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May 7, 2009 11:27:24 PM

I currently have a ATI3870, which till this day is running just fine with whatever game I throw at it.

I play css and cod uo online

Games played single player(a little multipleyer), include but is not limited to:
Crysis
Crysis Warhead
COD4, COD5, COD2
D3
FEAR
FEAR XP
FEAR 2
FARCRY 2
STALKER
C&C RA 3, cant remember there names though
RA 1
RA 2

So is there any new games comming out this year that will/may interest me?

Is it worth me selling my 3870 for 1GB 4870 or 4890 or 4770(xfire 2x4770)?

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May 7, 2009 11:31:36 PM

is this post a joke or something? dude i doubt ur 3970 runs anythin u throw at it lol, especially crysis.

and secondly u need to provide more information. its very well buying a brand new gfx card but if the rest of your system is lacking ay behind then youre gonna bottleneck the gfc card..
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2009 11:36:59 PM

A 3870 is a pretty good GPU..it's better than the HD 4670 and 9600GT.

It's basically on par with the 8800GT 512mb, so it can run Crysis @ medium-high to high at 1280x1024
May 7, 2009 11:42:13 PM

yeah. if he turn off the AA and AF, he practically can run everything right now.
for your answer, maybe you should wait until next year when the new chips are released.
May 8, 2009 2:39:15 AM

Don't upgrade before you have problems running a game you have, at the settings you want, with the FPS you want. Upgrading before you have an issue is bad because prices drop, although, if you have no self-control and are impatient, upgrading before you get a game can be good.

But I'd wait until you feel as though you want/need to upgrade because you can't play something how you want, rather than upgrading just so you never feel that.
May 8, 2009 6:17:49 PM

godfath3r said:
is this post a joke or something? dude i doubt ur 3970 runs anythin u throw at it lol, especially crysis.

and secondly u need to provide more information. its very well buying a brand new gfx card but if the rest of your system is lacking ay behind then youre gonna bottleneck the gfc card..



@ godfather -Read before you post, more to the point, READ it ALL?

Gave my xfire link, which when CLICKED (yes its that simple to follow a link) will show my comp spec, as well as 90% of the games Ive played both in single player and multiplayer.

For the sake of, I cant be bothard clicking and reading another 10 or so lines, here is the spec for my comp.

Processor:
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory:
4094MB RAM
Hard Drive:
C: 74GB, D: 500GB, E: 74GB, F: 500GB Total 1.148 Terabyte
Video Card:
HIS ATI Radeon HD 3870 XT ICEQ3 512MB GDDR4 (PCI-E) - Retail OC'd GPU 900MHz - MEM 1200MHz
Monitor:
22" Neovo H-W22 V2 Widescreen LCD, 1680x1050, DVI, 2000:1 DCR, 300 cd/m2, 3 ms
Sound Card:
Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:
Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speaker System Dolby EX DTS ES Directsound Ready
Keyboard:
Saitek Eclipse 11 Gamer
Mouse:
Razer Lachesis Blue
Mouse Surface:
Razer Exact Mat
Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RC (7100)
Motherboard:
Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP
Computer Case:
Akasa Eclipse-62

I ran Crysis on full screen, wow?, no probs there, I think it was med-high...

Going from the research Ive done so far, I made the best possible guess on which GPU's would be fine with my comp, so, although there may be minor bottleneck, I dont think it will be enough for me to have to upgrade my CPU. I know that CPU aint the best for that motherboard, but its great for online gaming, where having everything maxed out doesnt count as much, its more about having some fun gaming with others!

@ Bluescreen - Thanks, someone who knows something :D 
a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2009 6:24:30 PM

Thxs :) 


If you really want to upgrade now, then the 4870 1GB or GTX260 216 would both be good choices


Otherwise, you should just hold onto your 3870 and wait until DX11 cards come out.
May 8, 2009 7:04:00 PM

i know the urge to upgrade can be overwhelming sometimes, just keep in mind that DX11 cards will be along in six months and you seem to be happy with ur 3870, i would say just wait
a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2009 10:24:12 PM

I agree keep the 3870 for now.
June 10, 2009 10:58:58 PM

BUMP

The whole "wait till DX11 and DX11 cards are out" wont be happening anytime this year ;( Earliest we see is, AMD launching the first DX11 card in first half of 2010, and I think I read Win 7 WONT be DX11, instead it will be DX10.1, with DX11 being released later, first half of 2010.

I expect some new games being released other than the COD WaW 2 soon, but Im really hoping to be able to play WaW2 atleast at smooh playable FPS, 30+...

So, what do you recommend now?

Will the 58** series be out soon, as in before or when WaW2 is released?
June 10, 2009 11:10:12 PM

Damn Edit/Delete button doesnt work, nevermind, it was Modern Warfare I meant to say and its being released in November, so plenty of time left...
a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2009 11:42:44 PM

ATI demoed their DX11 card, which is to come out when W7 does, or before, sep/oct, while W7 comes out Oct 22nd. It will have DX 11 on the OS, and DX10.1 games, and DX10 games are easily converted to DX11 for "most" of its abilities, as you wont get say, the tesselation ability without the tesselation HW, and DX11 is simply a superset of DX10.
Now, having said all that, if your current card cuts the mustard, IMHO, I wouldnt be a hotdog, and go for something else, but wait til you actually think itll be required/needed
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 12:58:54 AM

You can be 100% sure ATI will have their dx11 card out by windows 7 release, if not earlier.
a c 236 U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 1:05:01 AM

godfath3r said:
is this post a joke or something? dude i doubt ur 3970 runs anythin u throw at it lol, especially crysis.

and secondly u need to provide more information. its very well buying a brand new gfx card but if the rest of your system is lacking ay behind then youre gonna bottleneck the gfc card..


1. Learn to spell otherwise people will never take you or your foolish opinions seriously.

2. The 3870 is still a good card, its performance is in-between the 9600GT-9800GT
a c 236 U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 1:07:42 AM

There are plenty of new games coming out but none that really push the current graphic performance bar like crysis did a few years back. If you like the performance of your 3870, then there is no need for you to upgrade. Save your cash for a later date.
June 11, 2009 11:19:03 AM

your 3870 is a pretty good GPU.. wait for this new dx 11 cards and then jump.. if your card is compromised with the new games...
June 30, 2009 6:48:58 PM

Thanks for the replies, guys and girls,

Cant wait for the DX11 cards to be released, getting bored of prototype...
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