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HIS IceQ Radeon 6870 1GB or EVGA Gtx 550 Ti 2GB

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July 21, 2012 8:18:26 PM

What Will give me the best performance?

I don't plan on over clocking until when it starts to get less useful without it.

I run two moniters but I usually only use the secondary for text, or a video while I'm playing. (the second moniter is a old LG (1280 x 1024) and my primary is a new Asus (1920 vs 1080)

Res/Specs Preference?
I wish to run game on maximum (or close to) resolution and details. (Such as Metro 2033, LA Noire, Starcraft 2, ect, ect).

Current Computer Specs?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Intel Core i5 2500k
8.00GB Ram
ASUSTeK P8Z68-M PRO (Mobo)
VE228 (1920x1080@60Hz)
L1717S (1280x1024@60Hz)
977GB Seagate HD103SJ

So what card will give me the best performance? Or is there no difference really between them?
Thank you all in advance! :D 


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a c 104 U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 8:52:47 PM

if you can afford it go with the 6870 its a much faster card and runs great at stock settings (can oc the core to 1ghz with a little voltage tweak easy)

plus if you get a third monitor down the road you can run all three off of the 6870 and you couldnt do that with the 550ti
a c 185 U Graphics card
July 22, 2012 3:21:50 AM

6870 is a straight choice. It is faster and oc well.
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July 22, 2012 6:21:14 AM

6870 will be faster, and I know someone that would sell you one, that works perfect' for a killer price. Ahem...
a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2012 6:26:06 AM

I would choose the 6870, it whomps the GTX 550 Ti. The 6870 directly competes with the GTX 560.