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I don't want to spend a whole lot on a new GPU. What I have currently is a 4890 and it can most games max settings @ 1600x900.

Crysis 2: 1600x900 High Settings 50FPS+

BC2: 1600x900 Max Settings 40FPS+

I don't want to break my wallet on a new card so I was wondering what would be logical to get if I was wanting to run everything max settings with decent frames.

Sapphire 6850 ($169.99):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908

Sapphire 6870 ($209.99):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102909

Sapphire 6950 (242.99):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102921


Currently Buying:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ($54.99):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB 1600MHZ ($59.99):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-303-_-Product



I only have $265 left...
    
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I would get the 6950. toms did a reveiw and most of them can be bios flashed to the 6970. that is your best value. i had a 6850 and did not care for it to much. thats just my 2 cents.
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I would get the 6950. toms did a reveiw and most of them can be bios flashed to the 6970. that is your best value. i had a 6850 and did not care for it to much. thats just my 2 cents.
can the 1gb versions unlock to 6970 too? if that the case then yes its the best value card but if you want to save money you can sell your 4890 and get 6850 or 6870 they are both worth it and will serve you fine at 1600x900.
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If your upgrading from the 4890... I would say 6950.

But I do love my 6850s!
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