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Hey there OCN,
I've been debating on whether or not to upgrade my 4870 for the 6870. Is this a worth it upgrade? Are there any other cards that can out perform the 6870 in the 175$ to 250$ price range?
Thanks
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post #2 of 12
Yes, the 6870 is worth the upgrade from your 4870.
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I'd say its worth it. Especially with Crysis 2 coming out soon.
 
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Gotcha. Any thoughts on the 560 ti? Will that card be much different from a 6870? Would it be worth the extra 40$?
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560 ti is stronger then a 6870 i would say its worth it
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560ti is the bang for the buck card atm. out performs the 6870
    
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For 250$ get the Sapphire 6950.. and unlock the shaders and flash it to a 6970. Best bang for the buck right there. I have mine on the way, arrives thursday! (can't wait)
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Originally Posted by Get_Somer View Post
Hey there OCN,
I've been debating on whether or not to upgrade my 4870 for the 6870. Is this a worth it upgrade? Are there any other cards that can out perform the 6870 in the 175$ to 250$ price range?
Thanks
Here is a current graph that can show a better idea of how the single cards compare.

After you decide which is best for your needs let us know and we can give you an idea of which manufacturer in our own opinions and you can decide for yourself.

The GTX 560 and the AMD 6950 are your comparable cards for your price range however and both better than the AMD 6870, though the AMD 6870 is a great card anyway. AMD 6870 can play all the games out today without any problems. I should know I owned an MSI AMD 6870 Twin Frozr II before I upgraded myself due to video GPU envy. LOL

     
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post #9 of 12
buy 6950 2G flash BIOS to 6970
post #10 of 12
Well,you don't need to upgrade as long as you keep that 19" monitor,unless you need DX11.For that size display I would get the MSI HAWK 6870.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-560-_-Product
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