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My motherboard's secondary x16 slot only operates at x4 so x-fire is out of the question really. I have read about driver issues with dual gpu cards etc.

So i think i will go for the GTX 570

Thanks for your help !


oh, and how much is a 512m 4870 worth?
    
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prolly around $ 75.00
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post #13 of 18
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okay, after looking at prices i have decided upon a GTx 470 or GTx 570 as the 480 is £100 more than the 470

So would i notice the difference between the GTX 470 and GTX 570 on a single monitor ?

at the moment i can play bad company 2 at max except the AA is at X4 (DX10) could a GTX 470 play it at DX11 with the maximum 8X AA ?

thanks
The GTX 470 will even do 32xCSAA on your resolution. The GTX 570 is still a better product though since it's more silent than the GTX 470. IMO the GTX 570 is worth the extra cash over the GTX 470
post #14 of 18
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There is a large difference between the GTX470 and the GTX570... it's about 30% faster, runs cooler, and has more overclocking potential.

The HD6000 series is a disappointment in the high-end area, though the HD6850 is a great value if you want a mid-end card.
the 6950 seems like it fits your budget nicely and is a great bang/buck card, right now its 6950<gtx570<6970<gtx580, but its a very tight race, if you care about physx go with the 570 or 580, otherwise i would say just get whichever ones price works best for you

edit: oh 6850<gtx470<gtx570<6870 and this all depends on the benchmarks/reviews you check, im using this as a blanket statement (i know foolish of me because im sure i will be flamed for it)
Edited by twich12 - 12/19/10 at 6:52am
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I am going to go for the GTx 570 as it seems the 3rd best powertful card out there and it has physX and CUDA

    
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I am going to go for the GTx 570 as it seems the 3rd best powertful card out there and it has physX and CUDA

Good choice. GTX570 is also what I would go for at this point in time. More consistent performance and better drivers than HD6900 series.
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True, even my trusty 4870 had a few iffy drivers since i have had it !

btw, nice D.P
    
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post #18 of 18
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Hi, i have (at the moment) a Sapphire 4870 that i have had for about a year now, I am looking to upgrade to something new but i cant decide on what Graphics cad to go for.

I dont have a set budget per se but £200 ($310) seems a reasonable starting point, however i dont mind stretching this for a card with better "bang for the buck"


I am leaning more towards Nvivia cards as they have Cuda and Physx.


So, whats the best deal to be had for a decent upgrade.

Games i play;

Dirt 2
COD BO
COD MW2
BC2
DOW2
Just Cause 2

(on a side note, some games that are sponsored by nvidia like JC2 say "Nvidia, the way it's meant to be played", does this mean anything as i feel that i am missing out with my 4870)

Thanks
For ~$300:

AMD Radeon HD 6950.

Now, If you're able to stretch your budget a little bit, then:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570.
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