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Is Powercolor's Radeon 6850 worth it?

Hey everybody, just got a question about a particular card I plan to upgrade to.
http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=342
This card costs ~$200 new, but comes with better thermals, better media decoding, and of course better game performance over my existing card.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-ATI-Radeon-HD-4870-EAH4870-2DI-1GD5-GDDR5-SDR-/220822317755?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item336a092abb
I'm just wondering if the upgrade is worth it since this should be the most powerful card that would fit in my Dell BTX case.
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  1. Not worth $200. 6850 is only slightly better then the 4870. You gain DX11 and better power figures, but performance is only slightly better.
  2. How about ~$185, I plan to talk to a seller and maybe get that even lower. If not then I would have to wait for more efficient designs with next gen cards from both companies. The whole reason I got the 4870 was because it had slightly better game performance in older games I was still playing.
  3. Best answer
    No it's still too expensive for a small upgrade.
  4. Thanks everybody I might as well invest in other areas of my PC.
  5. Best answer selected by mister g.
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