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April 12, 2011 10:32:42 AM

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
syncmaster 2243sw

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a c 169 U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 11:07:15 AM

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
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 3:37:13 PM

you can also take a look @ 6950, there are some 1GB versions for 215$ on newegg ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 3:55:34 PM

personally I'd stretch your budget a little bit more to get something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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?
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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 8:02:30 PM

not really other than the 2 gigs of vram, which does not buy you much at 1080p
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 9:12:56 AM

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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