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Hello, as you can see on my sig rig, my video card is quite outdated. I'm looking for a new video card, and my budget is $200. I'm hoping to max out Crysis Warhead in max resolution. Looking for a fairly quiet video card as well. Would the 6870 be able to max out Crysis Warhead?
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post #2 of 25
Yes the 6870 would be a capable card.
 
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post #3 of 25
Get a 470 /480 at that price.
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post #4 of 25
My 5770 with overclocked core and memory clocks by 50mHz runs Warhead at max. You can get them under $100 on eBay.
post #5 of 25
Go with a 6870/480.

Might have to find a used 480 though.
post #6 of 25
Wouldn't the 6870 produce less heat, and use less power?
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post #7 of 25
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So the 6870 would be the way to go? Any specific brand/model that's better than others? Any input will be appreciated. Thanks!
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post #8 of 25
I'd stretch to a 560 Ti. 6870 is nice though and would be nice for X-Fire later if you get a common card.
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post #9 of 25
If $200 is the limit, I vote 6870. As for what brand, I've had good times out of Sapphire and HIS, although I know of a friend who bought an HIS that was DOA. XFX is good as well.

From my experiences, I'd stay away from Powercolor and Visiontek. The rest..pretty sure they'll be fine.
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post #10 of 25
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How does this card (linked below) compare to a 560 Ti?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150520
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