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. m 0 l 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) m 0 l Related resources Looking to upgrade from a 4870 - Forum Looking for upgrade from Sapphire HD 4870 - Forum Looking for 4870 CF Upgrade - Forum Looking to upgrade 4870 1GB (with E8600) - Forum Looking to upgrade my 4870 - 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? m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for a suggestion to replace my failing Radeon HD4870 Forum SolvedMy Bios Shows Acer After Gateway DX4870 Bios Upgrade. Now, I Can't Activate My Windows 8. Forum SolvedNeed Advice on Crossfire HD4870 upgrade Forum SolvedLooking for imput on GPU upgrade Forum SolvedLooking for a good gpu upgrade Forum SolvedLooking for advice on what to upgrade next Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade video card Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade from AMD Radeon HD 6670 Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade weakest link for PC Forum SolvedLooking to slightly upgrade my GPU Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my graphics card, HELP Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my cpu Forum SolvedPR LCK450W Power Supply, looking for an upgrade Forum SolvedLooking for a budget upgrade Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my laptop. 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 !