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i'm looking to buy a new graphics card if i ever manage to shift my ps3 (£200 with 7 games)

i want ati, because i can then xfire, so here's the dilemma.


i don't really want to unlock a 6950, but from what i've seen you gain one fps if its unlocked, than if overclocked to same speeds, but want i want to know is, can the 6970 clock higher than a 6950, so what im saying is 6950 OC'd vs 6970 OC'd is it better?
    
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In CCC HD6950 overclocks max is 840/1325. (without flashing). The HD6970 in CCC overclock max is 950/1450. The core from a HD6950 is the same as the core from a HD6970. Only the memory chips are different...
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so if i manage to max out my 6970 at 940/1450, it will be better than any 6950?
    
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The 6970s are binned a little better, i would think, and memory is rated for higher voltage.

Overall, a 6970 SHOULD, on paper, clock better than a 6950/unlocked. Depends on brand and whether it is reference or an aftermarket cooler, as well, but regardless, every card/chip will be different.
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Techincally you should be able to OC the 6970 over an unlocked 6970 because of something with the memory onboard. If i'm wrong someone correct me. If you plan to leave it at stock 6970 settings then 6950 would be the way to go IMO.
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get the 6970 peace of mind u get 8pin in 6970 and 6pin in 6950 and if you get 2 6970 and water cooled them you will kick some ass I can get higher score than those reviewer who does the reviews and I'm beating Gtx 580 in sli mode in most of benchmarks and games
Just get 6970 it's not worth it to save $60 to get 6950 trust me
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ok, when i finally shift this ps3, i will get one smile.gif recommended brands? i want 2gb, im looking at the powercolour.
    
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2 GB of GFX memory will probably not make a difference. Powercolor is not bad. If you can, try to look for one with a custom cooler, it should let you overclock farther.
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My 6950 is overclocked @ 930/1425 with a Asus BIOS. I am running a slight voltage increase with a aggressive fan profile and I have zero issues. I personally went with the savings but if you have the sheckels then buy the 6970.


Edit: I forgot to mention my 6950 is unlocked.
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ok, when i finally shift this ps3, i will get one smile.gif recommended brands? i want 2gb, im looking at the powercolour.

Assuming your not going to be Crossfiring down the road, go with the Asus Directcu III.

With voltage and 1ghz+ overclocks, you'll still be around if not below the ~75c range which is more than exceptional for air cooling.
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