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Got a 6870 for $200
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Nice
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Got the 6870 installed and running, runs much cooler then my 4870 but haven't noticed a huge improvement.

Played Mass Effect 2 and CIV5 so far, any game suggestions to see the full effect of my upgrade?

Another nice thing is using the sapphire Trixx software I was able to get 1ghz on the core.

Any ideas where my core volt should be at?

Right now it is at 1.2 running steady
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I am going to say 80% improvement.
 
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post #25 of 25
I just did this upgrade, SO happy

If you want to spend less, I'd try to find a 5850 used ... They go for 150-175 in my area. I wouldn't bother with a 68xx or even a 6950 1GB, not that they're bad cards, but for the cash, you might as well spend the extra money and get something that is a bit better, and have a better lifespan, seeing as how you are just upgrading from a 4870 now
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