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Difference between ati 6950 1gb and 6950 2gb

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July 21, 2011 6:14:05 PM

many games use max of 1gb only will 2gb can be used by a game or it is just for marketing purpose..
July 21, 2011 6:22:53 PM

As far as I know the difference is with fps on higher ressolutions. If you use normal 1080p resolution there's not much difference between using a 1gb card and a 2 gb card except of money loss. But in some tests I read, the factory clocked 1gb version scored close to the 2 gb on regular ressolution :)  also there's no way to flash the 1gb card to a 6970 if I'm not misstaken. the referance model of the 2gb one can be flashed to a 6970 :) 

Guess someone else got some better tips than me tho. But I would say that you could save some money by getting a factory clocked 1gb card instead of a 2gb card. That is atleast if you don't consider OC'ing yourself, but I don't know anything about OCing so someone else could prolly take that :) 
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July 21, 2011 6:27:24 PM

Challey said:
also there's no way to flash the 1gb card to a 6970 if I'm not misstaken. the referance model of the 2gb one can be flashed to a 6970 :) 



You got this wrong a 1GB 6950 can be unlocked to a 6970
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcar...
See the Update 2 of this article

Difference between the 1GB and 2GB versions will be visible only when you go to a resolution like 1920x1080 and above with all eye candy ON
else it is better to get a 1GB card and not waste money
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July 22, 2011 5:27:51 AM

what about gtx 560ti is it good as 950 im nvidia fan coz of physx technology..i was amazed with physx when i played mafia 2 ,batman arkham asylm
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July 22, 2011 5:31:56 AM

GTX 560ti is a very solid performer and is an extreme overclocker and reaches 6970 performance levels
and Nvidia always have its advantage , I am talking about Physx, Cuda and other features :D 
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