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Should I upgrade my 2 ati radeon 4870x2?

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October 15, 2012 3:12:53 PM

Hello,
I am upgrading my computer and am just wondering if its still worth having 2 4870x2 in crossfire anymore?
My soon to be rig is,

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz
ASUS SABERTOOTH Intel Z77 Chipset
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR3 1866MHz 2x8GB
Corsair Neutron GTX Series 240GB SATA III SSD
Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache
1000 Watt Corsair Power Supply
Silverstone Raven RV02 Case
October 15, 2012 3:31:05 PM

it all depends. if you are unhappy with your favorite game/ the gpus can't give you smooth enough framerate then yea upgrade. if not then i see no reason to upgrade and theres 8k series coming out soon ;) 
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October 15, 2012 4:00:27 PM

alvine said:
it all depends. if you are unhappy with your favorite game/ the gpus can't give you smooth enough framerate then yea upgrade. if not then i see no reason to upgrade and theres 8k series coming out soon ;) 

That 8k series ill have to sell a kidney to be able to afford one. I remember being able to play crisis barely on ultra but I think the poor performance was from my old cpu, lack of ram, and glitchy mb I had. I havent been home for about 9 months now.
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October 15, 2012 4:41:01 PM

Wait and see then. I expect they would do alright. If not you can look for something else. If think they'd hold till the 8XXXs are out.
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October 15, 2012 4:47:30 PM

Can you afford to buy a new gpu now? Buy the best you can afford. A single, high end, new generation card out now will outperform your SLI and will use DX11, too.
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October 15, 2012 5:02:15 PM

egilbe said:
Can you afford to buy a new gpu now? Buy the best you can afford. A single, high end, new generation card out now will outperform your SLI and will use DX11, too.


LOL All depends if my wife will let me. Hard to believe how fast hardware gets outdated! I bought those cards as soon as they came out payed over a 1000 for em.
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October 15, 2012 5:20:34 PM

yeah, you ain't getting new video cards :whistle: 
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