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hi eveyrone,

i was just wondering, since ill be getting a second 6870 tomorrow, how futureproof would it be? i know that it should be better then a gtx 580 in some aspects, but with the new cards coming out, should i just wait? to me it seems that theres a stagnation of games that are really utilizing the graphics of the pc to their fullest so i think that this setup will last me at least a year i think( FYI im mainly getting another 6870 for BF3)
    
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Yup. You are correct in your analysis.
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I don't believe in "future proof" per se... but that's another story.

But yes, with a 6870 CF you will be able to play all games at more than decent settings for quite a few years.

"A year" you said? More than that dude... Unless you're a hardcore fanatic.

Don't worry about that.
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I don't believe in "future proof" per se... but that's another story.

But yes, with a 6870 CF you will be able to play all games at more than decent settings for quite a few years.

"A year" you said? More than that dude... Unless you're a hardcore fanatic.

Don't worry about that.



Just wondering what's your score with 3dmark vantage on a single 580?
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Just wondering what's your score with 3dmark vantage on a single 580?
I never benched.
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Yea, you can play games for a long time to come. Future proof to me only means that when the next generation comes out you can get something for your video cards. I would honestly say that most people aren't going to want 68XX cards after the 78XX and 79XX cards come out. Thats why grabbed two 5850s because the perform better than a 6970 card, but didn't cost as much.
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That really depends on you.

Do you want to buy more monitors and run eyefinity?

Do you HAVE to play games at max details and AA?

Are you going to upgrade anytime soon followed by the second card?

These are questions only you can answer.

As for "future-proof" nothing is and it's all a matter of opinion.

I think you'll be fine but it depends on your standards for gaming.

For example I have to play my games at max detail and AA. Which is why I may pickup another 480 in the near future if the price is right again.
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Yea, you can play games for a long time to come. Future proof to me only means that when the next generation comes out you can get something for your video cards. I would honestly say that most people aren't going to want 68XX cards after the 78XX and 79XX cards come out. Thats why grabbed two 5850s because the perform better than a 6970 card, but didn't cost as much.
Yup I have a similar strategy when choosing new gpus,

I've always found that sli or Xfire with mid-high end cards (especially previous generation) give amazing price performance, if I could only get a hold of a few waterblocked GTX480's...

My sli 285's are still blazing away and you can pick up a pair for 100-150euro, buying a pair of 5870's would be very decent...

But it looks like the 68xx series are very strong contenders and with 2 you shouldn't have to upgrade for at least another 2 generations. Hence the 285's
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cool, glad that i dont have to worry about my pc for a while =]

thanks for the opinions guys.

i kinda made the decision for a 6800 series card on a whim when i made my computer without researching that much, but my friends told me it was a good card ^^.

i only have 1 monitor right now(hanns g Hz201), but if i can get my hands on another one for cheap, i definitely will get another.

as for graphics, i had upgraded from a ps3 during the summer. i was told that the pc experience is much better then anything you can get on consoles, so i thought why not. so i think that if you can't get the best settings for a game, then your not getting the true pc experience. maybe im just naive about it so far since i just became a pc gamer as well as a ps3 gamer.
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Nothing is future proof. Sorry.
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