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GFX card choice 200 - 220€ budget

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May 18, 2011 3:03:05 PM

800W powersupply corsair
P67 mobo
2500K CPU
4 MB ripjaw DDR3 1600
1280 and 1600 - 1200 for resolutions used

For gaming, only very basic overclocking

Got the extra cash to buy me the GFX card as well :) 

Thank you,

Dirk
May 18, 2011 5:43:22 PM

Is the 6950 any good?

1024MB Gigabyte VP-AMD6950-1024A GV-R695OC-1GD
1024MB XFX RADEON HD6950 (PCI-E,2xD,HDMI,2xmini DP,A)
2048MB Asus EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 GDDR5 PCIe

Doubting between these 3
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 6:51:27 PM

yeah the 6950 is a great GPU, you would only need the 1gb version if you wont play on higher resolutions than 1600 x 1200.
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May 19, 2011 7:11:28 AM

Thx Debrixrace,

I haven't tried any higher resolutions yet...I know my monitor can handle them though.
Even thinking to buy one 1GB now, and another one after the summer and put those in SLI. Or perhaps just go for 1 x 2GB.
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2011 7:47:32 AM

Thunder1971 said:
Thx Debrixrace,

I haven't tried any higher resolutions yet...I know my monitor can handle them though.
Even thinking to buy one 1GB now, and another one after the summer and put those in SLI. Or perhaps just go for 1 x 2GB.


if you want to crossfire in the future then i recommend the 2GB because when you crossfire the memory wont double, so if you have 2x 6950 1gb you would only have 1GB of VRAM to feed 2GPUs. if you get the 2gb version then you would have 2GB to feed 2 GPUs and that would be much better. especially in the future if your gonna play on higher resolutions.
May 19, 2011 9:11:46 AM

6950 2gb is the best gpu to get for the price
just unlock shaders and you are good
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2011 9:40:31 AM

mdd1963 said:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/amds-gtx-560-ti-coun...

Even at 2560x1600, there is minimal difference in performance of 6950s (1gb vs 2gb) at sensible levels of AA/AF...; the 6950 is a great performer for the money spent relative to the cost of the 560Ti....


yeah but in crossfire the difference could be more between 1gb and 2gb, if hes not gonna CF in the future then im suggesting 1GB.
May 19, 2011 2:51:28 PM

6950's it'll be then anyway.
I'll be getting a 1GB now and a 2GB later for crossfire. If I don't crossfire later then no harm done.

Any specific brands that have your prefferences for certain reasons?

Thank you,

Dirk
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2011 3:35:14 PM

Thunder1971 said:
6950's it'll be then anyway.
I'll be getting a 1GB now and a 2GB later for crossfire. If I don't crossfire later then no harm done.

Any specific brands that have your prefferences for certain reasons?

Thank you,

Dirk


its no use to CF a 1gb with a 2gb. it would act the same as 2x 1gb cards, its only a waste of money.







a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2011 3:48:38 PM

OP: i would take that 2GB DCuII from ASUS. It has one of the best coolings, can be unlocked into 6970 (i'm not sure if 1GB models can) and later it will be better in CF.
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