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why not go with a gtx 580 at the same price as 2 hd 6950's and don't have to deal with the hassle of xfire drivers... I would just get a gtx 580...smile.gif
    
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i'm gonna say getting 2 is still overkill lol. dude i run 3x24" 5760x1080p with a single 6950! and all games run perfectly, eg bfbc2 on highest settings no problem. so getting 2 would just be good for benchmarking at this point in time. i say save ur money and buy the one 6950, unlock shaders and oc
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Unlocked the extra shaders and overclocked to 970/1450 no problem (with voltage bump)

love this card.
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why not go with a gtx 580 at the same price as 2 hd 6950's and don't have to deal with the hassle of xfire drivers... I would just get a gtx 580...
coz it cant run 3 monitors..
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coz it cant run 3 monitors..
Lolol pwnt.
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Lolol pwnt.
lol indeed.. I like AMD because they understand Price versus Performance + Compatibility. Thats why you can't beat a AMD Based system with the processing power and graphics power for the price.
    
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Again, Processing Cores are only worth noting if it's the same architecture, which, in this case, it isnt.

So dont worry about that. 2 more reps and u may be able to post a wanted thread for an unlockable 6950
    
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Again, Processing Cores are only worth noting if it's the same architecture, which, in this case, it isnt.

So dont worry about that. 2 more reps and u may be able to post a wanted thread for an unlockable 6950
Hey be a nice guy and give me some rep ^_^.. Nah just joking that would be against OCN rules
    
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i'm gonna say getting 2 is still overkill lol. dude i run 3x24" 5760x1080p with a single 6950! and all games run perfectly, eg bfbc2 on highest settings no problem. so getting 2 would just be good for benchmarking at this point in time. i say save ur money and buy the one 6950, unlock shaders and oc
I agree. I found a guy who had two reference 5850s and was trying to get 140 each of them. I wanted to get both, but just one 5850 is enough for me and one monitor. The performace was a big jump over my 4870.
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Get a 2GB Reference Sapphire 6950. Unlock teh extra shaders, and OC that thing to 1GHz core.
no worries be happy.
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