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Looking to upgrade from a 4870

I currently have an xfx ATI Hd4870 1gb and I've had it for a long time now (since it came out). I am now looking for a significant upgrade in performance and efficiency for a decent price. I don't want to crossfire and I don't want to get a new psu ( I currently have a 550w) so any suggestions/advice as to what to get would be nice =).
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    A Radeon HD 6950 or GTX 560Ti would be a decent upgrade from your 4870, either card will max out all but the most demanding titles at 1080p. They are usually found for somewhere between $200 and $250, don't bother with the 2GB version of either card unless you are running a resolution above 1920x1200. They are also about as high as you can go before you really hit diminishing returns as far as price-to-performance ratio goes. The cards above the 6950/560Ti start to get really expensive for small performance gains ie. pay an extra $70 to get an extra 10% performance boost over the card just below it.
  2. Supernova1138 said:
    A Radeon HD 6950 or GTX 560Ti would be a decent upgrade from your 4870, either card will max out all but the most demanding titles at 1080p. They are usually found for somewhere between $200 and $250, don't bother with the 2GB version of either card unless you are running a resolution above 1920x1200. They are also about as high as you can go before you really hit diminishing returns as far as price-to-performance ratio goes. The cards above the 6950/560Ti start to get really expensive for small performance gains ie. pay an extra $70 to get an extra 10% performance boost over the card just below it.

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  3. What are your full system specs?(CPU,RAM,etc.)

    What is your budget?

    I would agree with SuperNova.A GTX560ti or a 6950 would be a decent upgrade from a 4870.
  4. purple stank said:
    What are your full system specs?(CPU,RAM,etc.)

    What is your budget?

    I would agree with SuperNova.A GTX560ti or a 6950 would be a decent upgrade from a 4870.


    phenom II x4 965 black edition 3.4ghz
    Asus M4A87TD EVO
    rocketfish 550w psu
    xfx ati hd4870 1 gb
    700gb black drive
    4gb gskill ram
    corsair h50 water cooling
    and my budget is around the 200 area, no higher than 250. thanks everyone
  5. That's a good deal but I would rather have a card from Asus or MSI with an aftermarket heatsink than a free game but that's just me.
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