Looking to upgrade; 4870 Tags: Radeon Gaming Graphics Last response: August 7, 2010 5:12 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Roach360 August 7, 2010 4:19:42 PM I'm currently running a 4870 in my gaming rig, and was looking for a little more kick to get me through some of my higher level needs, such as GTA4 and Stalker:CoP. I've got the slots, CPU and PSU to do any number of upgrades. My initial thought was to put another 4870 in, or possibly a 4870x2, but now i'm thinking twice. I could crossfire with a 4890, or just move up to a larger card. Any suggestions? What would be the most cost effective? Thanks! More about : upgrade 4870 plznote August 7, 2010 4:40:31 PM Hey, I would say Crossfire another 4870 they're about $120 these days. That would be the best price performance ratio decision. Getting a 4890 wont be good cause it will underclock itself to match the 4870. clement4413 August 7, 2010 4:45:08 PM Yes, you can add HD4870, this is the best solution if you have a limited budget in addition performances are still good (just a little bit better than HD5870) Related resources Looking to upgrade from a 4870 - Forum Looking to upgrade my 4870 - Forum Looking to upgrade 4870 1GB (with E8600) - Forum Looking for 4870 CF Upgrade - Forum Should I upgrade my 2 ati radeon 4870 x2? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Roach360 August 7, 2010 4:45:29 PM Good to know about the 4890, But what about getting a used 4870x2 for about $200 and running it as a tri-core Xfire? clement4413 August 7, 2010 4:52:24 PM That may give good performances Watch the link http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33929979 Roach360 August 7, 2010 5:01:34 PM It's a good thread, but those were also on XP with 2 year old drivers. I'm not sure of how improvements have come. edit: At that time, the new dual channel xfire was not unlocked. It now is. clement4413 August 7, 2010 5:12:39 PM Ati has surely improved its drivers in 2 years but I don't know if nowadays Ati has improved their drivers for tri/quad HD4000 serie Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Xfire 4870 upgrade Forum 4870 upgrade Forum Looking for replacement for Radeon HD 4870 x2 card Forum Upgrading from HD 4870 , considering GTX 460 Forum HIS HD 4870 Upgrade Help? Forum Really nice looking 4870 CF aftermarket cooler setup in an Antec 1200 Forum 7970 OR 670 for Skyrim/Starcraft 2/General Gaming -- Upgrade from 4870 Forum Graphics upgrade time: Crossfire existing HD 4870 512meg or new card? Forum Is it worth upgrading from Radeon 4870 to Geforce GTX 650ti Forum Intel E8400 & Radeon 4870 - Upgrade Help Forum Upgrade from 4870 x2, budget $300 Forum 120hz mode - Samsung UN55EH6000 Forum Upgrade option - currently have a pair of GeForce 9600GT 512MB cards Forum Studio XPS 8100 intel I-7 graphic upgrade possibilities Forum Would it be worth an upgrade? 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 !