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Radeon HD 6950: 1GB or 2GB? What's the difference?

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The 1GB is cheaper, but I wanted to know what the difference is. Are the clock and speeds the same?
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Literally, one has less VRAM which will make it slower at high resolution, high amounts of AA and with texture heavy games.
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Also the 2GB unlock into fully fledged 6970's
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I'd get the 2GB. Sure the differences at 1920x1080 against the HD6950 1Gb are close to none, but you can unlock the 2Gb to an HD6970 which is imo the best purchase you can do

Plus I'm sure those 2GB will help in heavy texture games and AA
    
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