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Old April 18, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Ya, my experience has been pretty solid with a single 6950 with unlocked shaders.
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As far as picking between a 6970 or 580 I can't give you any first had experience, but one of them is the way to go (or roll the dice on an unlockable hd 6950). I have not heard of all the problems Soultribunal is talking about (single card problems). Assuming that is not normally the case I recommend an hd 6970 2gb. What I can tell you is that at your resolution (IMO) you should be looking for 1.5 to 2gb vram if you want it to remain playable for some time (as described above 2x1gb still limits you like a 1gb card).
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Old April 18, 2011, 05:58 PM
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I own the u2711 and tried both the 580 a 6970 it is clear to me that the 580 is a lot more card as I mentioned earlier. The min frames are much better especially in BF BC2.

FWIW I have an unlocked 6950 2GB reference card for sale here but TBH I would not recommend it for your u2711 http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-1066-ram.html
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Old April 18, 2011, 07:11 PM
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As far as picking between a 6970 or 580 I can't give you any first had experience, but one of them is the way to go (or roll the dice on an unlockable hd 6950). I have not heard of all the problems Soultribunal is talking about (single card problems). Assuming that is not normally the case I recommend an hd 6970 2gb. What I can tell you is that at your resolution (IMO) you should be looking for 1.5 to 2gb vram if you want it to remain playable for some time (as described above 2x1gb still limits you like a 1gb card).
Trust me mate, I got it not hearing of all the issues either. But after 3 months of trying different combinations of drivers and such I gave up. And its not a brand favoritism either. I replaced my PNY465 with the 6950 from XFX and the net result is worse overall game experience, and some of the wierdest crashing that i've seen.

Hopefully one day they will spend more time on the drivers, as it stands....no this gen for me.


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