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As the title says. Today was my first time trying my Sapphire 6950 and it artifacts all the time, even when it's at idle. What happened to the 6950 PCS++? And when is Gigabyte going to come out with a tri-fan for the 6950?

I'm open to Nvidia. Throw me all plausible suggestions that fall within a $280 price range.
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6950 shader unlock + about 950mhz core > GTX 580 at stock.

Definitely, buy another 6950. Unless you want a non-ref cooler then any brand is fine. Maybe sapphire will give you a discount if you just buy another of theirs (?). Keep in mind the non refs might not have voltage control like almost all ref ones do.
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I'd go for another 6950. Nothing else in your price range is comparable. And just because you got a fluke this time doesn't mean it will happen again.
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post #4 of 13
for 250 u can get 560ti, i favor geforce card better drivers ,ati i had problems.
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for 250 u can get 560ti, i favor geforce card better drivers ,ati i had problems.
BAH thats a huge downgrade!! Keep your the RMA new card when it comes back
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BAH thats a huge downgrade!! Keep your the RMA new card when it comes back
^This.
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post #7 of 13
well overclocks. grate i dont thing he wants to spend $500 on 580. could pick up a 480 on cheap.
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well overclocks. grate i dont thing he wants to spend $500 on 580. could pick up a 480 on cheap.
Why? that would just be a waste of his money.... get another 6950 or 6970 when 7xxx series comes out.... there is no point in changing ever generation of cards bc they will still completely max out games at these levels.

Get a sound card or save for BD..
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If yer rma'ing, why are you buying another card? If the card is under 30 days old, return to vendor?

Anyways, I'd buy the a 6950 from Amazon, lowest is 245. Btw the PCS++ was recalled, pulled from shelves cuz it doesn't unlock. They might have new batches up but I dunno. Powercolor was caught with their pants down on that card.
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If yer rma'ing, why are you buying another card? If the card is under 30 days old, return to vendor?

Anyways, I'd buy the a 6950 from Amazon, lowest is 245. Btw the PCS++ was recalled, pulled from shelves cuz it doesn't unlock. They might have new batches up but I dunno. Powercolor was caught with their pants down on that card.

Did they not test the card...? That sucks because i was looking forward to a dual-bios 6950. And I'm either getting a refund or a return. This is my 3rd component I return and quite frankly I'm tired. May just get a refund so i can gather money and purchase one the day i send the 6950 in. I've been waiting almost a month to get this thing together.
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