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By playable I mean always above 30 FPS constantly. 6950 is too expensive for me but people tell me that it can run all games with playable framerates @ highest settings (including AA) @ 1080p. Could a 6870 do the same?

My current 5770 cannot play Crysis at maxed settings on 1080p. It is totally playable with AA off and everything on Very High, but not playable with AA on x8.

So could a 6870 handle it?
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What if you got a 1GB version of the 6950? Like this one?
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Originally Posted by razr m3;13578599 
What if you got a 1GB version of the 6950? Like this one?

I don't trust Gigabyte. I have one of their MB's and it is horrible.

And the rest are too expensive... =/

But a 6950 could definitely do it right?
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13578645 
I don't trust Gigabyte. I have one of their MB's and it is horrible.

And the rest are too expensive... =/

But a 6950 could definitely do it right?

For 1080p? Yeah, it should be good. Gigabyte has some pretty good cards though... and it's a strong card for the price.

Also, a GTX 560 Ti (or maybe the new GTX 560) should be able to handle it to.
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Yeah most games are around/over 60FPS at 1920x1080 4xAA 16xAF for me.
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Originally Posted by razr m3;13578666 
For 1080p? Yeah, it should be good. Gigabyte has some pretty good cards though... and it's a strong card for the price.

Also, a GTX 560 Ti (or maybe the new GTX 560) should be able to handle it to.

I think I will stick with AMD for now, unless there are some seriously nice prices on 560 Ti's. Recommendations are always allowed though! biggrin.gif
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The 6870 is a pretty great running card. Just get that. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13578703 
I think I will stick with AMD for now, unless there are some seriously nice prices on 560 Ti's. Recommendations are always allowed though! biggrin.gif

EVGA has one for $209 after a MIR, that's about the cheapest you'll find though. I'd definitely go with the 6870 or 6950 1GB though, they'll be nice for 1080p.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13578571 
By playable I mean always above 30 FPS constantly. 6950 is too expensive for me but people tell me that it can run all games with playable framerates @ highest settings (including AA) @ 1080p. Could a 6870 do the same?

My current 5770 cannot play Crysis at maxed settings on 1080p. It is totally playable with AA off and everything on Very High, but not playable with AA on x8.

So could a 6870 handle it?

I am sorry. Basically, HD 6870 can run all games at 1080p but not all games can run with the highest settings and 4x-8x AA.
Most games can run at highest settings at 1080p without AA and many still fine if add extra 4x to 8x AA. Some titles might run very poor to be called playable at highest settings.

Overclocking it won't change much because HD 6870 already clocked at very high speed. Not much room left for improvement.

However, HD 6870 is still a good choice if you want to handle many games (but not all) at highest settings at 1080p.
    
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The games that can't be "maxed" will still look better then most games at lower settings. Games that can't be maxed by this range of card, have features meant for enthusiast type cards. It's like a bonus for people that want to spend a few hundred more.
     
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