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Should I get the HD 6950 or HD 6870 and BF3

I want to upgrade my video card so I could play BF3 and Arkham City when they are released, I'm currently using the HD 4830. I've been checking out the HD 6950 1GB and the HD 6870 and I'm just wondering if the HD 6950 is worth the extra $55. If it's not worth the extra $55 I could spend it on BF3 or something else.

XFX HD 6950:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62238

Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 Windforce:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58226&vpn=GV-R687OC-1GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1208]


This is my current setup..

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
MOBO: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
RAM:G SKILL 2x4GB 1333Mhz
PSU: Ultra LSP650
VIDEOCARD: Sapphire HD 4830
SOUNDCARD: Asus Xonar DX


Thanks
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  1. 6950.
  2. Best answer
    If you can afford the extra money for the 6950, go for it. You'll get slightly better performance in the more demanding titles like BF3, Crysis, Crysis 2, and Metro 2033. For most other games you won't see an appreciable boost over the 6870 though, as the 6870 can deliver a solid 60FPS on most titles at 1080p. If you plan on playing those really demanding titles a lot, or you want to be slightly more futureproof, it might be worth spending the extra $55, if not, the 6870 will also be fine.
  3. Which monitor do you have?
  4. What resolution do you play at? The 6950 out performs the 6870.
  5. Rizlla said:
    What resolution do you play at? The 6950 out performs the 6870.



    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm running my games at 1680x1050.
  6. HD6870 is enough! The 6950 is overkill!
  7. I have a 6870 and it's very sexy. Save even more money and don't get BF3:)
  8. I also have a 6870 and it works great for me. I never touched a 6950 but the 6870 is still awesome.

    I play Crysis at 1920x1080, all high settings, 2x AA, on an 42' HDTV. It runs very smooth and the graphics are gorgeous.

    From my experience with the 6870, I think it could easily handle BF3 on great (not max) settings.
  9. xcomvic said:
    I have a 6870 and it's very sexy. Save even more money and don't get BF3:)


    Con! Game will be fun.

    But the 6870 is all he needs at that resolution.
  10. Ok, I guess the HD 6870 is the one to choose. I was thinking about the HD 6950 might be a bit better in the future since I'm not planning to upgrade every generation and might upgrade to a bigger monitor in the future.
  11. Best answer selected by tictacwannab.
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