6870vs6950 1gb vs 6970 2gb

I want to play Crysis 2 max on 1920x1080 monitor. I know in order from least to greatest but I'm not sure whether its worth spending from $200 for the 6870 to get a 6950 for $220 or whether it would have an effect now or in the future to get 2gb for $245.

Thanks and if there's a better option I'm all ears. I will be crossfiring next year or later so keep that in mind.
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  1. 6950 2gb and BIOS unlock it to a 6970
  2. Best answer
    You can see stock to stock comparison here
    You can use this guide to unlock a 6950 to a 6970 however a few people reported rendering errors
    If i were you id get the 6950 regardless, unlock it test it, if u had a prob and u prob wont then u could return it or just flash it back to normal.
  3. This is the cheapest 2gb 6950 I can find. Dunno if its any good though. Its a brand unbeknownst to me.
  4. nothing wrong with power color :)
  5. Can I run both on an xfx 750w psu? (x4 965, and 4gb ram)

    I think whether I choose MSI or Powercolor is which one can give me the most in terms of stickers and extras lmao.
  6. Use this to check you power, 750 is probably enuf for most any single card system
  7. Sorry. I didn't say that correctly. I meant crossfire?
  8. you mean you want to run 2 6950's in crossfire ?
  9. Measured power consumption R6950 1GB

    System in IDLE = 178W
    System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 312W
    Difference (GPU load) = 134 W
    Add average IDLE wattage ~ 20W
    Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 154 Watts

    It might work.. i ran antec and it said u only need 550 watts, but the chart i found said 1 card uses over 300 under load, using that info id recommended like 1000 plus
  10. Yessir, I checked on that website. It says 642w for 6950 crossfire vs 815w for 6970 crossfire. But if I unlock a 6950 to a 6970 it would still require less watts right? Thus 750w should be enough. If not I'll probably get the 850w
  11. if i was gonna run 2 unlocked 6950's with 3 case fans my water and 2 cd drives etc id get like a 1200 watt 80 plus but whatever works for you is cool
  12. Well, now I need to find a different psu.
    Hows this one? Its the same price without rebate.
  14. Looks good u could check reviews
  15. I'll just go with an xfx 850 watt. I don't get how to flash it though. Do I switch the mode from 1 to 2 on the card when I'm building my pc? Idk I'm lost...
  16. Close out this discussion and shoot me a letter here.
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