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
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?