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AMD and Nvidia have new cards coming out very shortly(Possible this month). Why not wait and see how they perform before you make your decision.


He has a HD6870, buying another will give him pretty much top end graphical power. There simply will be no need to worry about upgrading to the next generation of graphics cards at this point. The extra power simply is not currently needed. As long as you're getting minimum 60FPS at your resolution anything above that is simply a waste of electric.

 

Make that sort of upgrade when they come down in price. Anyone buying new graphics cards on release is just wasting their money. In my opinion of course.

 

Spend what? £120 for an extra card that will give you performance to rival the best graphics cards out now? Or wait and then spend double if not triple on an increase that is probably not worth the price/performance ratio in comparison to what you could have now?

 

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You are like my new friend XD I'm extremly tempted to go do the upgrade. Especially with how well you say it scales and it shows. I'm thinkin Get a triple crossfire able board so Later if I want I can add a 3rd 6870.( IF that is possible? Doesn't have a crossfire slot for a 3rd that i'm aware?) Get the 2500k. Up my Psu to a corsair Hx850 to handle the consumption. Hopefully sell my 760 and p7h55 to help the costs.

you'll need a Powercolor 6870x2 + any 6870 1gb for trifire you can pick up a Powercolor 6870 for 160 bucks on Newegg while the 6870x2 from powercolor is 399.99 at this time

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consider this.. the 6870 is like the 460GTX both are best performance/Price ratio video cards offering best results in the mainstream market smile.gif especially in the dual video card setups both 6870 CFX and 460 GTX offer better performance more then that of a single 580. im gonna throw this out there cause it's valid to the whole 6870 thing but a 6870x2 + 6870 Tri-fire actually can make a 580 SLI in some games but mostly isn't far behind it, that is how well the 6870's scales up smile.gif

There's one more advantage for a 3-way crossfire/SLI. It has almost 0 stuttering as Tomshardware found out.

yes very true, the microstutter went from 70-80% to nearly 2% i believe microstuttering. it's still there but it's EXTREMELY not noticable i also got benchmarks of the 6870x2 + 6850, yes a 6850 CAN be used with the 6870x2 for tri-fire wink.gif

6870x2+6850 Tri-fire benchmarks

on a side notice a 850 power supply will be needed tho a 750watt is absolutely minimum just can't overclock..
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He has a HD6870, buying another will give him pretty much top end graphical power. There simply will be no need to worry about upgrading to the next generation of graphics cards at this point. The extra power simply is not currently needed. As long as you're getting minimum 60FPS at your resolution anything above that is simply a waste of electric.

Make that sort of upgrade when they come down in price. Anyone buying new graphics cards on release is just wasting their money. In my opinion of course.

Spend what? £120 for an extra card that will give you performance to rival the best graphics cards out now? Or wait and then spend double if not triple on an increase that is probably not worth the price/performance ratio in comparison to what you could have now?

Prices on cards dont come down until the next generation. That is why I suggested to wait until this generation comes out. It may knock down the price of a new 6870, if that is what the OP decides.
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Prices on cards dont come down until the next generation. That is why I suggested to wait until this generation comes out. It may knock down the price of a new 6870, if that is what the OP decides.

I overlooked the fact that the prices may come sown O.O WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!! lol Valid point there. thumb.gif
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6870 x2 would get you the most performance, but you wouldn't be able to tri-fire them though
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6870 x2 would get you the most performance, but you wouldn't be able to tri-fire them though

yes you can ^-^ it's been proven... by Tom and the source i've posted up which he was using a 6850 in tri-fire with a 6870x2 not 6870 like what tom was ^-^.

Powercolor was the first company i believe to introduce 6870 true tri-fire with the PCS++ edition which had dual bridge connections later to develope more onto that to the X2 while keeping the option for Quad Fire or Tri-Fire open for use smile.gif only problem tho is that 6870 in quadfire didn't exactly do well compared to the Tri-Fire in Gaming..
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Would it be smarter to Upgrade to the 1155 socket and Xfire 6870's or would getting either this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186176 or this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131604 be worth it. The Asus mobo has only X4 speed on second pci and I have never heard about Foxcon. Suggesstions?
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6870 x2 would get you the most performance, but you wouldn't be able to tri-fire them though

Lol I understood what you were saying.
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Would it be smarter to Upgrade to the 1155 socket and Xfire 6870's or would getting either this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186176 or this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131604 be worth it. The Asus mobo has only X4 speed on second pci and I have never heard about Foxcon. Suggesstions?

a P8P67 Pro would be a better suited which has a 16x/8x and can be found exactly INBETWEEN those 2 price points smile.gif sometimes as low as $125 smile.gif and is Crossfire and also SLI enabled (i think on the SLI) ^-^

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a P8P67 Pro would be a better suited which has a 16x/8x and can be found exactly INBETWEEN those 2 price points smile.gif sometimes as low as $125 smile.gif and is Crossfire and also SLI enabled (i think on the SLI) ^-^

You are missing the part where the socket is 1156. I don't have a 1155 socket Cpu.
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