Originally Posted by AchillesSmile
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.