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post #11 of 28
a 6870 is a downgrade. I would say get another and crossfire but the 5000 series card have really bad micro stutter in crossfire, still i wouldnt give it a miss. if you want to upgrade id sell your 5870 and get a 6950 for sure
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Originally Posted by jy360 View Post
a 6870 is a downgrade. I would say get another and crossfire but the 5000 series card have really bad micro stutter in crossfire, still i wouldnt give it a miss. if you want to upgrade id sell your 5870 and get a 6950 for sure
How bad is the microstutter? Didn't they get that fixed? ><

And chances of me selling my 5870 are pretty slim.
If thats the case then i might just stick with my 5870 for a while and when i have a bit of spare cash lying around, upgrade to something bigger.

I'm unaware of the microstutter.
    
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How bad is the microstutter? Didn't they get that fixed? ><

And chances of me selling my 5870 are pretty slim.
If thats the case then i might just stick with my 5870 for a while and when i have a bit of spare cash lying around, upgrade to something bigger.

I'm unaware of the microstutter.
its not really going to that bad with just two cards but its certainly noticable. depending on the price I would buy it after I buy my first one (monday)
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post #14 of 28
add a 2nd 5870 and enjoy
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
First off, a 6870 is pretty much a down grade.

You would need a 6970/580 to really justify it being an upgrade.

Like stated, your card is still very relevant so unless you are struggling to run games I would wait for the next refresh, or go Xfire.
6970=GTX 480

GTX 480=5 or 6 FPS faster than 5870 in most games

6970=$370

Another 5870=$200

Another 5870= up to 30FPS in some games boost

6 FPS for $370, or 30FPS(in some games) for $200? An obvious conclusion, 5870 crossfire is the way to go.
    
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6970=GTX 480

GTX 480=5 or 6 FPS faster than 5870 in most games

6970=$370

Another 5870=$200

Another 5870= up to 30FPS in some games boost

6 FPS for $370, or 30FPS(in some games) for $200? An obvious conclusion, 5870 crossfire is the way to go.
no a 5870 is closer to a 480 and a 6970 is pretty on par with a 570
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post #17 of 28
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no a 5870 is closer to a 480 and a 6970 is pretty on par with a 570
*facepalm*

1 570= 1 480

480>5870

6970=570

6970=480.
    
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post #18 of 28
The answer depends entirely on you. Do you think you would benefit more with a faster card or do you game comfortably with what you have now?
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post #19 of 28
The only card worthy of an upgrade would be the GTX 580. The HD6870 is pretty much equal in terms of performance.

Also going from the I7 to Sandy Bridge is not much of an upgrade at all, expecially when gaming.

Just wait for the 6 and 8 cores from Intel then change your platform. They're supposed to come out in the summer.

Wait another 3 months for the launch of Kepler then upgrade to something faster than a GTX 580.
post #20 of 28
6870 and 5870 have basically the same performance.
In CrossfireX the 6870 wins.

OP, get another 5870 and run them in CrossfireX.
With the latest drivers things should work out fine.
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