Looking to upgrade

i have an ati 4670 and am looking to upgrade to a new graphics card that would be capable of running most of todays pc games on max settings, was wondering what a good card would be to get. have been looking into the ati 6870s i have around 230 that i can spend on a new card

my systems specs are:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
System Model: GA-MA790X-UD4P
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor 3.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

display is 1920 x 1080 64 bit
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  1. 6870 is a great choice and will give you a huge boost over your current card.
    Just make sure you have an adequate PSU to handle it
  2. you can also take a look @ 6950, there are some 1GB versions for 215$ on newegg ;)
  3. personally I'd stretch your budget a little bit more to get something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161355&cm_re=6950-_-14-161-355-_-Product

    234 AR

    or if you really can't go above budget the 1 gig version is fine as well.

    a 6870 will serve its purpose and I have ran a single 6870 with an oc and it does fine at 1080p, but I think it would be worth the investment to bump up to the 6950 2 gig if possible, it should last you a bit longer anyways, another option might be the gtx 560ti if you can find a good deal on one. Overall I would stretch to a 6950 2gig if you can, it will make you investment last a bit longer and really its only like 20 or so more than $230, that would be the smart move imo.

    and also like maziar said make sure you have ample psu. If you are unsure, what is your psu make and model?
  4. thanks for the help guys. most likely going to go with the his 6950 2gb though i found this gtx 560 ti. is there any big differences between the two ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-GIGABYTE-_-14125363

    and i have a 600 watt cooler master
  5. not really other than the 2 gigs of vram, which does not buy you much at 1080p
  6. the 560 is OCed to 900 core, many of them don't go over that clock and performance is more or less the same as the 6950 non-OCed, i'd stick with 6950
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