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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Is 3870 Crossfire worth the upgrade money for me? - Forum Crossfire AMD A8-3870K and R9 270 - Forum Crossfire A8-3870K with GTX-650 - Forum Upgrade for Crossfired HD3870s, monitor too - Forum Decided to keep my CPU, what can be a really good motherboard and CPU cooler for >$200? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shubham1401 a b U Graphics card October 9, 2009 2:14:37 PM Just keep those cards.You have 200$ 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%. m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRadeon 3870 keep crashing Forum SolvedShould I keep my GTX 580 3GB for physx alongside my 780 Ti or sell it for $200? Forum SolvedKeep my 770, or go with 7850 crossfire Forum SolvedOne $200 GPU vs Two $100 GPUs using Crossfire/SLI Forum SolvedGraphics card, What to upgrade to? 200$ budget! Forum SolvedPC Components Upgrade~$200 Forum SolvedWorth an upgrade of my custom build or keep it? Forum Solved[Solved]PSU to crossfire an A8-3870K and a Radion HD 6670 under $40? Forum SolvedIs it possible to Hybrid Crossfire the A8-3870K with the Hd 6850? Forum SolvedNew £200 graphics card or two £40 Graphics Cards Crossfire Forum Why does one of my cards (radeon HD 7770 Ghz edition) show as disabled in my crossfire setup. previous cards were 2 xHD 3870 a Forum Solvedis this an upgrade worth going for budget 200 euro Forum Solvedgpu upgrade for £200 Forum SolvedComputer Upgrade with about $200-$400 Forum SolvedCPU upgrade around $200 Forum 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 !