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6870 for 4870X2 fair trade?

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Thinking about pulling the trigger on this deal but i've heard some horror stories about the 4870X2's. Anyone have a X2 want to chime in?
    
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well i dont see any reason to go down to a 4870x2 their slower then a 6870 Plus you lose dx11. And the x2 consume more power then a 6870.
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I mean, no not really. 6870 is like 220, and a 4870x2 can be had for around 170. Also you lose a lot of nice features with the trade. I wouldn't but it is up to you.
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It's a downgrade I wouldn't do. As stated your card is worth more.
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Don't do it. 6870 performs close to the 4870x2 AND it has better features (Eyefinity, Dx11, lower power consumption etc). The X2 relies on crossfire to perform well with a single GPU card you won't have such issues
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4870X2 also get very hot, and higher power consumption, and I have driver problems with all drivers exept the original ones.
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post #7 of 15
6870 is more powerful than a 4870X2 AND it uses less power!

its really not worth it. 4870X2 performs like a 5850 and 6870 is like a 5870. also 4870X2 relies on CF and some games cant do CF very well. keep the 6870.
    
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for pure performance, i'd do it. but you lose resale value
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for pure performance, i'd do it. but you lose resale value
Do what hows it pure performance when the x2 is slower then his current card.
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post #10 of 15
why would you downgrade from your 570 SLI configuration?
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