Fantastic card. I got the dirt 3 edition by Sapphire. I could get another one of these to crossfire, but I'm not really looking into maximizing framerates when one of these is enough to run Diablo III and most other games at full settings in a 1920 x 1080 24" monitor
I love my 6950 toxic edition, its amazing, but that card is unfortunately almost always out of stock.
There isnt much of a difference between the 6950 and the 7850 except for the fact that the 7850 uses considerably less power (around 70 watts). When it comes to FPS, the 6950 and 7850 are neck and neck. As for the 6870 vs the 6950, i would say go with the 6870 because it is considerably cheaper.
BTW, is this the version that can be unlocked? And if unlocked/OC'ed how would it compared to a 7850 OC'ed?
Already ordered, but would cancel if I see a 7850 x2 deal and if it's worth getting it over this $400 CF
Don't count on being able to unlock the card. I bought one and got it unlocked without changing the bios. just flicked the switch and loaded drivers. but got a 2nd one for a friend and it wouldn't unlock. the card works extremely well whether you can unlock it or not. you will be satisfied by the performance and how it's not so noisy in your computer case.
After reading some threads about 6950x2 vs 7970, both OC'ed and having similar performances, costing close to the same, I'm now having some buyer's regrets especially with how having just 1 7970 will eliminate microstuttering and having way less power consumption than the 6950x2. And the prices of the 7000 series will decrease further as the Kepler is driving AMD's prices down. What to do... what to do...
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