Keep 3870 crossfire or upgrade for $200 Tags: Graphics Cards Crossfire Graphics Last response: October 10, 2009 5:22 AM in Graphics & Displays Share peepee October 8, 2009 11:25:05 PM Hey, im wondering if i should use $200 to upgrade to a 4890/4870 or just keep them? If the performance increase will be less than 50%, please let me know. Phenom IIx4 940 gigabyte ga-ma 790x ud4p 2 3870s in crossfire corsair 850tx 640gb HDD 8gb ddr2 1066 Antec 902 case More about : 3870 crossfire upgrade 200 soundefx a b U Graphics card October 9, 2009 6:28:39 AM It depends on the games you play and at what res. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card October 9, 2009 6:38:30 AM 2x 3870s in Xfire performs equal to or slightly better than a 4870. You have a fairly decent set up and I'd suggest you wait for the prices of the 5x00 series to go down (prolly when the GT300 releases) before you upgrade. Related resources Upgrade for Crossfired HD 3870 s, monitor too - Forum Overclocking a HD 3870 x2 or HD 3870 in crossfire - Forum Upgrade for 512MB 3870 HD in Athlon X2 system - Forum Upgrade from HD 3870 ? - Forum A8 3870 vs i3 vs fx 4100 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shubham1401 a b U Graphics card October 9, 2009 2:14:37 PM Just keep those cards.You have 200$ to spend. Save some more and wait for newer cards like GT300 and see what you can get... And ya... IMO The performance difference won't be 50%. peepee October 9, 2009 9:54:57 PM soundefx said:It depends on the games you play and at what res. Oh, i forgot to say, my monitor res is 1920x1080, but i play at.. 1680x1050 soundefx a b U Graphics card October 10, 2009 5:22:22 AM Why don't you play at your monitors native res.? Anyway, I know that the 4800 is a great improvement from the 3870, but I am with the others who say to wait a while. More competition over time will most likely drive the prices down a bit across the board. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGraphic Cards for A8- 3870 ForumA8- 3870 k with 5770? Forum4890 Died & Need an Upgrade $ 200 -500 Budget ForumProblem regarding Ati HD 3870 x2 And crossfire ForumKeep my HD 3870 in CF or switch to the Diamond HD4870 XOC black edition ForumKeep 8800GTS 512 or CF (2) 3870 's? Forumwill a Corsair 550vx run 2 3870 in crossfire ? ForumWill a "Corsair Powersupply 750W" run two 3870 x2 in crossfire ? Forumwhy should i go with 3870 and not 8800gt? Forum3870 or 4670 ? ForumUnreal Tournament 3 on HD 3870 ForumPhenom 9500+790FX+ 3870 =better performance ? Forum4850 + 3870 ForumGPU-Z Questions (New Card!) Forum[Solved] How to upgrade from Ge9600 GT OC More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !