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what would be a good graphics card to buy that will last me a while for the future and the futures games

so i can always have bad ass graphics when future games come out .
thanks

**i have a ATI Radeon 5770 right now**
Edited by rawrjaay - 4/1/11 at 7:33pm
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post #2 of 26
Worry about what you can use now is how I feel about computers. Once you need a faster card you will be able to find a much faster card for cheaper, usually.
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6990 is the best for future proofing,6970 for the best single card/gpu,6950 best bang for your buck expecaly when you bios flash it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fattymcbluff View Post
6990 is the best for future proofing,6970 for the best single card/gpu,6950 best bang for your buck expecaly when you bios flash it
Pretty much this.
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post #5 of 26
6950 in CF flashed to 6970s

best bang for the buck...unless you can afford and are willing to dish out for the 6990
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There is no such thing as future proofing with a pc. Just buy what you need.
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post #7 of 26
/\\ what he or she said. BUT here is a list that will help!

http://internetgames.about.com/od/ha...videocards.htm


Edit: And of course the 6990 is like 1.5 in the ranks or round about. I know there will be some controversy on that.
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Mine. ;]
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post #9 of 26
obvious question obvious answer. AMD's flagship video card of course.
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post #10 of 26
Flashing/unlocking the 6950 is overrated. Most of the performance difference between the 6950 and the 6970 is clock speed, therefore overclocking yields a larger performance increase than unlocking. You will gain 1-3% in performance from unlocking where as you will gain 10-15% (6970 performance and beyond) from overclocking. See the comparison in my signature.

The 6970 gives you the performance without the hassle and as a result carries a premium price over the 6950. The 6970 has better rated memory for a potential higher memory overclock. Also, the chips binned for the 6970 may have potential for a higher core overclock.

I went 6950 CFX for 1080P even though it's an overkill to max out every game currently and to hopefully buy me some time before my next upgrade.
Edited by compudaze - 4/1/11 at 9:57pm
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