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wife needs to replace gtx260 ? what should i get

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hello all, hope everyone is doing good. i finally got my wife into to playing BF3(epic co-op partner lol) and she is enjoying the hell out of it. BUT she is wanting more from the game and the BFG GTX260 core 216 55nm is not doing the job for her anymore. Dont get me wrong this card is really doing a great job with BF3 but she wants more eye candy and power. I want to get something that will hold her out(without killing my wallet) till the 7000 series rolls out. Especially with Christmas right around the corner and me already getting her a asus or acer tablet as the gift she doesn't know about.
i did some research and the only upgrade i saw from that particular model of 260 is a 6870 ? i know a 6950 would probably be a good choice but i don't want to drop that much as newer and better are coming. im stuck guys .. and i need to order whatever i get thursday so we can have it all setup and running for friday night. helps me helps me lol and any help is appreciated greatly

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560 ti is right in between, can run bf3 great but not too expensive.
    
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Another vote for a 560 ti.
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this is going to sound funny, but she said no to nvidia lmao . i know.. i know.. i did not ask her reasoning but it maybe due to the 400 series cards from nvidia that she had so many problems with.
what if we just xfire two 6870s?
Edited by kfxsti - 12/6/11 at 11:10am
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HD 5870 for: $139.99.
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the more i look at the 6870s the more i like... especially in xfire. lol
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No need to even crossfire them, its a beast card alone. Plays BF3 on high at 1080p


The 6870 is the best price/performance card on the market right now hands down.
Edited by Nilareon - 12/6/11 at 11:42am
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I think you'll do great with a single 6870, and you're right, the scaling is great as well for when/if you want crossfire in the future.

However, make sure to go for a 2GB card, as BF3 has been known to eat up more than 1GB of vram, even at 1080p.
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I think I will go ahead and get 1 6870 tomm. And if she needs another, I will just grab another after christmas. Thanks guys for all your help lol now I just have to have to figure which brand.
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