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I am getting fed up with the support for the 4870 so I am planning on upgrading. I usually get cards used since I don't care too much and I can get a gtx295 for a good penny ($160).

How is the micro stutter on these things? When do you notice it? I dunno if I should pick this up or just wait for a deal on the 5870. It is the co-op edition so it will run cooler.

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Doesn't microstuutering only happen when using multi GPUs? You'll be using one, so no microstuttering at all, I'm not sure on this though.
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Doesn't microstuutering only happen when using multi GPUs? You'll be using one, so no microstuttering at all, I'm not sure on this though.
A GTX295 is a dual GPU card...
    
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Doesn't microstuutering only happen when using multi GPUs? You'll be using one, so no microstuttering at all, I'm not sure on this though.
It is a lot more common on multi gpu setups, but it is possible on single gpu cards, just a lot rarer. But the 295 is a dual gpu card, i.e. it has two processors on one PCB. It honestly varies from card to card.

If you're buying it locally, i would just go to the person's house and watch games being played. See if it has anything noticeable to you.
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post #5 of 11
I owned a GTX295 in the past and personally I never noticed any microstuttering or problems of any kind with it. The particular one I had also overclocked nicely. Be warned though, the fans on that card are mighty loud.
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post #6 of 11
I think you are better off finding a used 5870 instead of a used GTX295, or wait for a sale of the 5870 as you've mentioned.
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post #7 of 11
If it is a single PCB version of GTX295, I would rather get a 5850 if I were you.
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post #8 of 11
If you want a future proof card, get the 5870. It supports DX11 while the GTX 295 only supports the last gen DX10.
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Looks like I'll pass on the 295. Thanks all.
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post #10 of 11
You'll only see microstuttering mostly when you're on a quad-sli setup. I don't see any on mine. Hope this helps... though you're already passing it up
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