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April 24, 2013 1:01:17 AM

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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April 24, 2013 1:08:57 AM

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 :) 
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April 24, 2013 1:10:10 AM

den u can go fr 660ti or the titan series of zotac
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April 24, 2013 1:14:20 AM

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 
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April 24, 2013 1:19:03 AM

IM just suggesting with what I have cause iv used dem nd dey work gr8 fr gamming
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April 24, 2013 2:48:14 AM

Thanks for the fast replies, i'll probably go with what n1ght proposed, dual 7870's sound good.
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April 24, 2013 3:11:19 AM

jk47_99 said:
If you can go for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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April 24, 2013 3:18:15 AM

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."
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April 24, 2013 3:22:20 AM

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...
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April 24, 2013 3:27:12 AM

Hm... well i hope i don't purchase one of those then, considering my warranty will expire as soon as i OC :/ 
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April 24, 2013 3:53:24 AM

Haha, nice, thanks for the info :) 
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April 24, 2013 3:59:18 AM

Also, would Crossfire 7870 performance be better than a single GTX 680 overall?
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April 24, 2013 5:01:48 AM

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...
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April 24, 2013 8:18:10 AM

Okay thanks, the comparison is with my friend's GPU, i want a better setup for bragging rights :o 
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