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Originally Posted by Jomboh;11711289 
Lets say BFBC2 ... will a 6850 max that and have an FPS higher than 60 ?

No. BC2 max settings with 1 6850 is 40-50 FPS average.

He will need a HD 6950 to max everything at 1080p.
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Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01;11711433 
if you're searching for the best bang for buck get two 6850s wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb;11711403 
Your taking a downgrade for that. The 4870x2 is on par with a 5870, and in some cases a little stronger. Grab some 6870s or a 6970, you won't be disappointed. Although I think 2 6870s beats a 6970.

No question about that. The 6870 is just a small step behind the 6950. Two of them would kill an HD 6970.

If you want overkill get two 6870s and CF them, if you're searching for the best bang for buck get two 6850s wink.gif
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I'd say stay with the 4870 smile.gif After applying new thermal paste or a whole aftermarket cooler, OC the card and you'll get very decent frames @that res. Or, if it's a 4870x2 (single card) and not 2x4870 (crossfire) you can get another 4870, they're cheap new, and make CF with practically 3 or 4 cards (if you get another 4870x2). That will be overkill, your friend should like it smile.gif
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The 4870x2 sounds like an helicopter ... He already sold the card he's looking for a 6950 or a 6870 now. his mobo can tri-sli but its in a Antec p183 and theres no space for the 2nd card (well no space for air intake)
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Originally Posted by Jomboh;11726178 
The 4870x2 sounds like an helicopter ... He already sold the card he's looking for a 6950 or a 6870 now. his mobo can tri-sli but its in a Antec p183 and theres no space for the 2nd card (well no space for air intake)

No it doesn't. If you have an accellero extreme from artic cooling installed its amazingly quiet.
Its only loud if you have the squirrel cage fan cranked up high.
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No it doesn't. If you have an accellero extreme from artic cooling installed its amazingly quiet.
Its only loud if you have the squirrel cage fan cranked up high.

Mine also is quiet, although it's just 1x4870x1 smile.gif There's a manual fan control, and if you replace the thermal paste with something good and less in quantity, you should be able to get a nearly noiseless card. Anyway, too late for that, as I understand, the card is sold smile.gif Good hunting for the next wink.gif
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Why not a GTX 470 or a GTX 460?
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Originally Posted by tipsycoma;11736289 
Why not a GTX 470 or a GTX 460?

That fails compared to the 4870. 480 is a bit stronger than a single 4870, slower than 4870x2. He'd need somehting bigger to actually have an upgrade
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;11736342 
That fails compared to the 4870. 480 is a bit stronger than a single 4870, slower than 4870x2. He'd need somehting bigger to actually have an upgrade

the GTX470 is considerably stronger than the 4870(about 40% faster) and the GTX480 is 67% faster than the 4870. i would expect the GTX460's performance to fall right about the same place as the 4870. the 4870X2 is dead even with the GTX480. i think youre thinking of the performance of the 5 series cards like the 5870 is much closer to the GTX480 (tho it still trails a bit)

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to get better than the 4870X2 performance, youre gonna need something as strong as a GTX570 if you want a single card. your best bet is running crossfire 6850s. the 6850s in xfire are faster than a GTX580 for about the same amount of money, but your friend can get one now and one later when he wants/needs more power or gets more monies. the 6950 or 6970 are strong cards, but they are about as fast as the 4870X2. the advantage of those cards will be in their power consumption, heat production and fan noise. to actaully BEAT the 4870X2, youre looking at a GTX570, or a crossfire/SLI setup. as far as power, heat and noise, single cards are a lot better. on top of those advantages, you avoid a lot of driver issues if you have a single card, but the dual card solution is easier on the wallet
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Hm. You're right. Where did I get that impression?.. Anyway, my bad smile.gif
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