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is 6870 that great? I've seen a lot of people recommend it

Out of those choices you gave, 6870 is the winner by far. Also, a Hell of a setup in Crossfire smile.gif

Also, 2x 6850s perform better than 2x GTX 460s, so 2x 6870s will be even better smile.gif
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OK smile.gif 6870 it is then.
And I don't mind the lack of PhysX, I think it can be used on AMD cards too (not officially though)
Also comes with DiRT 3, sweet!
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OK smile.gif 6870 it is then.
And I don't mind the lack of PhysX, I think it can be used on AMD cards too (not officially though)
Also comes with DiRT 3, sweet!

Well, parts of PhysX can be done by the CPU, I believe... But then again, PhysX is only used in a few games, and I wouldn't factor it when deciding to buy a GPU. Havok is a much more widely used physics engine. I don't care much for PhysX, but it's my personal opinion, and I even have 2x nVidia cards. Only owned one ATi/AMD GPU, and that was the Radeon 9200...
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The difference shouldn't be decisive for someone when buying a new GPU.It just seems like a nice graphics "add on" to me. You can "live" without it biggrin.gif
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word to the wise, you can technically use the 6870 as your main card, and throw some random old school nVidia card in for PhysX. You will just have to go into the PhysX settings and specify it in nVidia control panel, and in your Advanced 3D settings change it globally to use the 6870. You could get away with using something as low as a 8600GTX as a PhysX Core, as the newer nVidia drivers recognise them as having some PhysX capabilities.

    
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I'd save up for the 560 TI, yet it is a bit more expensive but it is worth it.
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I'd save up for the 560 TI, yet it is a bit more expensive but it is worth it.

I can't, really. I'm gonna use the warranty, to "exchange" cards, and pay a difference of 21€ more.
There's a possibility that they'll return my money in cash, but I don't know for sure. If that happens, I'll keep my money and do a search to all shops available to me for the best GPU solution.
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word to the wise, you can technically use the 6870 as your main card, and throw some random old school nVidia card in for PhysX. You will just have to go into the PhysX settings and specify it in nVidia control panel, and in your Advanced 3D settings change it globally to use the 6870. You could get away with using something as low as a 8600GTX as a PhysX Core, as the newer nVidia drivers recognise them as having some PhysX capabilities.

I've read that PhysX is no more supported when an AMD GPU is present in the system (officially). But as I've mentioned above, there are "tricks" to do, so that your AMD GPU supports PhysX without the need of a 2nd nVidia card.
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I can't, really. I'm gonna use the warranty, to "exchange" cards, and pay a difference of 21€ more.
There's a possibility that they'll return my money in cash, but I don't know for sure. If that happens, I'll keep my money and do a search to all shops available to me for the best GPU solution.
I've read that PhysX is no more supported when an AMD GPU is present in the system (officially). But as I've mentioned above, there are "tricks" to do, so that your AMD GPU supports PhysX without the need of a 2nd nVidia card.

Get the 6870. You won't regret it. If you REALLY need PhysX then get a cheap nVidia card used (8800GT is sufficient), and just look around as to how you can install it. I believe it's just installing nVidia drivers and that's it, but don't qoute me on it.
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We'll see tomorrow. Hopefully I won't have a problem using my warranty to exchange the cards. Then everything else is plain details
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6870!
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