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Hmm i'm asking all this because i had it in my mind to buy a 2GB 6950, but now i found a really good deal from a seller, looks genuine and all and not use and with warranty.. Would it be worth it upgrading the PSU then for this card do you think? or should i just stick with the 6950 which would offer the same performance? I need advice! lol thanks
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post #12 of 34
I would go 6950.... Its gonna be cheaper and your not gonna have to switch PSU's Also the performance is very similar.
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post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by Kikosiko View Post
sorry for double post, but my CPu is now unlocked to 4 cores, would that still be bottlenecked?
It would still be bottlenecked.

You need to be OC'd to about 3.5GHz or so, to remove SOME bottleneck.

The slower architecture of the Althon II X3 and X4s and even Phenom IIs aren't enough to power a higher end card like a GTX 570.

Get a better PSU, 650 Antec or Corsair for sure.
Then a 6950 which is a great bang for the buck, and if you're lucky you can get a card without issues so you can unlock it.
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while gaming









while benching







this is card only draw at stock clocks
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Here's a comparison of the 570 and 460....

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/306?vs=313

And against the 6950.....

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/306?vs=293

Edit:

Here is 570 vs. 6970.....

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/306?vs=292
Edited by Officer Farva - 4/12/11 at 9:11am
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so wait, if I unlock or flash the 6950, it will have hte same power requirements of a 6970? And the reason i started considering this card, is cos the price of it that was offered is the same price as the 6950 2gb are offered, such a shame tho i guess...
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well your psu will work for a 570 but no serious clocking maybe not much more then 800 core
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lol the card is the MSI OC version.... oh man, hard choices ahead

looking around the net it seems that 550W is the minimum damn im so tempted to get card and try it with my current psu
Edited by Kikosiko - 4/12/11 at 9:37am
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What would happen if it got too much for the PSU with the card, anything dangerous or would it just shut off?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kikosiko View Post
What would happen if it got too much for the PSU with the card, anything dangerous or would it just shut off?
Too much power? It would not do anything. You should be more concerned if your PSU is lower than the minimum requirements.
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