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My sapphire hd 6870 just started to fail me in modern games i just needed an advice about the best upgrade for it.
i am a little bit budget limited and most of my gaming time is on 1680x1050 resolution.
so any ideas???
    
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Well you would go with the 7850, that would be the least upgrade, however you say it's failing you? How do you mean? artifacts or is it just struggling?

If it's just struggling, go get a second one biggrin.gif

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cpu and budget?

for around $100, the hd7770 will outperform the 6870 a bit . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011

i saw a benchmark here . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/884072/post-your-3dmark11-scores/3100#post_18715884
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For around 150$, EVGA's 650 Ti SSC, I got 5700 score in 3dmark P!! (my 580 got 6300 when it was new).
For around 230$, Sapphire's 7870 is a good choice.
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My sapphire hd 6870 just started to fail me in modern games i just needed an advice about the best upgrade for it. i am a little bit budget limited and most of my gaming time is on 1680x1050 resolution.
so any ideas???

by fail if you mean performance is not enough in latest games then sell the HD 6870 for 100 bucks. spend another 200 bucks and get a HD 7950 boost. this will easily double your performance in the latest and most demanding games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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I'd settle for either an HD7770 or an HD7850 since they will both max any game on that resolution.
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I'd settle for either an HD7770 or an HD7850 since they will both max any game on that resolution.

The 7770 is a peice of crap

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=536

It's slower than his existing card. Dude, seriously just go get a second 6850. That'll be the best bang for buck option, hell you can get a decent second hand one for like $100
post #9 of 21
7950 is pretty huge overkill for 1680x1050
Unless you're planning on upgrading your display / res, I'd stick with the 7850 as comps suggested.

7870 is also an option, sometimes they're nearly the same price - so if you can find one cheap enough go for it.
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post #10 of 21
Overkill, yes, Huge overkill, no. Some games will utilise that sort of processing power at that resolution.

It'll be a bit more
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