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post #1 of 11
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Between these three cards what would you guys suggest me to upgrade to.

Cards:
470
6870
5870

I plan to SLI, Crossfire w/e card i will buy so what do you think will be the best card to upgrade to right now?
post #2 of 11
Out of them 3 the 6870 Just because its the newest of the 3 and they scale well, But personally I would get a 560 ti and another further on down the line....
Edited by MARK-20 - 2/7/11 at 7:45pm
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Gtx 470
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6870 because they scale so well
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I would get the 6870. Its cooler/quieter/uses less power than the 470 while performing the same. It doesnt overclock as good and you miss out on a few Nvidia features so whatever is more important to you. The 5870 is a little faster than the 6870 but the 6870 is new and shiny plus it may do better with future games/drivers.
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post #6 of 11
6870 due to good scaling, and lower power consumption / heat.

they're also pretty cheap now. you can also go for the 560 Ti's as someone else said.
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I own an EVGA GTX 470 and I bought a 6870 to compare them both I went with crossfire 6870 because the performance boost the GTX 470 has over the 6870 is minimal and isn't worth the power consumption. I used the GTX 470 to play Mafia 2 because PhysX is a must in that game
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post #8 of 11
I had some bad luck with a bad gtx 470 and ended up going with a 6870 and shortly after 6870 crossfire. I never really got to try the 470's extensively but even a single 6870 was fairly capable.
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if you got the $$$ 6870 aren't they about the same price as 470's or even 5870's just a couple meaning +10 more?
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post #10 of 11
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if you got the $$$ 6870 aren't they about the same price as 470's or even 5870's just a couple meaning +10 more?
yea the 5870's arent much more like 10-15$
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