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  • 11% (2)
    1GB 6850
  • 5% (1)
    1GB 6870
  • 0% (0)
    1GB 6950
  • 82% (14)
    2GB 6950
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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've got a friend who's in need of a new GPU. I've narrowed it down to these four. He's got an i7 920, 6GB ram, I think a 750w PSU, 1080p monitor, etc.

His current card is a 1GB 4850.
Edited by Imglidinhere - 4/10/11 at 8:39pm
     
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post #2 of 10
AMD 6950 (unlocked to 6970) is IMHO the best bang for the buck. They go for around $250 on newegg (after rebate...$270 before) and the chances of unlocking is near 100%. So you're getting a $350 card for ~$70 less. 6970 performances is that of a GTX 570, but nearer a GTX 580 at higher resolution due to the VRAM.
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post #3 of 10
2GB 6950 or 6870
Edited by iamtwan - 4/10/11 at 9:21pm
    
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post #4 of 10
I just picked up a 6950 today. It runs everything maxed out it's lovely. I'll be flashing it into a 6970 tomorrow.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Aznboy1993 View Post
AMD 6950 (unlocked to 6970) is IMHO the best bang for the buck. They go for around $250 on newegg (after rebate...$270 before) and the chances of unlocking is near 100%. So you're getting a $350 card for ~$70 less. 6970 performances is that of a GTX 570, but nearer a GTX 580 at higher resolution due to the VRAM.
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post #6 of 10
whats his budget, imo 2x asus eah6850 in crossfire for 310 on newegg will wipe the floor with any one card u have listed
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post #7 of 10
Go with a 2GB version of 6950...best bang for the buck out there
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post #8 of 10
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Gotcha. Thanks guys. ^^
     
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post #9 of 10
Like everyone said, the 2gb 6950 is the best bang for your buck, but the 6870 is good in CF.
    
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post #10 of 10
2gb 6950 is definetly the best, yep.
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