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I use a 1920x1080 23" LED Acer. I was considering going tri 20" but I just bought a good quality monitor instead. So, what do you say? GTX460, 6850, 6870?

Even though my 6950 2GB had artifacts it slaughtered every game on that one screen and I figured, since I'm not going to be using that much VRAM and the card is kind of an overkill, what should I go for?
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I use a 1920x1080 23" LED Acer. I was considering going tri 20" but I just bought a good quality monitor instead. So, what do you say? GTX460, 6850, 6870?

Even though my 6950 2GB had artifacts it slaughtered every game on that one screen and I figured, since I'm not going to be using that much VRAM and the card is kind of an overkill, what should I go for?
A 460 would be pretty good (The 1GB model though). If you want a bit of future-proofing, the 560 is equal to a GTX 470, and is pretty cheap.
     
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A 460 would be pretty good (The 1GB model though). If you want a bit of future-proofing, the 560 is equal to a GTX 470, and is pretty cheap.
Yeah, I had been looking into a 560. What's the overclocking headroom like?
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Rev 1 6950 2GB unlocks to a 6970 and overclocks from there (make sure it has the original ATi cooler or it is not a rev 1 or has been modified).

Grab one... be happy.
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6950 1GB unlock to 6970s...? And what's the chances that it'll fail? This is my 2nd video card this month alone.
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6950 1GB unlock to 6970s...? And what's the chances that it'll fail? This is my 2nd video card this month alone.
Only the rev 1 2GB will unlock and they have a 99 percent success rate so I would not worry about getting a dud. Tech power up did an article on it and out of hundreds only one would not unlock.

Go into the ATi section and read the threads on 6950 unlock... people are going nuts. I'm glad I did it!

Plus the drivers ATi is putting out over the next year are upping performance like no one's business and the 11.4 preview drivers put their words to action. I have gained frames in all of my games from 11.2 to 11.4 preview and they say it is just a taste of what is to come.
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Only the rev 1 2GB will unlock and they have a 99 percent success rate so I would not worry about getting a dud. Tech power up did an article on it and out of hundreds only one would not unlock.

Go into the ATi section and read the threads on 6950 unlock... people are going nuts. I'm glad I did it!

Plus the drivers ATi is putting out over the next year are upping performance like no one's business and the 11.4 preview drivers put their words to action. I have gained frames in all of my games from 11.2 to 11.4 preview and they say it is just a taste of what is to come.

Will I be able to find Rev 1 cards now? I don't know whether I should go back to the 6950 2Gb.
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Will I be able to find Rev 1 cards now? I don't know whether I should go back to the 6950 2Gb.
Find a 2gb model with the stock ATi cooler and you should be fine.
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