Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Which 6950 do I pick?!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 5:12:09 AM

My manufacture of choice for ATI cards is XFX.
Score
0
October 17, 2011 6:23:11 AM

Thx!!! Ne1 else?
Score
0
Related resources
October 17, 2011 6:37:53 AM

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 :) 
Score
0
October 17, 2011 7:29:22 AM

How about performance/noise/temp wise?
Score
0
October 17, 2011 12:39:17 PM

XFX all the way!!!!
Score
0
October 17, 2011 1:04:31 PM

XFX?!?? Last call!!!!11one11!
Score
0
October 17, 2011 1:11:29 PM

I own an XFX 6950, but this model, which looks to have been discontinued. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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=N82E168...


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.
Score
0

Best solution

a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 1:14:36 PM

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.
Share
October 17, 2011 1:17:46 PM

My choice is HIS, I saw and compare with my friends that HIS cards better than XFX Cards.
Score
0
October 17, 2011 3:09:39 PM

Siiiigh lol its like which religión is the right one...
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 3:20:49 PM

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!
Score
0
a c 105 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 3:37:58 PM

get the one with the BEST cooling solution. These cards run hot.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 3:59:39 PM

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.
Score
0
October 18, 2011 12:05:48 AM

What do I pick?
Score
0
October 18, 2011 1:40:15 AM

i think im gonna go with the Gigabyte 3 fans OC version ^_^
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 1:19:32 PM

Good Choice. Like I said, I used it and it works great.

Please select best answer so the thread can close.

Thanks!
Score
0
October 18, 2011 6:20:16 PM

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.
Score
0
a c 105 U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 6:48:17 PM

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 !
Score
0
October 18, 2011 6:50:41 PM

but if i use the 2G card first(toxic) does it matter much if you use a cheaper unlocked 1G card to crossXire?
Score
0
a c 105 U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 6:54:17 PM

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.
Score
0
October 18, 2011 6:56:11 PM

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
Score
0
October 19, 2011 5:14:52 AM

Best answer selected by Mid-highgfx.
Score
0
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 11:46:16 AM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Score
0
!