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6870 or 6950? Which is better for the money?

post #1 of 21
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Let me start by saying I won't be flashing, overclocking, unlocking, or doing anything else which will improve the performance of my card on either of them.

On Amazon, 6870's are around the $210 price point, while 6950's are around $290. Is it really worth paying the $80 for the performance boost you get?

Also, will I see a decent boost in FPS switching from my 5770 to either of these cards?
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/20/11 at 7:38am
post #2 of 21
If you can find a 6950 that will unlock, I would choose it over the 6870. Well worth the price difference IMHO.
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post #3 of 21
Best bang for buck is 6950. If you would overclock it would be even better but your not and that's ok.


And yes it will be an improvement over your 5770. Enough that I think its worth the money.
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post #4 of 21
6950 NO doubt.
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I think you will see a big boost going from a 5770 to a 6950 2GB. If i were you, i'd upgrade to the 6950 because it gives a biggest boost and it's worth the price difference. You know you could find the 6950 for cheaper than $290 * at my sig's link*.
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post #6 of 21
6950..get the 2gb variants if you can..
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post #7 of 21
Not...overclocking?

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Seriously though, 6950. Unlock it (Yes, you said you don't plan on doing so; plans change.) and have fun.
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post #8 of 21
A 2GB 6950 is the best choice. Try shopping around more, you should be able to find one that is below $290.
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post #9 of 21
Not sure if you’re in the states or Canada, but regardless NCIX ships to Canada or the US. I just got this 2 GB XFX 6950 1 week ago, its $259 (after mail in rebate) but XFX is apparently good for sending back your cheque without issues)

I would def go with the 6950, and over clocking with the CCC is very very easy, it might be worth looking into once your system is up and running and you know for sure its fully stable.

Good luck!

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59...anufacture=XFX
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post #10 of 21
The 6870 1GB can be had for $180 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-349-_-Product
probably the best "bang for your buck" just because it is cheaper
the question is it enough performance for you?It should play 99.9% of games at ultra settings @1080P resolution over 40fps avg.

If you are not going to crossfire than the 1GB 6950 can be had for $239 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150527
Edited by Redwoodz - 4/20/11 at 8:01am
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