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Which 6950 do I pick?!

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  1. My manufacture of choice for ATI cards is XFX.
  2. Thx!!! Ne1 else?
  3. MSI seems to be getting a good rep the last months.
    Also I have had XFX cards die on me just after the warranty...
    I have a MSI GX740 laptop and their customer feedback is great :)
  4. How about performance/noise/temp wise?
  5. XFX all the way!!!!
  6. XFX?!?? Last call!!!!11one11!
  7. I own an XFX 6950, but this model, which looks to have been discontinued. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150548 They have a lifetime warranty by the way :)

    This looks to be almost identical and us currently for sale except mine had a tad higher stock clocks.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549


    It is my first XFX card and does not disappoint! Running it at 925 / 1475 and have pushed it as hard as 950 / 1500 but backed it off after some artifacts "an hour into a game"

    It is dead silent during normal pc operations to note. During games it can ramp up a bit and be a little loud, but nothing compared to my cpu fan so does not bother me.

    One heck of a card for the cash! I would buy it again in a second.
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    I used that Gigabyte card in a recent build. The triple fan cooler does a great job and it is very quiet. The Factory OC is higher than the XFX also. I would go with Gigabyte.

    What are the reasons you guys are picking XFX? Just curious.
  9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951&Tpk=sapphire%20toxic

    ...this card- factory installed 6970 bios with switch in #2 position... nuff said. No flashing required; read the reviews for yourself and decide.

    You're welcome
  10. My choice is HIS, I saw and compare with my friends that HIS cards better than XFX Cards.
  11. Siiiigh lol its like which religión is the right one...
  12. Mid-highgfx said:
    Siiiigh lol its like which religión is the right one...



    I have 2 xfx 6950 2gb cndc models and they're great. But if the sapphire toxic had been available when I bought these I would have went with those no doubt.

    Customer service at xfx isn't the greatest either. There has been times I couldn't get any help and had to turn to the egg... Fortunately newegg is great... Have always gotten their help even past their deadlines. There's even a few cases they've went out of their way and called me. Moral: can't speak for sapphire support but xfx's sucks!
  13. get the one with the BEST cooling solution. These cards run hot.
  14. MSI has a great cooling system I have to say so I would go with that. 3 year warranty is all you need really. You can go with the saphire toxic if you have the cash for it.
  15. Look what I found! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530 for a couple of bcks more...
  16. It's either that or a faster (870) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385 with friggin 3 fans!
  17. What do I pick?
  18. i think im gonna go with the Gigabyte 3 fans OC version ^_^
  19. Good Choice. Like I said, I used it and it works great.

    Please select best answer so the thread can close.

    Thanks!
  20. Im going to eventually go with 3 monitors so i want to go with the Toxic 6950, but i am very tempted to use the Toxic in CrossXire with the gigabyte 1G 6950 should be interesting.
  21. jojoenglish85 said:
    Im going to eventually go with 3 monitors so i want to go with the Toxic 6950, but i am very tempted to use the Toxic in CrossXire with the gigabyte 1G 6950 should be interesting.



    2gig card !
  22. but if i use the 2G card first(toxic) does it matter much if you use a cheaper unlocked 1G card to crossXire?
  23. jojoenglish85 said:
    but if i use the 2G card first(toxic) does it matter much if you use a cheaper unlocked 1G card to crossXire?


    no, you don't mix 1gig cards and 2gig cards. If you have aspirations of running 3 monitors 1gig of video ram is not enough. You need cards with 2gigs. cross-firing 2 - 1gig cards does not give you 2gigs of memory. It's still only one.
  24. Well ill stick with the 2G saphire toxics 6950's as my choice of crossfire setup, when i connect my 3 27in monitors, do need to buy an active adapter or can i hook two monitors up to one card and the other monitor up to the 2 card via hdmi
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