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Upgrade from 4870x2, budget $300

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January 3, 2012 4:25:53 PM

Any suggestions? My 4870x2 is going to die any moment now. I am wanting to upgrade to something that is going to give me more performance than my 4870x2 and hopefully run much cooler. I do not want to spend more than $300 though. I have been looking at a 560 Ti 448 core GPU. I am up for any suggestions, ATI or Nvidia. Thanks this will definitely help my purchase.
January 3, 2012 4:33:41 PM

it's going to die any moment? do terrorists have it hostage at gun point or something? get a 6970.
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January 3, 2012 4:37:40 PM

Click on the link in my signature, all the info you need.
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January 3, 2012 4:38:51 PM

No, It isn't worth it I think. The 4870 Crossfire will be the same as 560 ti or 6950 estimation. If you think you can get 7970 or GTX 580, It will worth it much... Or wait for the 7950 which will bring you very good performance. If it's going to die buy 6970...
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January 3, 2012 4:40:04 PM

Frizzo said:
it's going to die any moment? do terrorists have it hostage at gun point or something? get a 6970.


Not terrorists per say. But I bought it used. And the 4870x2 has 1 of its cores running much faster and hotter than the other during normal loads, and during gaming. So its to the point where its running so hot i get BSOD's often. I have to underlock below factory settings to get it to work. I have my cables managed well inside my HAF 932 and fans blowing into it and still at idle the one core is nearly 80c. So that is my main reason for wanting to upgrade.
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January 3, 2012 4:40:56 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Click on the link in my signature, all the info you need.



Thanks for posting this link. I will check it out in very great detail and hopefully I can find something to waste my money on.
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January 3, 2012 4:46:59 PM

Skibbidy said:
Not terrorists per say. But I bought it used. And the 4870x2 has 1 of its cores running much faster and hotter than the other during normal loads, and during gaming. So its to the point where its running so hot i get BSOD's often. I have to underlock below factory settings to get it to work. I have my cables managed well inside my HAF 932 and fans blowing into it and still at idle the one core is nearly 80c. So that is my main reason for wanting to upgrade.


That's not a bad card, have you looked at a new heatsink for it? If it's about to die (maybe), you may was well tinker a bit.
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January 3, 2012 4:55:08 PM

hang-the-9 said:
That's not a bad card, have you looked at a new heatsink for it? If it's about to die (maybe), you may was well tinker a bit.


They make an amazing cooler for it, but its discontinued and I can't find it anywhere. Its called the Arctic Accelero Xtreme 4870x2 I believe. And I honestly do believe that would solve all my problems. But, its near impossible to find. So instead of spending $50 for a cooler I'm in a position that I'll have to get a new card.

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January 3, 2012 4:56:10 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Click on the link in my signature, all the info you need.



The only thing from that article missing is the 560 Ti with 448 cores. I saw Guru3d's review and it was significantly higher than the 560Ti, Overclocked it outperformed the 570 as well.
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