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I think I might just go for the 480, I've heard ATI drivers are bad and being a student, 25pound is a LOT!
Good choice?
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hmmm extra £25 for the 6950.. I think its the XFX 2gb one, is that unlockable?
All reference 6950 unlock into 6970, if not you could just do a shader unlock.
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The 69xx cards have gotten a nice boost from 11.4 so that may help it put out above the 480. Also, you can unlock reference 6950s. ...and it has 2gb of vram which will help in the future.
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His 22 inch monitor won't notice the 2GB of vram
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Dont know what the 6950 overclocks like but i had a few 5870's,4 to date and they all overclocked like mofos.
Despite hitting 1ghz core on all of the 5870's i had the nvidia i now have returned much more fps in game clock for clock when overclocked,its just hot and loud
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His 22 inch monitor won't notice the 2GB of vram
Right....so you allready know what resolution hes running at then?
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Resolution is important not the size tho but i haven't seen a 22" with res higher than 1920x1080 anyway .
To OP: The unlockable one is the one that has reference design w/ BIOS SWITCH. The non reference one for example would be the MSI Twin Frozr II (No BIOS SWITCH). 11.4 driver pushed the 69xx performance by a bit too.
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His 22 inch monitor won't notice the 2GB of vram
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I'm running at 1080P, and would I be bottle necking the cards at 3.0ghz?
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Dont know what the 6950 overclocks like but i had a few 5870's,4 to date and they all overclocked like mofos.
Despite hitting 1ghz core on all of the 5870's i had the nvidia i now have returned much more fps in game clock for clock when overclocked,its just hot and loud
I agree with you. I noticed a huge jump in gaming performance jumping from my 5870/5970 trifire setup to my 480 SLI configuration that I have now. Im pulling in 90 FPS on BC2 at 5760x1200 with everything on max. Not to bad IMHO.

Either card you get, if you play at a 1920x1080 resolution, will perform well for all of today's hottest games, including Crysis 2 and the like.

The only downside to the 480 is the heat that it puts off and the fan noise, but hey, you have to pay some price for power...
Edited by Moltar - 4/1/11 at 8:00am
post #20 of 29
The GTX480 should be overall better than the HD6950, but the radeon HD6950 is better at antisortropic Filtering than the GTX480. But the 480 consumes 50 more Watts than the 6950 but it should be atleast 11% Faster. So the natural choice should be the GTX480. Just Watch this site: http://www.hwcompare.com/8757/geforc...adeon-hd-6950/
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