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November 25, 2010 8:37:26 PM

Hi,at the moment i have two 1 gig 4870`s in CF,now i am looking to upgrade very soon,i have been looking at the 6870 but someone said that this card is about on par with the two i already have.So my question is,without spending silly money(or do i have to) what card would be considered a upgrade from what i have.
Many thanks.

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November 25, 2010 8:57:25 PM

i think you should not consider the upgrade..I think they would perform almost the same.
November 26, 2010 12:21:04 PM

Tbh i wanted to do away with the CF set up,since i got another card i have never really seen any improvments,i can run all games that i play with the settings i have just as well with one card as i can with two,so its just been a waste of money tbh.Going back to a single GPU will mean less noise and less power consumption and less heat.So thats why i want to go back to a single card setup,but would like to have a DX11 card,but cant afford the likes if a 5970 or a GTX580 just yet as i live in the uk and those cards work out to around £450 ($705 US) but would like to have a card with the same performance that two 1 gig 4870`s` SHOULD of given me.
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November 26, 2010 5:46:27 PM

Ok,thanks for that,thats one option and its at least half the price of the other two i mentioned.
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November 26, 2010 6:02:07 PM

5970 relies on crossfire , its a dual gpu card.
Keep an eye out for the 5870 or its replacements, the 6970.
Or the gtx 580/480 470 for single gpu high performance.
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November 26, 2010 6:15:37 PM

Never buy dual gpu cards but you still have a few options on the table like previous posters have said. The GTX470 is a ok card and the GF100 isn't in production much any more with the GF110 taking it's place but it may be another month or two before stock dries up so you might want to wait. As for ATI I would consider a 5870 to be an upgrade but not much although it would save a little each month on power.
November 26, 2010 6:34:36 PM

Thanks for the replies,the 5970 is a little out of my price range at the moment @£450 or there abouts,the 5870 is just about right,its a little more expencive than the 6870 but not much.Does anyone have any ideas of the price range for the up coming 69XX or would people just be guessing at the moment. Knowing ATI/AMD they should price it cheaper than the 580,well here is hoping anyway.
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