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Would a 6950 be an upgrade over a gtx 295?

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I have a few bucks lying around and lately my gtx 295 has been bothering me, it is far too hot and far too loud and I have no overclocking headroom and don't have the option of watercooling it since it is a dual pcb design. The 2gb 6950s are sitting at about $280 but I could get one for $260 with a rebate and a $10 gift card but I honestly don't know if this is even an upgrade. I figure I could get about $200 for my gtx 295 on craigslist as I can't sell on OCN yet. Would the ~$60 be worth it for the 6950. I may unlock but it sounds like the chances of getting a good unlock are getting lower every day due to the first batches of cards running out.
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Side grade performance wise.
You might notice slightly smoother gameplay with the 6950.

I'd do it, I went from a 295 to a 5870 without losing any sleep.
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Yes get a Ref. 6950 and unlock it .
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can non reference 6950s unlock? I saw a thread right before I posted this saying that MSI was having some cards that unlocked on non reference pcbs. The cards im looking at are these two: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rder=BESTMATCH
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