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I would say pick the GTX 470. or the HD6950 if they are at the same price. Maybe HD4870x2 is better than both but the issues you might face with the crossfire might not worth the hassle. Not to mention this card is getting old and outdated so AMD won't release driver fixes for it soon if not at all. and it doesn't support DX11. Maybe HD4870x2 is better in the average fps but GTX 470 / HD6950 they will have much better minimums. Which will improve the experience of the gameplay.
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Originally Posted by KOBALT;15517212 
Get the 470. It's newer which means it's more power efficient and runs cooler. Not to mention the fact that it supports DX11.

I'm sure the real technical people will get in here and break it down even more why you should get a 470.

With all honesty... GTX 470 is far from efficient. it is loud and power hungry beast. So if this bothers you OP you should get the HD6950 if they are at the same price point. Since it runs quiter and much cooler not to mention the 2 GB VRAM which can cut it in later titles. Not to mention some games like BF3 and Crysis 2 can eat all the 1.3 GB on the 470.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 10/31/11 at 2:06am
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yea, 1.3 GB Vram used to look like it was enough... Not anymore for using 1080p with decent AA.
     
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Which card for $250 or less would be the best for BF3?
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post #14 of 21
GTX 560Ti 2Gb or HD 6950 2GB, but you are pushing it price wise on the HD 6950.
post #15 of 21
If you can get a good price GTX 470 all the way, I overclocked mine to 875MHZ core and can play BF3 on ultra 50-60fps
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GTX 560Ti 2Gb or HD 6950 2GB, but you are pushing it price wise on the HD 6950.
Which is better?
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post #17 of 21
GTX470 over the 4870x2.

They both run very hot. The 4870x2 doesn't OC well at all, the 470 does. And a single card is always a winner when compared to crossfired/Sli card with the same kind of performance.

Also the GTX 470 has direct x 11 and 1.280 gb of vram while the 4870x2 utilizes 1gb.
    
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Originally Posted by Xaero330 View Post
Would a 6950 2GB be best? I see that a lot of people are recommending the card and it's around $250.

this!!!!

i moved from 4870x2 to 6950 2Gb and don't regret it!
even if in pure performance the 6950 is not as fast as the 4870x2 its 2 generations newer and a more efficient card.

6950 2Gb hands down


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Originally Posted by Xaero330 View Post
Which card for $250 or less would be the best for BF3?
this article will answer your question

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,3063.html
Edited by XiZeL - 10/31/11 at 2:25am
    
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post #19 of 21
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Which is better?
Ehh. I would say 560Ti, but that could be objective. Its real close, you cannot lose either way. Im not a fanboy, everyone that knows me here knows i had an AMD/ATI setup just months ago. And may again very soon, who knows.
post #20 of 21
dont touch a 4870x2 its way too outdated...

there will be hardly any future driver support
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