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I'm gonna upgrade my sig rig and I'm starting with the vid card. I don't have a huge budget here so I'm thinking about getting an HD6870. I know the HD5870 is faster but it's also more expensive. What I would like to know is am I going to get a good boost coming from my HD4870 to a HD6870? I'm also thinking of going with the HD5850 as I know that's a pretty good card as well and a little cheaper then the HD6870. So please give me your input.

Btw.. I'm sticking with AMD and I can't afford an HD6900 series or the HD5870.

Thanks!!!
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You WILL notice a jump from a 4 series to a 5 or a 6 series, question is, what is your budget? then I can help further.
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The HD6870 is a great card, it would be worth the upgrade.
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Originally Posted by crashovride02 View Post
I'm gonna upgrade my sig rig and I'm starting with the vid card. I don't have a huge budget here so I'm thinking about getting an HD6870. I know the HD5870 is faster but it's also more expensive. What I would like to know is am I going to get a good boost coming from my HD4870 to a HD6870? I'm also thinking of going with the HD5850 as I know that's a pretty good card as well and a little cheaper then the HD6870. So please give me your input.

Btw.. I'm sticking with AMD and I can't afford an HD6900 series or the HD5870.

Thanks!!!
yeah, it'll be a nice improvement if u play the newer games.
The biggest improvement is how efficient and cool the 5xxx/6xxx series run.

You can find a second-hand 5870 within your budget here
    
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You WILL notice a jump from a 4 series to a 5 or a 6 series, question is, what is your budget? then I can help further.
Im' right around the $200 range give or take a little!

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yeah, it'll be a nice improvement if u play the newer games.
The biggest improvement is how efficient and cool the 5xxx/6xxx series run.

You can find a second-hand 5870 within your budget here
Ya I've been looking there! My biggest concern with the 5870 is power supply. Mine is pretty good but I know the 6870 is more efficient then the 5870 so that weighs in on it as well!
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