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Gtx 460 or 6870

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October 23, 2011 3:28:54 AM

what card is better for battlefield 3? and also what power supply would I need? a 500 W power supply?

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October 23, 2011 12:03:44 PM

You cannot even compare these 2. 6870 is ~20% faster than a 460, while consuming same amount of power. 500W PSU should be enough, but make sure you get a good one *like Corsair, Antec etc.*
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October 23, 2011 12:08:44 PM

+1 6870.
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October 23, 2011 5:10:36 PM

+1 6870
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October 23, 2011 6:29:12 PM

ok thanks. so I am going to get the 6870. but what brand? sapphire, powercolor, xfx, gygabyte, ....
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October 23, 2011 6:33:06 PM

Evga, Sapphire, Asus, MSI, XFX.
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October 23, 2011 6:45:24 PM

is there one that is better or are they all practically the same
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October 23, 2011 6:45:28 PM

is there one that is better or are they all practically the same
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October 23, 2011 6:45:31 PM

is there one that is better or are they all practically the same
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October 23, 2011 9:26:40 PM

Well it's something like in that order. Depends on were you buy from, but XFX has lifetime warrenty in the USA i believe.
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October 23, 2011 9:36:59 PM

should actually compare gtx560ti with 6870. and then u should choose gtx560ti if u love physx else 6870 is the ultimate choice. (i have a 560ti btw and i faced the same decision question)
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October 23, 2011 9:40:56 PM

henrytowns said:
should actually compare gtx560ti with 6870. and then u should choose gtx560ti if u love physx else 6870 is the ultimate choice. (i have a 560ti btw and i faced the same decision question)


No, you compare the HD 6870 with the GTX 560.
You compare the HD 6950 with the GTX 560 Ti.
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October 24, 2011 3:28:05 PM

^No, you can compare 6870 with 560Ti and non-Ti. You can also compare 6950 with the 560Ti and 570. Why? Performance difference between them is around 10%.

OP: Mostly all brands are good, just pick the one you like the most.
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October 24, 2011 5:28:23 PM

I think the 6870 is your best option considering it does better than the 460. But its not but much maybe a 5 - 10 % performance increase nothing massive. It basically comes down to which do you prefer; Nvidia; or ATI?
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October 24, 2011 6:14:05 PM

^LOL? 5-10%??? It's around 20%
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