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I realize that this board will obviously be biased towards nvidia but I had to choose one of the two.

Anyone care to list some pros and cons of each?
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Go for the 2gb 6950. It costs about 20 more dollars or so, and you get a much faster card that can unlock, which gives you 570 speeds, for 260-70 USD.
    
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Here's a comparison of the two. Very close performance-wise.

Although I have to agree with anthrax. Bump for the 2 GB. You won't regret it (mine's in the mail!)

Edit: get the 2 GB reference version, though. The non-reference cards don't unlock to my knowledge.
Edited by Aeschylus - 4/8/11 at 3:26pm
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
Go for the 2gb 6950. It costs about 20 more dollars or so, and you get a much faster card that can unlock, which gives you 570 speeds, for 260-70 USD.
Wouldn't that degrade the card more quickly?
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6950, Faster & more Vram
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Wouldn't that degrade the card more quickly?
No, unless you keep the card for 5-7 years. Plus you can unlock the shaders, over clock it, and keep the same ram timings(only thing the 6970 has different), by just getting one of the many bios. MSI has a 6950 that unlocks for 269 right now on newegg!
    
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Yes, the AMD card is the better choice here, more bang for the buck.
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6950. Or even better, get the 2GB version and ulocik it.
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