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To buy or not to buy, that is the question?

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October 30, 2010 12:41:35 PM

I currently have 2x 1gb Sapphire HD4870s in crossfire config. With a budget of £400 is there a card/s worth buying to top these, remembering your advice that its not worth upgrading unless you get 3x the performance.

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October 30, 2010 12:47:31 PM

l0nd0nb0y said:
I currently have 2x 1gb Sapphire HD4870s in crossfire config. With a budget of £400 is there a card/s worth buying to top these, remembering your advice that its not worth upgrading unless you get 3x the performance.


Well the AMD high end come out in 2-3 weeks. 6970. Which isnt a dual card, the dual card is the 6990 due to how they renamed things. The 5870 is about 5% slower in general than 2x 4870s. The 6970 is suppose to be 25-40% faster than the 5870. So it would be 20-35% faster than your 2 4870's in all likelyhood. Nvidia is also releasing a GTX 580 somewhere between December and February, however than looks to be +/- 5% of the 6970 in speed, so that wouldnt be much faster.
a c 1324 U Graphics card
October 30, 2010 12:49:40 PM

There might be next month when the HD69xx will be released. Currently there is only HD5970 and GTX480 that would outperform your setup.
October 30, 2010 12:54:02 PM

Thanks ppl for your advice, it is very helpful and now instead of wasting my hard earned cash I shall wait and probably go for the HD69--s.
Much appreciated...Londonboy.
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