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Should I upgrade? 1gb 6870 to 2gb 6950?

Hello all.

I currently have an XFX 1gb 6870. I love this card, have only had it a few months and it has been amazing. But recently i upgraded from a single 1920x1080 display to three 1600x900 displays in a portrait eyefinity setup. After bezel compensation the resolution comes out at 2832x1600. I have been rather suprised at just how well a single 1gb 6870 handles eyefinity at my resolution. For example i am running BF3 at medium settings at a solid 40 fps.

So now my question... Would it be worth upgrading from the 1gb 6870 to the 2gb 6950? Would i experiance much performance gain with that extra 1gb at such a high resolution?

Also would my Corsair cx600 v2 be sufficient for a 6950?

Thanks in advance to all.

Here are the exact models of my card...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

And the card i would upgrade to....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549
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  1. Also i am aware that i did not follow the how to ask for help guidelines. I apoloigize. Since i already know what card i would get i felt that the guidlines would only serve to add confusion/ lead away from my questions.

    Sorry again and thanks again. :)
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    If you are upgrading you should go at least HD7870 the 6950 is not big enough step (apart from Vram)!
  3. rolli59 said:
    If you are upgrading you should go at least HD7870 the 6950 is not big enough step (apart from Vram)!


    This may sound lame but i did not know such a thing existed. I have only heard of the 7970/7950. :) I will look into it right now.
  4. rolli59 said:
    If you are upgrading you should go at least HD7870 the 6950 is not big enough step (apart from Vram)!


    Excellent i like what i see and it is right at my budget. :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

    I assume that my 2 dvi and 1 mini displayport to dvi adapter would stil work with that card for 3 monitor eyefinity?
  5. Bran187 said:
    Excellent i like what i see and it is right at my budget. :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

    I assume that my 2 dvi and 1 mini displayport to dvi adapter would stil work with that card for 3 monitor eyefinity?

    7870 is good it has the performance of a GTX 580 so you are good to go and it will be a pretty substantial upgrade over the 6870.
  6. Bran187 said:
    Excellent i like what i see and it is right at my budget. :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

    I assume that my 2 dvi and 1 mini displayport to dvi adapter would stil work with that card for 3 monitor eyefinity?

    Yes it should with another adapter for your second DVI since the card has 1 DVI 1 HDMI and 2 mini display ports.
  7. God thats tempting...

    You guys think i would get a signifignat performance gain at my res? I dont want to throw out 360 bucks for a 10fps at the same settings.
  8. Bran187 said:
    God thats tempting...

    You guys think i would get a signifignat performance gain at my res? I dont want to throw out 360 bucks for a 10fps at the same settings.

    I would even just go 7850 and if need be for some games OC it to the same speed of 7870
  9. Bran187 said:
    God thats tempting...

    You guys think i would get a signifignat performance gain at my res? I dont want to throw out 360 bucks for a 10fps at the same settings.

    Significant! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/26.html
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