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Radeon HD 6950 1GB vs 2GB

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October 2, 2011 8:32:13 PM

Hello,

I'm just curious as to what the extra 1gb will accomplish. I've read many reviews and performance wise both the 1gb and 2gb versions of the HD 6950 are the same..so convince me as to why i should buy the 2gb version. Furthermore, should I consider the gtx 560ti? thanks..

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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2011 8:36:47 PM

Well, the 2gb version is for multi-monitors. If you play a with one monitor, 1gb should be fine, unless you are playing metro 2033, or games like that. The GTX 560 ti is great too. What games do you play? What is your set up? PSU, CPU, MB, RAM, etc.
October 2, 2011 8:36:56 PM

The 2gb card is better for multiple displays at high resolutions. On a single 1080p monitor it wont make a difference, however on three 1080p monitors, the 2gb card will benefit more
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October 2, 2011 8:47:04 PM

HostileDonut said:
Well, the 2gb version is for multi-monitors. If you play a with one monitor, 1gb should be fine, unless you are playing metro 2033, or games like that. The GTX 560 ti is great too. What games do you play? What is your set up? PSU, CPU, MB, RAM, etc.


ohh.....i c... i just have one 22inch monitor, and I think i'll be sticking with it for the rest of my student life.. :hello:  mostly fps games... i'm planning to build a set-up, but i'm stuck in a dilemma between the gtx 560ti and HD 6950...although the 560 ti is like 30 pounds cheaper... :cry: 
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2011 8:49:24 PM

What resolution, and what is your computer's components? What do you plan to put in it? Also, the GTX 560 ti is generally better, that is why I asked what games you play. I would grab the GTX 560 ti if it is that much cheaper.
October 2, 2011 8:55:58 PM

HostileDonut said:
What resolution, and what is your computer's components? What do you plan to put in it? Also, the GTX 560 ti is generally better, that is why I asked what games you play. I would grab the GTX 560 ti if it is that much cheaper.


its around 1920x1200...and i'm plannin to get the Core i5-2500, complementing it with the Asus P8P67 motherboard...with around 16 gigs of ram.....
October 2, 2011 9:04:39 PM

oppss....more like 1680x1050 :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2011 1:21:37 AM

cowboi123 said:
oppss....more like 1680x1050 :) 

Grab a 2500k and a 1gb model is just fine for you. More than enough actually. :) 
a c 225 U Graphics card
October 3, 2011 1:32:32 AM

cowboi123 said:
ohh.....i c... i just have one 22inch monitor, and I think i'll be sticking with it for the rest of my student life.. :hello:  mostly fps games... i'm planning to build a set-up, but i'm stuck in a dilemma between the gtx 560ti and HD 6950...although the 560 ti is like 30 pounds cheaper... :cry: 


560 is also faster at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.... the factory OC'd versions oft cost same as reference models.
October 3, 2011 3:28:15 PM

thanks people....I appreciate it!! :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2011 3:30:19 PM

cowboi123 said:
thanks people....I appreciate it!! :) 

No problem! That is what we are here for, right? :)  What have you chosen?
October 5, 2011 4:54:13 AM

HostileDonut said:
No problem! That is what we are here for, right? :)  What have you chosen?


got meself a gtx560ti OC'd version.... :)  :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2011 2:50:42 PM

Well, I hope it is everything you have ever dreamed! ;)  Make sure to pick a best answer!
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