Originally Posted by Geistnebula
Originally Posted by Mattb2e
Its definitely a good card, and its got plenty of oomph for most games, but just be aware that your rig will more than likely bottleneck the card.
Do you think the bottlenecking it would do would be bad? As in making that card not be worth it, as opposed to a HD5770/HD6770
Bottlenecking would be bad due to the fact you wouldn't be able to utilize the full extent of the GPU you get. How far your CPU will bottleneck a HD6870, and how much performance you will lose I couldn't tell you. You will not bottleneck as much with an HD5770, however its also a slower card.
The only way to know for sure is to get a HD6870 and see how much CPU and GPU utilization is present within your system while gaming. An overclock could also decrease the amount of bottlenecking present from your CPU, if you haven't done so already.