Need a replacement for a Radeon HD4870X2

I have suffered a catastrophic short curcuit and got some money from the insurance company to cover my loses.

I have a Intel Q9550 CPU with 2x2 GB Kingston HyperX Blu Ram on a msi x48c platinum motherboard (the board was not my choice, the insurers agent installed it)

I used to have a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4870x2 with an EK waterblock which needs replacing.

I was thinking about doing a moderate overclock from 333->400 MHz liquid cooled and getting a new graphics card and run it on it's stock cooler

What would be the current equivalent GPU Radeon/NVIDIA and what be an fitting upgrade?

Good New Years!
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  1. Got a 1000W PSU by the way
  2. The GTX 570 or HD6970 would both be faster than your HD4870x2. An HD6950 can unlock into an HD6970 and would be the best choice for the money;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555
  3. jyjjy said:
    The GTX 570 or HD6970 would both be faster than your HD4870x2. An HD6950 can unlock into an HD6970 and would be the best choice for the money;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555


    Thanks, any links regarding the unlocking?
  4. http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159
    The success rate is basically 100% and the card comes with a back up BIOS so there is no risk.

    Edit: Nvm, I see you found it.
  5. Quote:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-recommendation-upgrade,2803-7.html

    4870x2 is almost at the top.
    to get a better performance than that, gtx580 is a good replacement that will give a better performance.
    6970 and 570 will be somewhat parallel.


    Thanks, I think I'll get a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6950 and try the unlock.

    At least glad to see the money I spent on the 4870X2 provided good value the last 2 years
  6. When unlocked the HD6950 will be a minor upgrade in terms of average performance(5-10%) but it has a number of other advantages;
    As a single GPU card it won't have any crossfire scaling issues/microstuttering/minimum frame rate issues.
    The 2gb of memory will help performance when maxing out the settings in the latest games at high resolutions
    DX11 compatibility for the current and future games that use those features.
    Eyefinity for using up to 6 monitors at once.
    Greater power efficiency, especially at idle, which also means less heat to deal with.
    MLAA which is a post processing AA that can be used in games that don't allow for traditional forms of anti aliasing.
    Much improved crossfire scaling if you ever do want to add a second card.
    More current A/V features.
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