6950 vs 6970 Tags: New Build World Of Warcraft Systems Last response: April 5, 2011 9:00 PM in Systems Share clewis09 April 5, 2011 8:14:33 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 Weeks USAGE: Gaming, I play a variety of games from WoW to Metro 2033, among other FPS Games CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: A Radeon 4350 going to purchase a 850w PSU (off-topic but suggestions appreciated) OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5-2500k, MSI P67-GD65, NZXT Phantom PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Ebuyer.com , www.Ebay.co.uk is also good if there is a cheap deal to be had PARTS PREFERENCES: Not fussed, if an Nvidia card is better than either of those two, suggest it with an argument as to why OVERCLOCKING:Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 Basically, what card is best for my needs? will the 6950 suffice for my games, or is the 6970 just overkill If there is another card you would suggest in the £200-£290 range let me know! Thanks! More about : 6950 6970 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove eloric April 5, 2011 8:29:11 PM Get this one, and unlock it to a 6970: P0w3r C0l3r HD 6950 2GB for 210 pounds Just about any other 2GB 6950 can also be unlocked, but make sure and check the feedback before you buy. Here are the directions from TechPowerUp. Even if you do not unlock it, a 6950 will outperform your monitor except at the most extreme settings on some games. Edit: fixed link re-Edit: failed to fix link, and tried again - whatever stupid feature Tom's has for inserting hyper links for advertising purposes is screwing up the links. | Report abuse clewis09 April 5, 2011 8:41:42 PM Thanks for the reply, I'm a believer of the "its a 6950 for a reason" and don't wish to void my warranty anyway, taking your point - "Even if you do not unlock it, a 6950 will outperform you monitor except at the most extreme settings on some games." Seems to me that with the following points - I don't wish to flash The 6970 is overkill I've come to the conclusion a non-reference 6950 would be best, How is this then? http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card... Thanks for your support and feedback! | Report abuse eloric April 5, 2011 9:00:56 PM Sure, it is only a few quid more, and it is understandable about not wanting to take the risks. I think you will be delighted. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>6950 vs 6970> Related ressources: Forum6950 2GB (unlocked to 6970 ) vs . 7870 Forum6950 vs 6970 ForumAMD 6970 2gb vs . AMD 6950 2gb vs AMD 5970 ForumMsi 6950 OC crossfire VS msi 6970 crossfire ForumToxic 6950 2gb ( 6970 almost) VS . OC'd 570?! Forum1GB 6950 OC unlocked to 6970 vs . 2GB 6950 Forum6970 vs 6950 Forum6870 vs6950 1gb vs 6970 2gb Forum6950 vs 6970 vs gtx 570 ForumGigabyte 560 ti SOC vs 6950/6970 ForumGtx 470 vs gtx 570 vs 6950 vs 6970 ForumHd 6950 vs gtx 570 vs hd 6970 ForumRadeon 6950 vs 6970 vs 7950 ForumBuying tonight, last thoughts? Forum[Solved] Antec eco 520c, Can this PSU handle HD 6950 2gb or 5870... more?? ForumI5K and AMD 6950... is a PowerCooler 500w PSU enough ? ForumHD 6950 and power supply Forum[Solved] 6950 or 560ti for q6600 system? Forum2 6950 or 6970 Forum[Solved] Will sapphire 6950 fit in fractal r3 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !