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So i'm still running my 8800gt 512mb and its been running great since i've bought it. But just recently with newer games i've put off playing them because i don't want to play at crap settings. Its not fun D:

So i've spent a lot of time recently trying to decide what i wanted to . First i was like go for the GTX 580 but that plan fell through when i was looking around some reviews for the 590 and they were comparing the 6950 CF / 560 SLI in the review as well. I've seen that the 560's have a higher power draw as well which is a bit poo i guess.

I'm really tempted to get 6950 in CF however i'm also thinking if it will be a waste of money considering 28nm isn't that far away. and im not playing BF3 with my 8800GT!

But should i get 6950 CF or wait for 28 nm graphic card on this system ?
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post #2 of 12
Upgrade, there are a lot of great cards out there, no sense in always waiting for the next big thing otherwise you'll never buy anything Then it will be "let the 28mm process get good" and then the 10mm process... ect. I personally love my 580's in SLI, but again, lots of great cards out there, 6950's would be great in CF as well.
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I should ask one thing there has been a lot of hype around the whole 2GB 6950 unlocking and what not. i do not really care for the unlocking part. However is there a difference in performance over the 1gb and 2gb 6950
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post #4 of 12
You'll be waiting until Christmas time at best. And then you might want to wait on the reviews for the first batch of cards. If you can deal with that wait time, go for it. If you want some great performance now, go with one 6950 or CFX if you want to. I have one 6950 atm, and it performs pretty well (I also used to have a 8800GT).
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post #5 of 12
OP is right, if you keep waiting for 28nm, it will be the whole thing all over again, lets wait till it matures, then the 19mm or whatever.

Just Get something from the 400 or 500 series, a GTX 460, 480, 580, pick either one. Should be more then enough for your gaming needs and a huge upgrade from the 8800GT.

PS: most people at ocn deem that all 500 series of cards except for the 580 to have some faults that caused them to burn out when ocing(?) I don't know..
post #6 of 12
GTX 480 ? No way...

It's a pretty long wait until Kepler and there's a lot of great games out there & coming out soon.

I think a single HD6950 should handle Battlefield 3.
post #7 of 12
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Someones offered me 2 6950 which are already unlocked for £320. should i take upon the offer?
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HELL YES, THAT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN'T SAY NO TO.

Sivilized answer: yes.
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upgrade. Chances are that you can't buy almost any 28nm GPUs even by the end of the year. And even if you could buy 28nm stuff before Christmas, what good would it do if would have missed the great graphics of the numerous games that are going to be released this year?
 
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upgrade. Chances are that you can't buy almost any 28nm GPUs even by the end of the year. And even if you could buy 28nm stuff before Christmas, what good would it do if would have missed the great graphics of the numerous games that are going to be released this year?
This.
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