Also, future driver releases from AMD will be targeted at the 6xxx series so you will prolly get more bang for your buck that way. Just my $.02
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I know dual 6950s would be very nice but i was talking about sub $250 price range there tho .
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Actually i don't have any 6950 atm. The one in my sig rig is the one i wanting to buy atm not in my possession yet.

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Since you already have 1 6850 you might as well just get another one. The performance between 6950 and 5870 is really close, but the 6950 will run cooler and use less power. Also, future driver releases from AMD will be targeted at the 6xxx series so you will prolly get more bang for your buck that way. Just my $.02
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I know dual 6950s would be very nice but i was talking about sub $250 price range there tho .
Your card in your sig rig is a 2GB right?
That's what I saw online.

So, get another 2GB and unlock them.

$245 after rebate.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7BBTkwCjCECjCE
post #7 of 20
Ok...saw your other post.

Well get 2 5870s and Crossfiring them gives you a great amount of power.

You might as well get those dual 5870's for the price of just one 6950.

Get the dual 5870s, hands down.
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Having two 5870s won't do jack for you once you've hit your memory limit and your cards get choked, hello single digit fps.
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Originally Posted by Phobos223 View Post
Since you already have 1 6850 you might as well just get another one. The performance between 6950 and 5870 is really close, but the 6950 will run cooler and use less power. Also, future driver releases from AMD will be targeted at the 6xxx series so you will prolly get more bang for your buck that way. Just my $.02
Uh no its not, the performance of a 560ti is about the same as 5870 give or take. unlocking a 6950 will be the best bang for ur buck
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Is that 2 Vapors for $250, or each?
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