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post #11 of 29
2x 6950,s vs 1 6970= no brainer ! Only get the 6970 if you plan getting a second one for cfx! Plus i think you can only unlock a 2gb reference version!
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Just get 6970 unlocking 6950 to 6970 is like taking an engine from civic and transplant it in a viper. It sure look viper from outside but inside is not the same specially if you CF them.
For people saying it's 5 to 10 % difference its BS I have 2 6970 and I water cooled them and every thing on maximum 950/1450 and I don't even had to raise any voltage and it's destrying the 6990 and Gtx 580 sli it's how you do it
For example I was watching a review and those reviewr were saying they get 126 FPS on BCBF2 and I'm getting 175 everything on maximum and I'm getting 11235 on 3d 11
Just don't listen to these flashed thing it's not true
Complete and utter bs.
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post #13 of 29
Like the others have said, if I had to choose between x2 HD6950 2Gb in CrossfireX or a single HD6970, my decission would be, without any doubts, x2 HD6950 2Gb in CrossfireX.

You shouldn't even doubt it, go grab x2 HD6950 2Gb!
    
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no brainer,
2 6950's clocked to 6970 speeds
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Just get 6970 unlocking 6950 to 6970 is like taking an engine from civic and transplant it in a viper. It sure look viper from outside but inside is not the same specially if you CF them.
For people saying it's 5 to 10 % difference its BS I have 2 6970 and I water cooled them and every thing on maximum 950/1450 and I don't even had to raise any voltage and it's destrying the 6990 and Gtx 580 sli it's how you do it
For example I was watching a review and those reviewr were saying they get 126 FPS on BCBF2 and I'm getting 175 everything on maximum and I'm getting 11235 on 3d 11
Just don't listen to these flashed thing it's not true
I've got big hands but they aren't big enough for the facepalm this deserves.
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post #16 of 29
Obviously go crossfire hd 6950, as not only will you lose performance with one 6970 but you can flash both 6950 and unlock the extra shaders. I just bought a reference 6950 myself and I am looking foward to unlocking it. Whatever you do I suggest getting a reference 6950 with 2gb of vram if you want to unlock

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Thank you for all the advice people, i'll get my hands on 2x 6950's and sell my 5870, will make sure i get the reference 1's and ofcourse 2gb. i'll eventually be going eyefinity so ill need all the extra memory i can get!

+rep to all those useful comments. ty.
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post #18 of 29
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Thank you for all the advice people, i'll get my hands on 2x 6950's and sell my 5870, will make sure i get the reference 1's and ofcourse 2gb. i'll eventually be going eyefinity so ill need all the extra memory i can get!

+rep to all those useful comments. ty.
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Definitely a clever choice

6950 2Gb CrossfireX > HD6970 2Gb

No doubts about it, very good choice, you won't regret it
    
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Thank you for all the advice people, i'll get my hands on 2x 6950's and sell my 5870, will make sure i get the reference 1's and ofcourse 2gb. i'll eventually be going eyefinity so ill need all the extra memory i can get!

+rep to all those useful comments. ty.
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IMO a great choice!
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post #20 of 29
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Just get 6970 unlocking 6950 to 6970 is like taking an engine from civic and transplant it in a viper. It sure look viper from outside but inside is not the same specially if you CF them.
For people saying it's 5 to 10 % difference its BS I have 2 6970 and I water cooled them and every thing on maximum 950/1450 and I don't even had to raise any voltage and it's destrying the 6990 and Gtx 580 sli it's how you do it
For example I was watching a review and those reviewr were saying they get 126 FPS on BCBF2 and I'm getting 175 everything on maximum and I'm getting 11235 on 3d 11
Just don't listen to these flashed thing it's not true
The 6950 /6970 are more or less the Same cards.
6970 is just a overclocked version. for example, I can take 1 6950, overclock it to stock settings of a 6970, and it would perform just as it was a 6970.

and the flashy thing... it just changes the settings of the card, and is a lil bit more stabile then a usual overclock.

and also, flashing worls like a beauty!
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