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I'd like to buy a card today, preferably an ATI card as my motherboard is CF (and don't feel like hacking anything for SLI) and I'd like to try CF in a month or two. What would be a good upgrade from my 512MB 4870? I don't want to spend more than $200.
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post #2 of 11
honestly anything on the market would be from a HD 6790 on up.
are you using this with your Q6600 rig?
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honestly anything on the market would be from a HD 6790 on up.
are you using this with your Q6600 rig?
Yes.
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honestly anything on the market would be from a HD 6790 on up.
are you using this with your Q6600 rig?
I think you should be able to pick up 6950 1 GB version at very close to that price. I am not sure how 6870 stack up to the card you have. I would think it will be an upgrade. I think you can have 6870 for less than $200. If I were you though, I would pick up a 6950 - they are best bang for the buck.
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If you don't mind used... Go on craigslist or ebay, that's how I got my 480 gtx for $200. But.. If you're wanting new.. Check newegg.com. They usually have great open box prices. The 5850 or the 6950 are solid from ATI.
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I'd say get an HD 6850 or 6870. An HD 6790 should be about on-par with your card performance wise.
There's no need at all to get a 6900-series card
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Yes.
You might need to OC it a little more.. Especially when you have CF. (Suggestion, screw crossfire and get a 6970) You'll need to OC ur cpu to about 3.5 with a 6970. I doubt your cpu would be able to handle 2 solid cards in CF.
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You might need to OC it a little more.. Especially when you have CF. (Suggestion, screw crossfire and get a 6970) You'll need to OC ur cpu to about 3.5 with a 6970. I doubt your cpu would be able to handle 2 solid cards in CF.
I think for most part at 3.2 he will be ok. That CPU is pretty good even at that speed. I would try at least 3.4 though.

His current budget is $200. A 6970 will be quite out of his range.

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I'd say get an HD 6850 or 6870. An HD 6790 should be about on-par with your card performance wise.
There's no need at all to get a 6900-series card
Well, you do not NEED it, but you gotta HAVE it ! And it makes your epeen bigger and girls fall all over you !
Edited by Awaz - 5/23/11 at 3:01pm
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post #9 of 11
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I think for most part at 3.2 he will be ok. That CPU is pretty good even at that speed. I would try at least 3.4 though.

His current budget is $200. A 6970 will be quite out of his range.



Well, you do not NEED it, but you gotta HAVE it ! And it makes your epeen bigger and girls fall all over you !
Well if a single 6970 would be better with my current setup I'd just wait a few more weeks and get one. I'd prefer a single card setup anyway.
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post #10 of 11
Get 6950 1gb. Last time it was on sale from amazon for $179.99 shipped.
I am sure more deals will come up.

EDIT: Actually, it was pre-order. I ordered one and it should be ship early June.
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