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Wanting to upgrade to HD 6950

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October 19, 2011 11:22:56 PM

I currently have two 4970 in crossfire, but after many driver issues with crossfire, heating, electricity bills, I want to switch to a single GPU card.

I was wondering if this card would be better than what I currently have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance.

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October 19, 2011 11:30:24 PM

Two choice:
Gigabyte 6950 1GB memory ($240) or
Sapphire 6950 Toxic ($290)

MSI 1GB Twin Forz 3 ($260) is good also but pick one of the top two first.
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October 19, 2011 11:30:44 PM

Get the gigabyte card. Better than saphhire, it is only 1GB but its shown to be same as 2GB as long as you dont have over 2200x whatever resolution. I have a xFSx 6950 2gb I'll sell you if you want, only 4 months old and runs flawless. I lookin to upgrade to a 6970. :o  :pt1cable:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 19, 2011 11:34:07 PM

And a 6950 should perform about the same or better than your 4970 xfire.

I assume that the heat produce would be offesting the cost of heating your home xD.
I hate my computer on idle since it feels like an AC but once it is loaded (i start feeling the warmth).
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October 19, 2011 11:42:42 PM

Even on overclock, the performance of the 6950 it's not very different than my current CF setup?

And yeah... I just hate how loud are the fans, and mind you I have low noise fans but the card fans just get to annoying levels of loud, which seems to be from the top card sucking the heat of the lower one.
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October 20, 2011 12:03:50 AM

if your 6950 is running loud you have a poorly setup fan profile, just because the thing can cool like a monster doesnt mean it has to

and 2 gigs of memory is useful if u like texture modification, just because the industry standard in games doesnt typically take advantage of 2gb of video memory, doesnt mean YOU cant. also, yes, up until now *MOST* games show no difference, I dont know how much longer that will be true for.
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