GPU upgrade question 4870 to 6950 Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Intel Graphics Last response: October 20, 2011 12:16 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Broker1 October 20, 2011 2:28:09 AM Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster. Anyway, I am looking at upgrading my GPU and have my eye on the GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB. My current setup is as follows: Intel Q9550 oc'd to 3.4ghz GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB SILVERSTONE DA700 700W ATX 12V Monitor is 1980 x 1080 My main question is it worth the upgrade if used mainly for gaming? I'd like to get a couple more years out of a $200-300 upgrade before doing a new build down the road. Also, do you all see any issues such as bottlenecking with going with the 6950? Thanks in advance! More about : gpu upgrade question 4870 6950 Zero_ a b U Graphics card October 20, 2011 3:08:16 AM You should be good to go. An OC'd Q9550 should be fast enough to keep up with a HD6950 at that resolution. Also, good card. IIRC it won the TH HD6950 roundup? m 0 l wa1 a c 189 U Graphics card October 20, 2011 8:38:46 AM Yes agree, your system is still decent enough to run HD6950 without problem. Hmm, your board pcie slot is 2.0, right? m 0 l Related resources Want to Upgrade 4870 to 6950 on GA-EP45-UD3P - Forum i7 950 and radeon 6950: should I upgrade cpu or gpu? - Forum 4870x2 vs HD 6950 2 GB Question - Forum Question About GPU Upgrade - Forum Question about 6950 upgrade - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Broker1 October 20, 2011 12:02:11 PM wa1 said:Yes agree, your system is still decent enough to run HD6950 without problem. Hmm, your board pcie slot is 2.0, right? It is. And thanks for the replies. Just wanted to see if it was "worth" the upgrade in getting a decent performance gain for my dollar. m 0 l yasir siddiqui October 20, 2011 12:16:52 PM 6950 is best choice. Check link and see the difference between 4870 and 6950. http://www.hwcompare.com/6152/radeon-hd-4870-1gb-vs-rad... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrade question GPU Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU from HD6950 Forum SolvedGPU/PSU upgrade question Forum Solvedshould I upgrade GPU + CPU overclocking question. Forum SolvedGPU Upgrade question Forum SolvedGpu upgrade question Forum SolvedQuestion about upgrading to a new motherboard,cpu,ram,gpu Forum SolvedGPU upgrade question Forum 5770 or 6850 or 6950 or 560? upgrading from 4870 Forum SolvedI want to upgrade my motherboard and add a second 7770 ati gpu card. question is what will my xps 8500 I5 mortherboard be able Forum SolvedQuick question about upgrading my GPU Forum SolvedGPU Upgrade question! Forum SolvedQuestion Regarding GPU Upgrade (PCI-E 2.0 to PCI-E 3.0) Forum SolvedNeed for Speed Hot Persuit CPU and GPU usage & upgrade question Forum GPU question? 6850 vs. 6950 (or even 6870 vs. 6950) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !