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Just used my $15 microcenter coupon on a gigabyte windforce 3x 6870, switching from a GTX 465 448 core, and i've had nothing but gripes so far..

In minecraft, framerates are rather unsatisfactory. I have cleaned my nvidia drivers previous to installing my new AMD card. Where i'd get 140 FPS on a GTS 450, i am getting 40-50 FPS on my 6870. FPS in battlefield 3 is just fine however..Playing on ultra matches pretty close with my 465.

Also, at the lock screen, when logging back in, there's some kind of very noticeable flicker when the screen will fade to black, and back to the desktop. Not sure why. I have tried to change the frequency on both of my monitors but the flicker is still there.

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Not gonna lie. I have a xfx 6870 and i cant fold on it and I cant seem to unlock its full potential. It is an upgrade but in the end I wish I wouldve went with a newer nvidia. You might be etter off switching abck temporarily or you can just say it is what it is
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