Originally Posted by SHMaRiM
I'm leaning towards the 6970 or the 6950. 6950 particularly because it can be unlocked to 6970. And the 6970 cause then I could get a non reference card with 6970 power.
6950 definately seems like the better deal and i'd probably end up getting two down the road. I'll most likely want to go with the twin frozr III but then I lose unlocking capability but I'll be able to overclock higher than most cards in theory...
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Get the 6970, for the extra $100 it is a HUGE upgrade going to 2GB DDR5 over 1GB DDR5. The AMD 69xx series cards support eyefinity right out of the box, in fact a Mini DP to DVI adapter comes in the box.
I plan on running two Sapphire Radeon HD6970's in crossfire in the near future which at this point in time that setup would beat out the best video cards on the market.
The other problem with the 6950's now a days are like someone else said there is no guarantee it will unlock, although you can overclock it to the same stock speed as the 6970 but then again you will always only have 1GB DDR5 memory on it.
Stick with the 6970 IMO but make sure it is reference.
This is the card I got
Edited by ajmidd12 - 4/11/11 at 10:48am