I currently have a pair of Diamond MM Radeon 4870 video cards in my home built system. I'm looking at the Best PCIe Card article and seeing the specs for the new gaming cards. Since the 4870 drivers/cards are garbage, I'd like to replace them with better GeForce cards but don't need the super high power (ie $500) cards, just somewhat better replacements for the 4870's.
I'm not doing very heavy gaming but am driving four 22" LCD monitors and would like to go into combined graphics card mode (Crossfire/SLLY(?)) mode from time to time. My gaming is mostly things like Diablo III and StarCraft II type stuff.
I'm trying to compare the 4870 specs with the cards in the review but can't find an equivalent spec table (or even the listed specs). I imagine I can get away with under $200 cards but wanted to compare so I make the right choice.
Note that the HD 7970 is more powerfull than a GTX 680 at resolutions higher than 1920x1200.
After being burned by the cards I currently have, I'm not interested in ATI any more. Blue screens on boot for the ATI page driver and if I put it into Crossfire mode, the system won't even go into safe mode. I have to pull the straps to bring it back up.
Actually I was looking for a similar set of specs as are displayed in the current best of list. That way I can see what card(s) are similar to what I currently have. And that way I can replace the current crappy ATI cards with cards that actually work.
Thanks for the gpu site. Maybe that'll provide the info so I can do a comparison.
hmmm, you may be bottle necking in your CPU. Your best upgrade may be mobo and cpu.
I'd need to figure out what you mean by that. The issue is I have crappy cards and I want to replace them. The system is a few years old so likely wouldn't properly support the current high priced video cards. But the system is sufficient for my needs. I'd like to find a set of specs for the 4870 that provide the same information that the current card article provides. That way I can see what cards are similar to the 4870's and can replace them.
So in spite of the crippled nature of the GeForce 560 (not Ti), if it is even a little better than what I have, it's a suitable replacement. Same with the 460. If it is just a little better, I can spend the $150 or so and replace the crappy ATI cards and still support what I currently do. Hopefully with fewer problems (or none).