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Hmmm... very tempted...
Should I get it?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814161355

$279.30 after the $20 MIR and that's the final price with tax and shipping included to my province.

Also, will I need a bigger PSU? Especially if I'm gonna unlock it to the 6970 shaders and to 1GHz core... will 500W be enough?

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Also, will my sig rig bottleneck this GPU at the unlocked specs in any way shape or form?
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Interesting product review on NewEgg for this card..

"I was disappointed at the performance, I was expecting more from the (2GB - 256bit DDR5) Beast. But honestly I couldn’t tell the difference from my 9800GT (1GB- 256 DDR3). I tired to run Rift on Ultra setting and it couldn’t run it smoothly. I had to set it back down to the High setting the same setting I run my 9800GT. Not impressed... "

I own a 9800GTX+ (model above his) so maybe I shouldn't go for this HD9650 after all?
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post #4 of 10
That quad should be neck to neck with your GPU so no need to worry.

I got a gigabyte for $270 on newegg back when they were in stock. For $280, you should get it

EDIT: Its a great card, and obviously far more superion than the 9800 GTX+

Just 1 review from a guy who might be ram or cpu bottlenecked should not change your opinion.
Edited by CrazzyRussian - 4/13/11 at 11:47am
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Interesting product review on NewEgg for this card..

"I was disappointed at the performance, I was expecting more from the (2GB - 256bit DDR5) Beast. But honestly I couldn’t tell the difference from my 9800GT (1GB- 256 DDR3). I tired to run Rift on Ultra setting and it couldn’t run it smoothly. I had to set it back down to the High setting the same setting I run my 9800GT. Not impressed... "

I own a 9800GTX+ (model above his) so maybe I shouldn't go for this HD9650 after all?
lies

http://www.hwcompare.com/6291/geforc...n-hd-6950-2gb/

so specs i can show in caparison of both cards.
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Interesting product review on NewEgg for this card..

"I was disappointed at the performance, I was expecting more from the (2GB - 256bit DDR5) Beast. But honestly I couldn’t tell the difference from my 9800GT (1GB- 256 DDR3). I tired to run Rift on Ultra setting and it couldn’t run it smoothly. I had to set it back down to the High setting the same setting I run my 9800GT. Not impressed... "

I own a 9800GTX+ (model above his) so maybe I shouldn't go for this HD9650 after all?
Yea, um no. 9800gtx+ is not = to a 6970. C'mon yer not serious are you? Take newegg reviews with a grain of salt. That reviewer is like saying his civic is just as fast as a porsche, yea ok dude.

Anyways, 280 is pretty damn cheap. Amazon has the HIS 2gb 6950 for 235 after rebate too... you could unlock that or not, regardless either is a sweet deal.
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If I unlock & overclock it will I need a bigger PSU? HIS says 500W minimum and 750W recommended on their packaging. Using the recommended 750W I'm just wondering if the card will somehow perform better then with a 500W? Also, is my 4GB of DDR2 RAM in any way gonna affect the performance of gaming, or will it be fine?
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The 6950 pulls about 200w max and the 6970 about 250w max... could be a lil bit higher in certain cases. If your psu is a quality unit you will be fine.
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You probably won't need a bigger PSU, but you might need a better one, never heard of nMedia before and your unit has 38A on 5V and 32A on 3.3V, which is usually a sign of a crummy PSU.

I was going to recommend you get the card from amazon, but it looks like they're out of stock, a shame, saves a lot on tax and shipping. I heard NCIX does pricematching? That might help.

The card is a beast, I just got it, and loaded up Shogun 2 with everything turned to the highest settings it would let me, and it was nothing but smooth sailing. I highly doubt a 9800 could do that. Your system might be a bit of a bottleneck for it though, in terms of maxing out games, so you should take that into consideration. Video upgrade might mean some system upgrades...
Edited by ocpokey - 4/13/11 at 12:24pm
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You probably won't need a bigger PSU, but you might need a better one, never heard of nMedia before and your unit has 38A on 5V and 32A on 3.3V, which is usually a sign of a crummy PSU.

I was going to recommend you get the card from amazon, but it looks like they're out of stock, a shame, saves a lot on tax and shipping. I heard NCIX does pricematching? That might help.

The card is a beast, I just got it, and loaded up Shogun 2 with everything turned to the highest settings it would let me, and it was nothing but smooth sailing. I highly doubt a 9800 could do that. Your system might be a bit of a bottleneck for it though, in terms of maxing out games, so you should take that into consideration. Video upgrade might mean some system upgrades...
I purchased a new PSU today (details in my sig rig). I hope that it will also allow me to overclock my CPU to 3.6GHz or 3.8GHz. Do you think I will need to do any other system upgrades to avoid bottleneck on the 6950 unlocked GPU?

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