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What current-gen GPUs would perform approximately on-par with my current setup (Crossfire HD4870 1GBs) at 1080p? So I know where to look at as my minimum.
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 8/12/11 at 11:46pm
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One 48701GB ~ 6770 1Gb.
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Well now you have 2 4870's in 1 card but with 2Gb of faster VRAM and a higher max FPS
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Buy a used 5870 or get two 6870s.
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HD5770's and HD6770's are roughly equivilant to your HD4870's.

To make it a noticeable increase in performance, I'd say shoot for HD6870's or better in crossfire, or a single HD6950 2GB or better (I'd ignore the 5 series completely at this point due to crossfire scaling and poor tesselation).

Single card performance vs. your dual card setup you have now, the HD5870 / HD6870 will likely be relatively close (single card) to your crossfire setup.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 8/13/11 at 2:42am
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post #6 of 14
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HD5770's and HD6770's are roughly equivilant to your HD4870's.

To make it a noticeable increase in performance, I'd say shoot for HD6870's or better in crossfire, or a single HD6950 2GB or better (I'd ignore the 5 series completely at this point due to crossfire scaling and poor tesselation).

Single card performance vs. your dual card setup you have now, there's nothing AMD has to offer other than a HD6990 (which is a LOT more powerful). Your crossfired 4870's are still pretty good, and will still beat a HD6970 single card (without DX11 obviously).

5870 is pretty even with dual 4870
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5870 is pretty even with dual 4870
Oh wait a minute. I was thinking that 4870's were about equal to 5870's.

My bad, editing that post now with proper information.
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The 6870 X2 packs a decent punch, and for a fairly reasonable price.

but I agree to above posts 6770/5770 (literally same card) are basically the same.

5870 is still an extremely powerful card, though 69XX's are still not as mature on the drivers.

But 5870 is only on average 5% behind 6950's and about 10-15% behind 6970's.

if you can find the very rare New ones still in store I've seen as low for 160$, or used 5870's are great but yes poor tessellation performance.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
HD5770's and HD6770's are roughly equivilant to your HD4870's.

To make it a noticeable increase in performance, I'd say shoot for HD6870's or better in crossfire, or a single HD6950 2GB or better (I'd ignore the 5 series completely at this point due to crossfire scaling and poor tesselation).

Single card performance vs. your dual card setup you have now, the HD5870 / HD6870 will likely be relatively close (single card) to your crossfire setup.
There's absolutely nothing wrong the the 5000 series crossfire scaling, you need to update your knowledge on this as it has massively improved from over a year ago or more. Not sure about the tessellation never had any problems with performance because of it AvP or Crysis 2. Considering how cheap second hand 5000 series cards are I think they are definitely worth looking at in a crossfire set up.
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post #10 of 14
One card go 6950, 2 cards equivalent go 6770's.
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