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I am looking for a good (or better) single card upgrade for two 4870s in crossfire?
What am I looking for in price and what could I sell the two 4870s for?
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Depending on your budget, I say go for a Radeon HD 7850 smile.gif Or if you're willing to spend a little more, a 7870.

EDIT: Didn't read that second part, sorry. You could probably get a little over $50 each for them smile.gif
     
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Thanks, what about on the Nvidia side?
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Wait for the 660Ti. You would sell the 4870's for $40 each. Not worth that much anymore unfortunately.
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What is your budget? I would do a auction for a 4870, they will go for 40 to 60 each. I think a 7870 would be a good choice, or for a AWESOME card, a 7950 for $330. On the nvidia side, most of AMD's things will beat a nvidia for the price/
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7870/7950. If your going nvidia a 670 but for the price you could get a 7970.
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5850/5870/6950/6970/7950/7970
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HD 7950 OC. Best price perf card. clock for clock is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. here is a HD 7950 (900 Mhz) compared at stock and overclocked to 1195 Mhz with a HD 7970 (925 Mhz)

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/01/xfx_radeon_hd_7950_black_edition_video_card_review/8

HD 7950 OC cards can overclock to 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz with voltage tweaking. That should give you HD 7970 Ghz edition perf or slightly better. will easily be a huge uprade to HD 4870 CF. You could grab the MSI HD 7950 OC for USD 310 after rebate. comes with a high quality HD 7970 PCB. newegg user reviews and the hardforum post with pics confirm the same.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1704168
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

HD 7950 OC. Best price perf card. clock for clock is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. here is a HD 7950 (900 Mhz) compared at stock and overclocked to 1195 Mhz with a HD 7970 (925 Mhz)
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/01/xfx_radeon_hd_7950_black_edition_video_card_review/8
HD 7950 OC cards can overclock to 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz with voltage tweaking. That should give you HD 7970 Ghz edition perf or slightly better. will easily be a huge uprade to HD 4870 CF. You could grab the MSI HD 7950 OC for USD 310 after rebate. comes with a high quality HD 7970 PCB. newegg user reviews and the hardforum post with pics confirm the same.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1704168

Why do I keep seeing your name pop up in all these threads? Do you work for AMD? I mean I own the card in which you recommend in all of these threads. But it's actually kind of freaky to keep seeing you post this info over and over.

But I am not really happy with my MSI Twin Frozr HD7950OC. It's just not what I wanted performance wise. Probably should have saved for a 7970 or a 670.

Just had to ask you about what your goal is here? I'm pretty new to this site but I always see you spouting this AMD stuff over and over. I mean it seems like you just wait for a noob and then pounce on them with AMD AMD AMD!
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Originally Posted by AchillesSmile View Post

Why do I keep seeing your name pop up in all these threads? Do you work for AMD? I mean I own the card in which you recommend in all of these threads. But it's actually kind of freaky to keep seeing you post this info over and over.

Just had to ask you about what your goal is here? I'm pretty new to this site but I always see you spouting this AMD stuff over and over. I mean it seems like you just wait for a noob and then pounce on them with AMD AMD AMD!

Holy **** he's right. I opened like three threads and saw this guy posting in all of them.

Dual 4870s are actually pretty good, and have aged well. Even a 7850 would not be much of an upgrade, so if you intend to pull the trigger on this you should at least step your game up to a 7870 or 660 (Wait to see how that stacks up), or better yet go for a 7950 or 670. I like my 7850 a lot, but the main draw was the power consumption, it was not a huge upgrade from even my single 4870, so take that under advisement if you intend to spend less than $300.

A new 4870 can be had for about $50-60, so a well used one will not fetch much, maybe $35-$5 apiece. Sorry.
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