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Hey everyone,

My current card just doesn't cut it for me, I notice people with GTS 450-60-65's that run better than mine. Mine is adequate for a gamer who wants to just run games, but I wan't to max them out at smooth frames, and currently my GTX 470 Fermi just isn't doing it for me, even with this 100% stable overclock: GPUz

I'm going to try and sell my GTX 470, and add about £100 to the price I get for it, and that will be the amount I can spend on a new card. Looking at around £175 for it, as it has the ever so silent VF3000F from Zalman on it.

I was wondering what you guys thought of replacing it with a 6950-70, will I notice significant FPS increases? Or will it be literally the difference between 5-10fps, I.E. splitting hairs.

Any input, as always is greatly appreciated, the other cards I have been looking at are:

Palit GTX 570
Palit GTX 480
Asus HD 5870
Power Colour HD6950
Gigabyte GTX 560

There are many of them, but I've researched these ones, and found benchmarks that make my GTX 470 look like a pooface!

Regards!

Edit: For the purpose of people suggesting SLI, read this:

@MightyMission: Well, considering the fact I don't have an SLI AMD board, I cannot do this. Also, I'm only wanting to spend £100. Another card is £180, that's £80 over the budget, and even then, I need to get an SLI AMD board, which are harder to find, then I'd have to sell my motherboard, to get a new one, it just wouldn't be practical.

I'm not shooting you down man, it's a great suggestion, I've always fancied having dual GPU's, however, I don't like the idea of having 1 card with a stock cooler, and the other with my VF3000F that takes up another GPU slot, unless I get a huge motherboard...

See my dilemma , I'm very limited, and after much thought, replacing it with another card seems to be the best option. And from what I see from benchmarks, it's not worth the extra money for SLI.
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good luck with your sale fella
wouldnt sli another 470 free up enough fps for you?they are pretty easy to find cheap now so it would seem the most cost effective upgrade path.
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good luck with your sale fella
wouldnt sli another 470 free up enough fps for you?they are pretty easy to find cheap now so it would seem the most cost effective upgrade path.
This. +1 im about to go this route along with a couple waterblocks for the noisy little bastages.

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@MightyMission: Well, considering the fact I don't have an SLI AMD board, I cannot do this. Also, I'm only wanting to spend £100. Another card is £180, that's £80 over the budget, and even then, I need to get an SLI AMD board, which are harder to find, then I'd have to sell my motherboard, to get a new one, it just wouldn't be practical.

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See my dilemma , I'm very limited, and after much thought, replacing it with another card seems to be the best option. And from what I see from benchmarks, it's not worth the extra money for SLI.
    
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Your GTX470 doesnt look great in benchmarks because stock clocks are painfully slow. An 800-850mhz 470 will put you at GTX480/6950 stock performance. If anything, an aftermarket VGA cooler may be in your best interest.

Stick with your 470 till 28nm.

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Your GTX470 doesnt look great in benchmarks because stock clocks are painfully slow. An 800-850mhz 470 will put you at GTX480/6950 stock performance. If anything, an aftermarket VGA cooler may be in your best interest.

Stick with your 470 till 28nm.

I already have one?
    
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580!!!!!!!! that is all.
     
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I already have one?

^ Then your set.... Save for Bulldozer.
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580!!!!!!!! that is all.
Hahah, I've been so tempted to stick it in the buy box, but the price is just HOOOGE!
    
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