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as above

what is the next suitable upgrade for a 5870?

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post #2 of 36
For a 5870?? Well, another 5870. Best upgrade from a 5870 would be a 6970.
Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 36
Waiting is.

If you really feel the itch to upgrade then go for a 6970 or a 580. Otherwise IMHO your better off waiting for the 7XXX series later this year.
    
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post #4 of 36
Thread Starter 
yeah..im thinking of crossfire but then it would double my wattage needed and so i have to upgrade my psu, mobo etc....

how is the 7 series in terms of performance?

5870 vs 6970

Edited by enrell - 6/17/11 at 4:44pm
 
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post #5 of 36
Your 620W PSU would handle 5870 CF
post #6 of 36
It's rumored that a single high-end 7xxx will outperform the the current high-end GPU's in Crossfire/SLI so you're best off waiting til the end of the year.
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post #7 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by enrell View Post
yeah..im thinking of crossfire but then it would double my wattage needed and so i have to upgrade my psu, mobo etc....

how is the 7 series in terms of performance?
They have yet to come out.
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post #8 of 36
HD6970 or GTX580.

or wait...
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post #9 of 36
Nothing ground breaking, video game wise, is going to be released between now and the release of the 7000 series that a single 5870 can't handle, so I would just wait.
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post #10 of 36
I have the itch to upgrade too from a 5870. If you can afford it then SLI 580s or CF 6970s? Thats my next move if i dont wait til next gen. I kinda need to upgrade before September so i doubt the next gen will be out by then for me .
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