Radeon HD 6970, 6950 or 7950?

Feb 13, 2012
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  1. Prices are really weird with these cards at the moment, i had a Asus directCU 6970 for $380 but the same card on amazon is $421? but the 7950 on amazon is only $470.
    And also the 6950 is only $320 on pccasegear.

    which one is better?
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    Try looking on newegg.
    The cheapest cards all seem to be a good $20+ cheaper than what you listed.
    I saw a crazy deal on a 6950 MSI Twin Frozr III + dirt 3 on newegg a few weeks back, I believe it was $240, but they were out of stock real fast.
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    I would wait until Keplar comes out, AMD's 7000 series pricing is pretty disappointing with little to no competition out there...
  4. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 567   +25

    Newegg won't post to australia so that shop is useless to me, which is a pitty seeings its always the cheapest
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Which one you choose depends on how much you are prepared to spend. All three are very capable GPU's and will play most games at 1920x happily with high detail/settings.

    If it was me, and the budget stretched to it, I'd go for the very latest HD7950. But saving the difference (maybe put towards an SSD?) and getting a HD6970 is seriously worth consideration as well.

    If I had an SSD, I'd go for HD7950. If I didn't, I'd definitely go for purchasing an SSD and a HD6970.
  6. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 567   +25

    well originally i was going to buy 2 Asus dirrectCU 6970's from pccasegear for $379ea but they have disappeared and the same cards are $420 on amazon which is stupid difference in price, i can get the 6950 versions for $320 but in crossfire the 6970 scale better

    Also if u look at my specs i already have a SSD running OS
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    So you do. Sorry, I didn't think to look. :haha:

    How is the HD7970 priced in your region?
  8. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 567   +25

    haha oh its exspensive lol, $700-760 and the 7950 is $600
  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,415   +305

    You could get some good or OC ed 6950's (they usually come with better cooling) and flash them to 6970's and save some cash?
  10. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 567   +25

    how do you flash 6950's to turn into 6970's? never heard of it before, would be perfect because i'd just get 2 6950 directCU card and save $100
  11. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,415   +305

  12. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 567   +25

    omg im really starting to get pissed off at pccasegear, they returned the 6970 for $399ea and got rid of the 6950 one

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