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Old March 6, 2012, 07:39 PM
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thing is , I need a better card and relatively fast because of a game coming out ( GW2 ) so i need to get an improvement very fast i am leaning towards the 7870.
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What are the system requirements for Guild Wars 2?
The system requirements haven't been finalized, but just as with the original Guild Wars series, we're committed to creating a beautiful game that will play great on mid-range gaming PCs.
As long as you're not running multi monitors, your 6950 will be more than enough card. It's still a very powerful card.

BUT, if you really want to upgrade, at least go to a 7870. Otherwise you're just going backwards. And as mentioned before, I would wait a couple of months before making a purchase. Prices should come down a bit.
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Old March 6, 2012, 07:52 PM
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As long as you're not running multi monitors, your 6950 will be more than enough card. It's still a very powerful card.

BUT, if you really want to upgrade, at least go to a 7870. Otherwise you're just going backwards. And as mentioned before, I would wait a couple of months before making a purchase. Prices should come down a bit.
thank you very much, i plan on getting into the beta and seeing how my comp handles it, if i want more and my comp isn't enough i will almost definitely get the 7870
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