Dont base any desisions on the whole 6950 to 6970 trick. It turns out these cards really are binned. I got one, I tried it, and I pulled it off, but no matter what I did with power or clock speeds, I got pixel artifacts from time to time, especially on cold boot. Ill be getting a gtx 570 soon. Id prefer a 6970 but the drivers SUCK. Seriously its incredibly how bad they are at this point.