Hi guys I am building a budget gaming and i want to know how good will the msi hd 6870 hawk or asus 6870 direct cu perform. I went with 6000 series because the prices on the 7000 series is ridicules here in South Africa. I might crossfire it in a month for a extra boost. Here are then rest of my specs.
intel i5 3470
msi R6870 1gb GDDR 5 hawk twin frozr 3 or asus 6870 direct cu or sapphire hd 7770 ghz edition
8gb corsair vengeance 1600 mhz
1 Tb WD HDD
600 watt gigabyte power rock
Raidmax super viper case
any help and personal experiences will be much appreciated.
I would suggest that you don't plan to crossfire in another month. Just wait and buy a better card. CrossfireX has often has driver problems when new games come out.
However, the 6870 is not a bad card. It's what I've currently got and I use it to play Skyrim, call of duty, some older Bethesda titles, and games running the Source engine. . I play all of these on high settings (not that it means much in some games).