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I am really tired of the micro stutter in games with the 4870x2 not having most games support this card with crossfire, i am looking for either an upgrade or a side grade for around $200, guys where should i be looking?
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Well, if you are considering a decent sidegrade, the 560 ti is of course a strong competitor.
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I am really tired of the micro stutter in games with the 4870x2 not having most games support this card with crossfire, i am looking for either an upgrade or a side grade for around $200, guys where should i be looking?
A used 470 would be a good option, as would a 560Ti [you would have to oc the 560ti a smidge though].

As for AMD / Ati, a 5870 is a sidegrade as well.

Best option would be the 560Ti hands down, it has more OC headroom, has a better driver set behind them. Yeah sorry AMD, your drivers don't always work as they should. It's also a quieter and cooler running card.
    
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And if you're trying to keep it in the AMD family. Go with a 5870...
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470/5870 is a side grade for the 4870x2. You would need to OC the 470 a little bit though.

You can get a 5870 for £200 new, or a 5970 for £280 new.

In all honesty. I would recommend getting a 480 for £200 new which is an upgrade for you and great bang for buck.

I am aware that my prices are in £££, but it is just to give you an idea of price points.
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A used 470 would be a good option, as would a 560Ti [you would have to oc the 560ti a smidge though].

As for AMD / Ati, a 5870 is a sidegrade as well.

Best option would be the 560Ti hands down, it has more OC headroom, has a better driver set behind them. Yeah sorry AMD, your drivers don't always work as they should. It's also a quieter and cooler running card.
The problems with AMD drivers are only related to CFx.

Other than that they are great. And with good performance improvements over the releases

a 6870 would also be a good sidegrade, as well as the 6950.

The 5870 can be found for pretty cheap prices theses days. I saw somebody that bought a brand new 2g E6 yesterday for 155bucks.

The price of used one goes low here on OCN too
Edited by EduFurtado - 2/25/11 at 9:39am
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Indeed, the 560 ti will need to be overclocked, but it will outperform, as it already outperforms the 470. Not to mention draws less power. Judging how Nvidia is trying to revive the "ti" series, maybe the nvidia hay days are comin back (good ole 5800 ultra days haha)
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A 5870 is almost exactly 2x 4870s worth of shader clusters on 1 die, it's a single card side-grade by an almost perfect definition.

That said, if you want to go ATI I'd go with a 6950 for $20 more (for the 1GB version). The 6950 performs almost exactly the same in games but has improved tessellation performance and will probably have better driver support in newer games because it's newer tech.

The 6950 and 560ti trade blows, so either ATI or Nvidia is a good choice.
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470 oc / 560ti oc / 5870 / 6950
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