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Hexofire March 28, 2011 08:06 PM

Hd 6950 ?
You might remember my previous issue with my msi gtx 570.
Ended up i RMA it back to ncix and got refunded , really crappy card apparently.
So after that event i might think buying local or try ncix again, but now i'm thinking
to stay ati with a hd6950 2gb for a 1920 x 1080
or go with a gtx560 ti ... well as long as they dont end up like my previous gtx 570.
I was thinking for something like Asus Direct CuII or XFX since they seems both great.

I even wonder if a hd6950 is not a bit of a overkill for 1920 x 1080 ...

_dangtx_ March 28, 2011 08:08 PM

the 2gb version will play nicely, go for it!!

Luay79 March 29, 2011 01:27 AM


Originally Posted by Hexofire (Post 500552)
I even wonder if a hd6950 is not a bit of a overkill for 1920 x 1080 ...

Maybe so for last year's games, but not for DX11, or Dragon Age 2 (not recommending this game) or other of new titles coming out from now on.

dma0991 March 29, 2011 02:14 AM

Initially you might feel that the HD6950 is overkill for a 1080P resolution but as more graphically demanding games come out your once mighty HD6950 might not even be overkill when that happens. A little bit more performance than you currently need wouldn't be an issue.

maverick_brent March 29, 2011 02:21 AM

I have one running on 1920X1080, is it overkill...yup...but the plan is to add another 1 or 2 monitors this year to put it to good use. and the 2gb GDDR is good for newer games like others have said. Never regretted the purchase at all.

draemn March 29, 2011 02:43 AM

Yeah, I got two MSI 570 OC cards that crash if I play Just Cause 2 without lowering the clock speeds closer to stock... A lot of other people said they had no problems with the cards, but I did an RMA and told MSI to give me the stock version... waiting on that one to show up.

I can tell you the 560 is a solid card and much improved over the 570 imo. Still, the 6950 2GB is a solid performing card that lets you turn up the AF/AA a bit more than the 560. Still, there is always the fact that people find issues with the ATI CCC and 69xx in general, plus the lack of physX and CUDA.

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