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Upgrade from my 6870

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Ive had my XFX 6870 going on about 2 years now. Its been a wonderful card and ive had 0 issues with it. I would like to upgrade, but im unsure what would be a wise purchase with a limited budget. I spent about 170$ on my current card, and would like to stay under 200$ this time as well.
Ive stuck with Ati cards for some time but im willing to go with Nvidia if suggested


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it's like you crossfired your 6870 without the issues you hear about dual gpus. whatever you end up with your budget make sure you get a minimum of 2GB card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127722

sell the games maybe.
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Thank you very much!
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get a Sapphire HD 7870 XT (Tahiti LE) . at stock speeds its on par with HD 7950(800 Mhz) and GTX 660 Ti. almost 60% faster than HD 6870 . with overclocking to 1.2 ghz this card matches HD 7970(925 Mhz) and will be close to 2x the performance of your HD 6870.

definitely spend the extra 20 - 25 bucks (after rebates) . you will be happy you did. sapphire has the best cooler of the Tahiti LE cards.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7670961
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/

Tahiti LE reviews

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1651/pg1/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-with-boost-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-introduction.html
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/28.html
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