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How does this card perform for overclocking? Can I overclock it past a GTX 480 at stock speeds?

I will be gaming at 1920x1080 at ultra details so should I expect to see 60FPS at all times with games and a min FPS at around 45 or so? I can also turn off AA completely if that helps boost the framerate because I don't care much about AA..

In terms of HD6870 cards it's still the fastest one on the market, right?


MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127560

Thanks!
Edited by revlimiter - 8/15/11 at 11:25am
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It is one of the best 6870's. i dont know about passing GTX 480 speeds but it is a very good card for that resolution you should be fine with almost all games.
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Nonono. It has 8+2 phases for good OC'ing but it ain't gone beat 480.
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Oh OK, yeah I checked http://www.hwcompare.com/8758/geforc...adeon-hd-6870/ for the comparison on stock speeds. For about a 17% increase with the GTX 480 I'm wondering if it's worth the extra $100.. although maybe I can make that a 35-45% increase over the HAWK with the MSI GTX 480 Lightning and some OC in Afterburner...

What do you think?
Edited by revlimiter - 8/15/11 at 12:43pm
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Dude you checked 5870 which is faster then 6870. Probably the same as clocked 6870. What is your budget and wouldn't you mind CF or SLI?
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
I will be gaming at 1920x1080 at ultra details so should I expect to see 60FPS at all times with games and a min FPS at around 45 or so?
Definitely not with games like the Crysis series, Metro 2033 and possibly BF3 with that cpu you're using.
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Originally Posted by johhu12 View Post
Dude you checked 5870 which is faster then 6870. Probably the same as clocked 6870. What is your budget and wouldn't you mind CF or SLI?
Oops - my mistake. Edited post with the correct link. Now it makes the GTX 480 17% faster rather than 25%
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