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I'm not sure about it being exactly x4 faster, but this site should help you out:

HD6670 (1GB) vs HD5870

You can compare GPU's there to get a baseline. Also, don't forget to factor in your power supply as well. Make sure your PSU can handle the extra power of whatever GPU you end up with.

You can calculate how much power you need HERE
Edited by *ka24e* - 6/21/13 at 2:38am
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Ok, certainly the 5870 is superior, I didn't know that. For the power supply, as far as I can fill in, it is like 360 W with a 5870, now I think I have like 500 watt already. So, a 5870 would be a good cheap deal to be upgraded quite a bit for the coming 2 years?
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post #23 of 53
That sits not 100% accurate but its in the ballpark. I ran 5870 (on e8500) and 6950 (AMD 555BE). Both were dual cores and still gave good performance.

Shop around for either of those two. Should be able to get something used and fairly cheap. Will be nice improvement from a 3870 without being over the top.
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Ok, certainly the 5870 is superior, I didn't know that. For the power supply, as far as I can fill in, it is like 360 W with a 5870, now I think I have like 500 watt already. So, a 5870 would be a good cheap deal to be upgraded quite a bit for the coming 2 years?

 

What kind of PSU do you have currently & how old. I think thats the most important question because that can make or break this upgrade.

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That sits not 100% accurate but its in the ballpark. I ran 5870 (on e8500) and 6950 (AMD 555BE). Both were dual cores and still gave good performance.

Shop around for either of those two. Should be able to get something used and fairly cheap. Will be nice improvement from a 3870 without being over the top.

Thanks for the help, great news!
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What kind of PSU do you have currently & how old. I think thats the most important question because that can make or break this upgrade.

What sir, excactly, is a PSU?
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What sir, excactly, is a PSU?

 

Power Supply

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I'd have no idea honestly, but around 500 watt, that will do right?
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post #29 of 53
500 should be fine.
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I'd have no idea honestly, but around 500 watt, that will do right?

Well no because lets say its a generic or lower end psu. Just because it says 500w does not make it 500w and over time power supplys degrade. Could u open ur case and find out?
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