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whats the point of upgrading a card, if you're able to play bf3 without any problem. save some money thumb.gif
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For a real upgrade get a 6970 or 7950 when it comes out.
6870, like everyone else said, would be just a side step.
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Exactly as everyone said, you'd be better off going with something more substantial.

I've had a 5850 and a 6870 and if both are highly clocked (have both around ~1000/1200), the 5850 is still a little better.
Only benefit you'd really get from the 6870 would be lower power-draw.

The 78xxs should be coming out end of the month IIRC, that might be a good option - they're basically die-shrinks of the 69xxs but with lower TDP and power-draw.
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