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post #1 of 10
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So I bought my 3870x2 when it was top of the line and was considered a monster and now I can only play the crysis 2 demo @ 800x600, AA and motion blur turned off through special means and lost eye candy on. Otherwise the game stutters. Now seeing as how I recently purchased a 1920x1200 monitor this isn't ideal...

My question basically is if there is a SINGLE card for around $200 that would tear my card to shreds. OR should I wait for the 7000 series? (Q4 is the rumor?)
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post #2 of 10
A used 5870 or a new 5850 would do you wonders!

Alternately, the GTX460.
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i would probably grab a GTX 460
    
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post #4 of 10
ati go with a 5870
nvidia go with a 460 or if you can find a deal a 470
post #5 of 10
go grab yourself a used 5870 off the marketplace. i think they go for around $180 now. alternatively, you can get a used gtx470 for around $200 as well.
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post #6 of 10
You can get a new 6870 for ~200
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post #7 of 10
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5850 for $150 something id take... Anyone have any thoughts on the 7k series or is everything speculation at this point?

EDIT: Note to all I don't like Intel/Nvidia like Steve Jobs dislikes flash.
Edited by hobosrock696 - 3/7/11 at 2:09pm
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post #8 of 10
I would suggest u to go with hd6870,
u can find them for $200 at newegg.
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks one more quick question how long is the 6870/6850?
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post #10 of 10
6870 is around 9,8 inches and the 6850 is a little shorter.
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