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    I would also go with the 6950, I don't know much about the differences in performance but the extra 1gb video memory won't hurt.
    PhysX will only be beneficial if you really care a lot about the graphics as not all games support it.
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    Thanks all for your responses. I have decided to go with the 6950, as it has twice the memory, also, I've been wanting to try out an amd gfx card, and had my eyes on whats happening for years now. Seeing as its time for an upgrade, this is where I will pitch in.

    Also, I don't mind the format/reinstall, I used to do it allot(almost monthly) due to lanning allot back in highschool.

    On another note, I can't believe I didn't think of using the 9600 as a dedicated physics card, will definitely look into it, meaning I also need to make sure I have 2 pci-e slots for my next cpu/mobo/ram upgrade. It wont hurt, until then, to have it waiting in my old rig stuffed in a cupboard to turn it into a spare lan machine.

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    Use DriverSweeper to remove the old nVidia drivers.

    Install -> Reboot into Safe Mode -> Click nVidia -> Clean -> Reboot PC -> Install ATI Drivers -> Reboot -> Done.

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    The cards are very close...



    That said, in different games they perform quite differently... the radeon usually achieving nice maximums but min and averages are usuallly lower...

    At this level card, the ram on the card doesn't make any difference really... you would need eyefinity/3d surround to see any problems with ram.
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    Hey Apoc

    Got something really snazzy for you

    If your card has a dual Bios liek the one in this vid i suggest you flash that 6950 to a 6970 and unlock those shaders

    with a dual bois you run little to no risk

    here's the vid, check it out

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    @ogbuzz, i vaguely remember mention of this in the pcformat

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    correct

    if you have a dual bios then its really worth the risk....

    that and a tiny bit of oc'ing and you'll have a full blown 6970

    Personally i would only risk it if the card indeed does have a dual bios...
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    I really like Physx so Nvidia for me

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    although physx is rarely used and while it's nice i don't see the benefit.

    nvidia user here btw

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    I have used both and must say they all the same, it just depends what is out at the time of my purchase for the best bang for my buck.

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