Ok, thanks for the input. I saw a 2GB 5870 for about the same price or cheaper than some of the 1GB 6950s, and was wondering whether it was a good deal or not at this point. Any suggestions on the best video card brand, or what brand to avoid? Anybody have any sales on 1GB 6950s right now?
I would get the 5870=Stream Processors: 1600 Stream Processing Units 6950= 1408 Stream Processing Units. You will get better performance from the 5870.
this is nonsense stream processors are not everything and certainly not the only spec to judge a card based on, the 6950 1 gig is on par or in some cases slightly faster then the 5870 and imo it is the better choice for a 1080p monitor.
right and besides that it is not logical to say "durrr the 5870 has more stream processing units so therefore it is better" no false the 6950 just operates differently, don't judge a gpu based on a single spec alone, but yeah compare green and red specs side by side all the time