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I'm looking to upgrade from the 5770. I was looking at the 6870 but don't know if it is worth the upgrade or not. I'm looking to spend around $200, please suggest graphics cards, ATI or Nvidia. Although, I haven't looked at Nvidia GPUs in a long time.

Thanks for your time.
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6870 is going to show improvement from your current card.
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6870 will be about 80-90% faster.
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And is the price difference between the 6870 and the 6950 worth it?
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I had a 6870 after I binned off my 5770....was a very nice jump in performance
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