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Hello everyone.

I need help. I am wanting to upgrade my video card, as the one I have is starting to seem outdated.  I don't have a lot of money to spend on one, so here is what I have:

 

Current card:  XFX Radeon HD650 PCI Express 1GB.  

Card I am thinking would be a better deal:  EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti FTW ACX 2GB.  

 

Is the card I'm thinking of getting a good replacement?  From the specs, it seems to me it would be.

 

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/206920-116383

 

Just needing some input.

 

Thanks!

 

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The specs compared don't tell the whole story. The 6950 was a top range card at the time of it's release. The 750 Ti should give you similar performance, with some games slightly better and others slightly worse.

 

The 750 Ti is a great upgrade if you wish to reduce the power consumption and heat/noise generation. But if you're looking for a performance upgrade, you should look at the Radeon R9 270(X) series or save up more money for a GTX 760/770.

 

*Edit

Here's a more comprehensive specs comparison.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-6950-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti

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Thanks for the reply.  Would it be a performance boost if I use crossfire with 2 radeon HD 6950 1GB cards?  I currently have a 1 GB card, and can purchased another for around $100.  My system board is a ASUS P9X79 Pro that supports crossfire or sli.

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Crossfire can give a lot of issues. Microstuttering etc. You'll get a performance gain, sure, but it might not be worth it. I wouldn't do it personally. SLI has fewer issues with it, but still some.

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Crossfire will definatly give it a boost in most games. Older games (3+ years) may have poor support for Crossfire and it may need to to disabled from the Catalyst Control Center, which doesn't require a reboot or antyhing like physically disconnecting them.

 

As Ambroos has said, there can be issues like microstuttering, but back when I used a Crossfire build it was a problem with only a handful of games and driver updates did reduce or fix most of the issues.

 

If you're going with 2  6950's  in Crossfire, you'll need to keep in mind their power consumption. The cards together in load will draw up to 500 watt, so you'll probably need a minimum of a 700 watt psu and it would be better to have a psu that can handle around 800-850 watt.

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Crossfire will definatly give it a boost in most games. Older games (3+ years) may have poor support for Crossfire and it may need to to disabled from the Catalyst Control Center, which doesn't require a reboot or antyhing like physically disconnecting them.

 

As Ambroos has said, there can be issues like microstuttering, but back when I used a Crossfire build it was a problem with only a handful of games and driver updates did reduce or fix most of the issues.

 

If you're going with 2  6950's  in Crossfire, you'll need to keep in mind their power consumption. The cards together in load will draw up to 500 watt, so you'll probably need a minimum of a 700 watt psu and it would be better to have a psu that can handle around 800-850 watt.

Thanks for the information!  :)

I know my power supply would handle it.  1000 watt.  :)   So, I think I will purchase the other 6950.  It's a new replacement card that a friend received and is still factory sealed and he offered it to me for $75.

Thanks!

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