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Could someone tell me which would be better?

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April 28, 2012 10:41:50 AM

I currently have, afaik, two ATI Radeon HD 4870's 1GB.



Would it be wise for me to sell each of the cards to upgrade to this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card)

A lot of games don't support crossfire and I'm pretty sure, even though I'd lose 1GB of memory, it'd be a fair upgrade. Please help me decide wisely!

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April 28, 2012 11:33:27 AM

Hmm, that's a possibility. I'm tight on money and trying to sell each of these cards for around $100 a piece so that I can afford the first card. I might would be able to gather up a little more money for the one you recommended. But, for the sake of my own knowledge in case I can't afford the one you mentioned, I'm still curious if it would be an upgrade. And I'm sure if the one I posted is an upgrade to the two I'm running, the 448 core definitely would be.
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April 28, 2012 2:53:38 PM

sarej said:
Hmm, that's a possibility. I'm tight on money and trying to sell each of these cards for around $100 a piece so that I can afford the first card. I might would be able to gather up a little more money for the one you recommended. But, for the sake of my own knowledge in case I can't afford the one you mentioned, I'm still curious if it would be an upgrade. And I'm sure if the one I posted is an upgrade to the two I'm running, the 448 core definitely would be.

If you already have 2 x 4870 in Crossfire, going to560 ti is a downgrade in terms of performance. The only disadvantage is it lacks DX11 & draws more power/generate more heat. If DX11 is not important to you & you are not bothered with your electric bills, then just keep your 2x4870.
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April 28, 2012 3:29:03 PM

Your 2 4870's are more powerful than a single 560ti. Would not be a smart move.
You would need to go way on up the list to something like a 580 or better to make this upgrade seem like any improvement.
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