Interesting. I'm in a tough spot because the Q6600 is the highest I can go with my motherboard, and my bios is locked so I can't overclock it.
So, if I was to go with the HD6870, would I see an improvement over my current setup? I mean right now I can play Battlefield 3 on Ultra settings but it generally lags a bit in high-intensity situations.
I definitely want to start fresh with a new system with a monster CPU maybe in the next year and a half, and if the 6950 will still be good by then it makes it tempting..