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6950 > 4890?

I have been using a Radeon 4890 OC 1GB and I'm looking to upgrade. I purchased it in 2009 for close to $200 with MIR, so I'm not expecting to pay much more than $200-$230 after tax for a replacement.

I play at 1440x900, so I'm look for the best upgrade at this price point. Will I notice a huge difference with the 6950?

Also, what brands do you suggest? MSi? Gigabyte? EVGA? I want to be able to OC my card to get the most value out of it.
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  1. The 6950 is nearly twice as powerful as the 4890. At that resolution you will be great in all but the most demanding of games. I'm not that much of an ATI/AMD gpu kinda guy so I can't really help you much with the brands or overclocking though.
  2. 6950 is hell of a monster card for that resolution!!!!.MSI twinfrozer has very good thermal design.my suggestion,go for it.
  3. hellfire24 said:
    6950 is hell of a monster card for that resolution!!!!.MSI twinfrozer has very good thermal design.my suggestion,go for it.


    Do you think it's necessary that I go with the 2GB card? I am on a budget and I expect to be playing at 1440x900 for a long time, so I don't know if I need the 2gb.
  4. i think you should take a look at 6870 1 gb.it is a very good card
  5. at 1440x900, you dont need a 6950.
    a 6850 will be sufficient and it can be overclocked to get some good boosts.
    a 6950 is overkill at this resolution.
  6. at that resolution 1gb is fine. go 2gb if u decide to go higher resolution. my 2gb 6950 flashed never gets below 50fps on bf2 and same on bf3 beta it was always 50fps+ on a 1080 monitor. honestly at that resolution even a hd6790 is good and save yourself some $.
  7. What CPU do you have? Make sure your existing CPU won't choke/bottleneck your next GPU.
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    Syndicat3 said:
    I have been using a Radeon 4890 OC 1GB and I'm looking to upgrade. I purchased it in 2009 for close to $200 with MIR, so I'm not expecting to pay much more than $200-$230 after tax for a replacement.

    I play at 1440x900, so I'm look for the best upgrade at this price point. Will I notice a huge difference with the 6950?

    Also, what brands do you suggest? MSi? Gigabyte? EVGA? I want to be able to OC my card to get the most value out of it.



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951

    I know it's a little more than you want to spend but this card comes with the 6970's bios pre-installed from the factory. Just read the reviews.
  9. leon2006 said:
    What CPU do you have? Make sure your existing CPU won't choke/bottleneck your next GPU.



    I have a Phenom II X4 3.2 Ghz denab and it's at 3.7 stable with a corsair h50 cooler.
  10. Syndicat3 said:
    I have a Phenom II X4 3.2 Ghz denab and it's at 3.7 stable with a corsair h50 cooler.



    Buy the GPU that you can afford. Set it to max setting possible... Enjoy
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