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Poll Results: What would you do for a 1920x1080 HD?

 
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    Another 6870 for Xfire
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    Zotac GTX 570 for $304 after rebate
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    Zotac GTX 480 for $330
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    Sapphire 6950 Toxic for $330
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post #21 of 26
I've seen the 6870's for as low as $140 AR, and a 480 should be had for less than $250. Either way, it's not worth the upgrade for the 2-3 games that you would be able to make look %15 better.
    
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post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
I've seen the 6870's for as low as $140 AR, and a 480 should be had for less than $250. Either way, it's not worth the upgrade for the 2-3 games that you would be able to make look %15 better.
You make it sound like there will be no more games that will benefit from having a more powerful GPU like the 480 or 570.

15% better = smoother gameplay w/higher settings = better minimum framerate = better consistent performance...Do you disagree with this?
post #23 of 26
I agree that that 15% isn't worth 100% more in cost. Basic math.


Just wait 6 months and you're likely to get 50% or more for 100% more in cost. While not ideal, it's certainly a whole lot better.


ALSO, very few hard to run games are going to come out (unless they are miserably coded) until the next generations of consoles drop.

Patience my friend, patience. Save that money up and buy yourself a monster of a next gen card
Edited by ESP - 10/16/11 at 8:33am
    
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post #24 of 26
If playing at 1080P CrossfireX 6870's aren't a bad idea, they scale better and outperform CrossfireX 5870's and thats saying something, with superior tessellation performance.
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post #25 of 26
Since you already have 6870 might as well get another one to crossfire for double the FPS.
 
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post #26 of 26
I would also agree that two midrange cards =/= a high end one, but in this case the 6870 is a decently fast card in its own right, I would grab a second. Maybe a newegg open box as they come up ALL the time (6850/6870) for good prices. Save the money for the next gen since that setup will last you for a while yet.
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