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Old July 20, 2011, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ View Post
buy sell trade

aka used,second hand, hand jobbed

Errrrr... If it's been 'hand jobbed'... never mind...

I agree with Dan though, a used 6950 or 560 would be perfect for you. Or, if you're set on new, ST's suggestion works too.

Bummer about your MB really, as you could get a dual card solution for under $200. (460's for sale in BST, or new 5770's)
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Old July 20, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Thanks, I'm doing an inter-forum voting scheme taking opinions from Canada Computers, Guru3D, HardwareCanucks and Overclock.net.

Current results:
5 for AMD Radeon HD 6870
6 for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560.

I'm taking votes until Sunday since I'm waiting for my paycheque coming out next week.


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Old July 20, 2011, 06:33 PM
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560 and 6870 are pretty much the same performance wise (except the games that play better with one or the other). Power consumption is close, but probably a bit in favour of the 6870. Price is better on 6870. Drivers are (according to others), better on 560. That's pretty much the summary of the 2 cards. Just have to decide what small factors are important to you.
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