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URGENT - Upgrade my HD 5770 to HD 6870?

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December 28, 2011 8:47:06 PM

Hey, So I found a Deal today on the internets offering:

HIS Radeon HD 6870 1 GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card + Free dirt 3 game

and I was wondering if it was worth 178.49$ to replace my trusty:

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (not sure if but pretty certain 256-bit) card

Im gonna use the card for BF3 and Skyrim. I would also like to start up my own youtube channel but with my 5770 fraps puts out this nasty popping sound and I've found out from these forums that It's my GPU that's the problem. SO... should I upgrade? Please respond asap, sale is one day only and the card is not worth it if I don't get the sale.

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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 9:03:24 PM

Yeah, than you're destend to pay more like the rest of us poor sods.

Something to do with value added taxes those Yanks ;)  don't have to pay :p 
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December 28, 2011 10:42:56 PM

hmm interesting, but with a name like "powercolor" I have to wonder how reliable they are :p  I'll look into it though. Still the main question is is it worth the money (140$-170$) to upgrade from the 5770?
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December 28, 2011 10:47:43 PM

For me, the upgrade is not worth it and BF3 & Skyrim will benifit more with a 6950 or gtx560ti minimun.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 10:49:09 PM

+1
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a c 93 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 11:17:59 PM

powercolor seems ok for a budget brand.
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a c 116 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 11:19:09 PM

well it looks like you need a new card so that HIS Iceq card is likely the best deal price performance you will find
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December 29, 2011 12:42:57 AM

ok well now i dont know if I should get the 6870 that's on sale (178.49) or if i should just get a 6950 for 200-230$ ish to avoid having to buy another GPU this time next year. Any suggestion on what I should do?
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