Amd Radeon HD 6950 or 6850

Hi I have been wanting to upgrade my PC and I don't know which to get. Im very young and have a tight budget for graphic cards. The two cards I'm interested in are

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549 and;
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150515

I am not going to overclock and is the 100$ extra worth it for the 6950?
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  1. why not the 6870? for cheaper and better than the 6850 you posted.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

    I would get that one.
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    The 6850 and 6950 are good cards with quite a bit of OC room, since you aren't looking to overclock a 6870 has very good stock performance, (not that the other two don't) and usually only costs 10-20 more than a 6850. For that extra bit of cash you get roughly a 20% boost in performance depending on the game.
  3. The 6870 is a great compromise-The only reason you would buy a 6950 is if you're trying to play games like BF3/Skyrim/Other new games at Ultra or close-to-Ultra settings, on a monitor that is at least 1920x1080. If you don't need Ultra settings or don't have a huge monitor, the 6870 is a great recommendation by these guys.
  4. Sorry for late reply, had school, but thanks I am going to get the one that esrever recommended. I am going to be playing BF3 and Skyrim and max and my monitor is 1280x1024.
  5. yes the one I recommended will work well. should have no problem playing at 1280x1024 for any game.
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