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When I search for Radeon HD 6950, there are a bunch of cards that come up. There are various Brands and memory sizes (1gb and 2gb).

Which Radeon HD 6950 should I get?
post #2 of 12
It really depends on what you plan on using it for, but the best buy is a reference 2GB model with a bios switch so it can be unlocked (or has a chance to be).
Edit: one like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555
Edited by mcole254 - 4/25/11 at 8:41am
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What resolution is your monitor?

Generally people here will suggest that if your resolution is above 1920x1080 to get the 2gb model. If it's 1920x1080 or below, you will be fine getting a 1gb version.

For AMD, Sapphire is a favorite make because of their warranty. ASUS is another favorite.
post #4 of 12
Well the 2gb model will be better if you plan on using a higher resolution, and I personally like xfx cards (never had a problem, always overclocked great)
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post #5 of 12
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The monitor resolution is 1920x1080. I think I'll go with the 1gb and save 50 bucks.

Can the following be unlocked? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-921-_-Product
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The 2gb model of that card is $20 more, might be worth it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-928-_-Product
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Quote:
Originally Posted by topherflame View Post
The 2gb model of that card is $20 more, might be worth it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-928-_-Product
The only review on there talks about it not having a dual bios. How bad is this?
post #8 of 12
get 2gb ref. more future-proof and have higher chance to unlock
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post #9 of 12
Get the 2gb 6950 Version, the 2gb will pretty much future proof you in case you want to go eyefinity or use a higher resolutioned display ^_^ the price difference is pretty justifiable so go for the 2gb 6950 ^_^
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post #10 of 12
I really doubt you would need the dual-bios. The 2gb is a much better feature imho because it plays a big part in the performance of the card.
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