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Upgrading from a 7900GTX SLI

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 17, 2008 12:44:13 AM

Just wondering, if i upgraded from 7900GTX SLI, to a single 4870, will I see any imrpovements or will it be less? I am running a Q6600 which I plan to overclock.

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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2008 12:49:08 AM

yes u will notice a difference. The 4870 will perform much better then ur to old 7900gtx in sli. ur fps will probably double! =]
August 17, 2008 1:01:29 AM

wow... thats incredible! Only had these 2 cards fo 1 1/2 years and technology has advanced quite a bit lol... think I spent £600 those days for these babies... now worth £100 for the pair :p  Thanks for the reply :) 

BTW, I heard these 4870 in Xfire will need quite a bit of power, I have the OCZ 750W PSU... would that be OK if I decided to buy 2? - Although from the sound of it, performance wise might be daft. I usually game @ 1600 x 1050
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2008 1:24:53 AM

yea tech changes constantly, watch when u buy the 2 4870 they'll be outdated within a few months tech adv soo fast.
Dont worry about ur psu its more then enough to handle 2 of those in crossfire.
(im hoping u have a new mobo and not using the same mobo with ur 7900gtx sli. thats a sli board 2 4870 wont work on that u need a crossfire board.)
August 17, 2008 1:34:35 AM

If you keep your board get the GTX260, neglible performance difference. and you maintain SLI potential.
August 17, 2008 1:37:54 AM

I am acutally using a P5W DH - i am using hacked drivers for XP to get it to run in SLI. Of course in Vista, it will only be using 1 card as this board is 'only' supports Xfire :) 
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2008 2:56:18 AM

arent u slick lol.
so ya ur ready for the 4870! if u pick it up let us no how smooth it feels.
good luck.