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HD 6870 to HD 7850 worth it?

I bought an HD 6870 back in January for about $175. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161396
It's still the exact same price, even after all the new generation cards are out.
I was just browsing through Newegg thinking it would be great to have a GTX 660 or HD 7850 with 2GB VRAM because I play Crysis, Warhead, and Crysis 2 with mods that use 1000MB or more, even at 1440x900. (Crysis 2's best mod - MaldoHD 4.0 is going to release in October sometime, and it's said to be even more demanding than the 3.0 mod that I love so much.)
And I saw this card for $185: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405
My jaw dropped because that is an amazing cooler and 2GB VRAM + muscle to run all my games at 50+fps on Ultra (vs. the 40+fps I'm getting now.)
Plus, GCN can handle tessellation and other DX11 features much better than my current card, and with MaldoHD 4.0 and Crysis 3 coming up, I'll need that. (Also, newer games are sucking up more and more VRAM...)
I know there's only about a 25% performance boost moving to that card, but if I can sell my current card at about $160, that's a heck of a boost for only $25 out of my pocket...

Thoughts?

(P.S. - my specs are in my signature)
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  1. If you can sell your card, it's worth it. If not, then just wait for the next generation.
  2. My opinion? Keep the 6870. The difference between 40fps and 50fps is minor.
  3. I have the 7850, it's very nice but I recommend that you wait till the next generation. I've heard on numerous websites that the next 8850 will be as powerful as the gtx680 (just a rumor that I've heard) while still being around 200-300$ like the 7850 (I paid 300$ for it because I live in a hellhole of a country with 25% VAT)
  4. My thoughts too. I was really revved up about that $25 price drop, but I think another year won't be too painful. The leaked specs on the HD 8850 look amazing, especially the pricetag.

    I am pretty impressed with the GTX 660, too - despite that darn memory bus...
    Maybe the GTX 760 will look better.
    Maybe I'll also get a 1080p monitor for Xmas.
    And an i5.

    And a Boss 302...
  5. Best answer
    At your present resolution, keep your 6870. Save up for later.
  6. Nevermind, it was a temporary sale I guess...
  7. Best answer selected by jessterman21.
  8. jessterman21 said:
    I bought an HD 6870 back in January for about $175. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161396
    It's still the exact same price, even after all the new generation cards are out.
    I was just browsing through Newegg thinking it would be great to have a GTX 660 or HD 7850 with 2GB VRAM because I play Crysis, Warhead, and Crysis 2 with mods that use 1000MB or more, even at 1440x900. (Crysis 2's best mod - MaldoHD 4.0 is going to release in October sometime, and it's said to be even more demanding than the 3.0 mod that I love so much.)
    And I saw this card for $185: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405
    My jaw dropped because that is an amazing cooler and 2GB VRAM + muscle to run all my games at 50+fps on Ultra (vs. the 40+fps I'm getting now.)
    Plus, GCN can handle tessellation and other DX11 features much better than my current card, and with MaldoHD 4.0 and Crysis 3 coming up, I'll need that. (Also, newer games are sucking up more and more VRAM...)
    I know there's only about a 25% performance boost moving to that card, but if I can sell my current card at about $160, that's a heck of a boost for only $25 out of my pocket...

    Thoughts?

    (P.S. - my specs are in my signature)


    why not just get another 6870 and run them in Crossfire
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