Is it worth getting a 6950 now?

orija7

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Is the 6950 the best card in its price range? And is this the right time to get it?

I currently have a 9800gt 512mb and the 2500k.
 
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vilenjan

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Yes and Yes. The new generation of card are being pushed back to 2012, and yourt 2500k is so bottlenecked by the 9800gt. So ya go for it, it should be half a year before the next gen are mass market.
 
The cheapest 6950 on Newegg is $240.

The cheapest GTX 560 Ti on Newegg is $190 and comes with a free copy of Batman: Arkham City. All the GTX 560 Ti's are less than $240 and all come with the same free PhysX game. So the answer to both of your questions is "no".
 
Yes a 2GB is the best card in it's price range, but as for the right time to get it that's hard to say. Just depends on when the 28nm chips come out. I thought that would be this month, but with TSMC raising the prices perhaps not. We'll see. If you want to get it now then get it now and be happy :D
 

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Pathetic bit of selective pricing there, not that it's a surprise.

What Matto actually meant to say was the cheapest 560 Ti is $198 after a rebate and shipping, and the cheapest 6950 is $209 after a rebate and shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

At only $12 more the 6950 would be the easy choice, however the free game with the 560 Ti makes it the better deal in this case. Just. How very sad that nvidia fanboys need to lower themselves to this kind of selective pricing and shady tactics in order to try to convince people of the 560 Ti's supposed superiority however! Sad.
 

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Cheaper and with the free game, I'll let you guess how I vote.

If you find an unlockable 6950 for not to much more you should get that however. The 6970 is faster then the GTX560TI. So if the TI is $190 and the unlocked 6950 is $220 I'd get the 6950.
 

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My friend told me that flipping that switch voids the warranty of the card. They don't advertise that much but no one has said anything about voiding the warranty.

I'm gonna get two of these crossfire.

I'm still undecided if I should flip the switch to 6970 mode or leave it the way it is(in its OC'ed version).

Would these crossfire be able to handle BF3 max settings smoothly @1080p? I mean no one knows yet, but I'm not sure if flashing dual gpu's would be overkill(because it probably voids the card, and shortens the life even more).
 
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