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6870 for 110 USD: Worth it for me?

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March 29, 2012 12:12:02 AM

I know this question is very subjective, but I'd like to get a confirmation from the community. The card our second hand, claimed never used, comes with all components and I'm inclined to believe it. Specifically, it's an HIS model. Now, I am currently running a 2500K and an XFX 5770 at 1400x900. I'm not looking to max BF3, but do enjoy good frames with some eye candy just like everyone else. Basically my question is the following: is this too good to pass up or could I do better by waiting for something else?

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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 12:14:45 AM

I would take it if it was guaranteed new.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 12:20:42 AM

If it's new I would take it.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 12:24:13 AM

If it's someone local, see if they'll let you load it up and try it out OR if they'll load it in one of their computers... that is, if it has the "appearance" of new: clean, no scuffs, looks like the HSF wasn't toyed with, etc. If it checks out, I'd get it.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 12:34:40 AM

It's a solid increase performance wise, and at such a cheap price you can probably get another one to CF if you want more performance. So it's a good pick (only if new).
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 12:53:48 AM

I actually believe, your 5770 is more than enough at that resolution...
I have one, and I played at that very resolution for a while, BF3 on High settings, and got a consistent 37-44 frames with 2x MSAA.....

Now I have a 560ti so that I could max everything on 1680 x 1050....but don't get me wrong, the 5770 is awesome...

My advice...keep saving and eventually upgrade to a 7870 later on or equivalent.
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March 29, 2012 1:28:23 AM

ismaeljrp said:
I actually believe, your 5770 is more than enough at that resolution...
I have one, and I played at that very resolution for a while, BF3 on High settings, and got a consistent 37-44 frames with 2x MSAA.....

Now I have a 560ti so that I could max everything on 1680 x 1050....but don't get me wrong, the 5770 is awesome...

My advice...keep saving and eventually upgrade to a 7870 later on or equivalent.


Ahh yes, at 1440x900 the 5770 is very good, but a 6870 will not be entirely wasted.

However I will have to disagree with a 7870, that card can easily max out many games at 1920x1080.
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March 29, 2012 2:12:26 AM

Great deal I would hop on it.
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March 29, 2012 3:01:45 AM

I do plan to upgrade to 1920x1080 sometime in the next 3 months.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 3:12:17 AM

Since you plan on upgrading to 1080p, save some money for something like a 7870! 6870 is a great card but at 1080p you're looking at medium/high without AA BF3!
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March 30, 2012 3:45:31 PM

I'm seeing a 6870 on craigslist for 80 bucks, it's used but I'm thinking about buying it to upgrade my 8800gt 256 mb.
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March 30, 2012 7:01:12 PM

gary1 said:
I would take it if it was guaranteed new.

If it was new, it would not be $110.
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March 30, 2012 8:07:30 PM

diec4st said:
Since you plan on upgrading to 1080p, save some money for something like a 7870! 6870 is a great card but at 1080p you're looking at medium/high without AA BF3!



So... your telling him to save another $250 so that he can bu a Radeon HD 7870 for $360? You do know that is over 3x more than what he originally wants to spend.
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