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Xfx 6950 overkill??!!

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November 7, 2011 4:36:56 PM

hey guys i have a 17 inch monitor( love it dont intend to change)

will an xfx 6950 at 1280x1024 be an overkill even if im future proofing i inted to play skyrim, fear3, me3,mw3,bf3....all high end games... need feedback plz

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November 7, 2011 4:43:03 PM

tarekwm said:
hey guys i have a 17 inch monitor( love it dont intend to change)

will an xfx 6950 at 1280x1024 be an overkill even if im future proofing i inted to play skyrim, fear3, me3,mw3,bf3....all high end games... need feedback plz



Yep.. I play at 1440x900 and just got the Gigabyte 6950 and unlocked it to 6970 shaders.

It is overkill for my resolution.

You should check out the 6870 or try to find a 5850 used. Those might even be overkill as well.
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November 7, 2011 4:45:52 PM

even if i intend to keep it for 2-3 years
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November 7, 2011 4:50:35 PM

Yes, a HD6950 is certainly overkill for gaming at 1280x1024, if your set on a HD6950 save some money and go for a 1GB model.

Alternatively a HD6870 wouldn't have any trouble at that resolution either and would save you a fair bit of money.

Just to put it in perspective one of my HD6970's can max out BF3 @ 1920 x 1080 with 30-45FPS most of the time, BF3 is one of the most demanding games ever and 1920 x 1080 is almost double the number of pixels compared to 1280 x 1024.

No one knows what the future brings, we may not see another game as demanding as BF3 for along time.
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November 7, 2011 5:18:32 PM

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November 7, 2011 10:04:51 PM

Why in the world do people want to buy expensive video cards and run them with cheapy, little monitors?
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