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Not looking to improve over my current card, but I need a new card.

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Hey all.
My 4870x2 has started to give me grief. I am going to try to repair it but in case that doesn't work, I want alternatives.

What new card will give me the same amount of performance if not a LITTLE better? I can't break the bank this time like I did with my 4870x2 two years ago.

I am willing to go with either chipset at this point.

Rig in question is in sig.

What do you got?

EDIT: I should mention I don't need another dual GPU config like the x2. I just need a GPU that will give me the same amount of performance.
Edited by Megas3300 - 1/4/11 at 3:35am
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6870
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post #3 of 12
Since its a X2 i'd go with a GTX 470 or 5870 (single card)
post #4 of 12
Single card is better then wo weaker cards

Less lag since the cards dont have to wait for each other.

Less power consumption + Less heat. You can usually OC more on a single card to.
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post #5 of 12
For a non budget breaking good performer I'd say a 5870, or for a little more a 6950
    
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post #6 of 12
you do know a 4870x2 is a single card with 2 gpus. AND if he wants same performance going to a 6870 which is a 5850 may not do it
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
you do know a 4870x2 is a single card with 2 gpus. AND if he wants same performance going to a 6870 which is a 5850 may not do it
The rule still applies. Dual GPU cards suffer the same problems CF cards do except they only take up 2 slots not 4..

If you ever look at benchmarks of Gual GPU cards V a slightly weaker single GPU the Gual GPU card will always have a lower minimum frame rate and a higher response time.

Like i said 6870 is a good bet. Less energy, Less heat, Better performance when you average all the things that matter.

The only bad thing is that its a ATi card. And we all know they suck..
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post #8 of 12
A HD6950 would be the best fit, better equipped to handle tessellation than the HD5870 and probably unlockable to a HD6970.
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Hd 6950
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I'll sell you my GTX 260...maybe...lol
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