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Upgrading from a Radeon HD 5870

Hi all, i'm new to this forum so i hope i posted this in the right sub-forum etc. :)

I'd like to upgrade from my dual ATI Radeon HD-5870's, i can see certain games lagging already (I suspect 1GB VRAM is not enough anymore) and i don't want to wait untill this card has zero value. So my question is, does anyone have a recommendation for a new GPU('s)? My price range is 250€ for a single GPU and about 400€ for a CrossfireX/SLI setup. Any help is much obliged!

Specs: (Apparently it doesn't show in my sig)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
AMD FX-8120 (OC 3.9 GHZ)
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-24)
SABERTOOTH 990FX (AM3r2)
Samsung SyncMaster (1920x1080@59Hz)
1024MB ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series (ATI) x2 (Max OC)
56GB OCZ-SOLI D3 SATA Disk Device (SSD)
932GB SAMSUNG HD103SJ SATA Disk Device (SATA)
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  1. just buy the ASUS GEFORCE GTX 550 ti 1gb
    http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/ENGTX550_Ti_DCDI1GD5/
    its a very gud card or move fr a radion 7770
    but ID recomend asus
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    pazdindalal said:
    just buy the ASUS GEFORCE GTX 550 ti 1gb
    http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/ENGTX550_Ti_DCDI1GD5/
    its a very gud card or move fr a radion 7770
    but ID recomend asus


    he says he got 400€ budget lol what are you talking about... 550ti is an old gpu and it wont boost the performance enough.

    go for amd 7870xt or gtx670 they are about 150-200€ each and you can go for sli/xfire perfectly :)
  3. den u can go fr 660ti or the titan series of zotac
  4. pazdindalal said:
    den u can go fr 660ti or the titan series of zotac


    i believe you really have no idea about the graphics cards lol.... are you actually trying to compare a 660ti with a Titan ? :D
  5. IM just suggesting with what I have cause iv used dem nd dey work gr8 fr gamming
  6. Thanks for the fast replies, i'll probably go with what n1ght proposed, dual 7870's sound good.
  7. If you can go for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

    It uses Tahiti cores instead of Pitcairn for an extra performance boost, if you can find one where you are.
  8. jk47_99 said:
    If you can go for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

    It uses Tahiti cores instead of Pitcairn for an extra performance boost, if you can find one where you are.


    indeed, i was also talking about the tahiti board which is marked as 7870xt (le), that board is recently revised, not the reference 7870 which is an older version.
  9. According to TH, Tahiti based is actually worse?

    "Although these cards bear the Radeon HD 7870 model designation, a number of 7870s are floating around with handicapped Tahiti GPUs, rather than the Pitcairn graphics processor you'd expect."
  10. benchmarks show that tahiti based 7870's are actually solid with a better performance, as far as i understand the thread is talking about handicapped/defective boards, probably untested batches or smth...
  11. Hm... well i hope i don't purchase one of those then, considering my warranty will expire as soon as i OC :/
  12. you may want to get the board from a reputable manufacturer thinking you may pay 10-15$ more... sapphire ones are told to be good...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    also it comes with a bundle of games :D
  13. Haha, nice, thanks for the info :)
  14. Also, would Crossfire 7870 performance be better than a single GTX 680 overall?
  15. Zeno Thijsse said:
    Also, would Crossfire 7870 performance be better than a single GTX 680 overall?


    didnt really see a comparison between the 2 options but it is most likely to perform better than a single gtx680, but also effective? i dont think so; power/heat/space etc...
  16. Okay thanks, the comparison is with my friend's GPU, i want a better setup for bragging rights :o
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