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i'd say 6950 has more power than that. 4870x2 is almost identical to 5870 in benchmarks. not much between 5870 and 6870. 6950 is better than both those 2. not to mention an unlocked 6950 taking it up to 6970 level!

A 6950 is marginally better than a 4870x2 and a 5870, however it pulls ahead with its great amount of VRAM, and once unlocked, leaves it in the dust.
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post #22 of 25
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A 6950 is marginally better than a 4870x2 and a 5870, however it pulls ahead with its great amount of VRAM, and once unlocked, leaves it in the dust.

Which is why i was going to suggest a 6950 2GB and grab a second one in March when they're cheaper wink.gif

Overclocking it pulls it ahead even more, that or i'd just get the 7850. Don't get a 6870 now..
I'm suggesting the 7850 as from what we've seen in the past the **50 cards are better value and generally have very similar performance and even sometimes overclock more. (6850 and 6870)
 
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post #23 of 25
5870s can be had for ~130-150 used... best bang for the buck around right now as a replacement to your X2, and it'll perform better in games that don't scale with your 4870X2, but equally in games that do scale with it.

Not to mention it's a bitcoin mining beast... My 5870 at merely 925mhz gets around 420 MH/s, while my 6970s at 950 only get around 407 MH/s.
It's a great card for mining because of it's shader count.

Good luck!
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post #24 of 25
I just came across this thread because I have a 4870 X 2 also and the fan just died. The problem is this is STILL one of the most powerful cards ever made (albeit Direct X 10). Any replacement of this card is going to cost more than $300 and if you are going to try to get a significantly FASTER card it's going to cost $400 or more. Here are two references I like to use to back this statement up : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
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http://www.graphicscardbenchmarks.com/

I've got to go for the new fan. Any help or suggestions here. Not trying to steal the thread ... just in the same boat and have some opinions about what is being said here.


On the negative side... I too have the problem of only having one slot, but I have another problem also. This is my first ATI card and I HATE the Catalyst software. It's constantly crashing and I often can't even access it (Catalyst control panel). I have been unable to play STALKER COP and I suspect the card etc... If I buy a new card I'm going nVidia because I don't even TRUST ATI as a company. It just seems like nVidia is way more solid and on top of their game. Welcome comments regarding this as a personal reply. This is not about a flame war... I REALLY want to like ATI, the cards are a much better deal for the money. Open to suggestions.

Thanks fellow builders and modders -Ian
post #25 of 25
go for 6870's! they're awesome!
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