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What would be a good replacement for a 3870x2 crossfired with a 3870. This is for my cousin and his budget is around $70-90.
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What would be a good replacement for a 3870x2 crossfired with a 3870. This is for my cousin and his budget is around $70-90.
Keep until kepler! Only about 6 months!
    
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Keep until kepler! Only about 6 months!
kepler what?
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Ageing 3870s? This makes me sad
 
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Ageing 3870s? This makes me sad
I think his Crossfire set up is fine. But good luck telling him that.
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crossfire 4870's?
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What would be a good replacement for a 3870x2 crossfired with a 3870. This is for my cousin and his budget is around $70-90.
Pretty much with the crossfire setup he has now an upgrade for $70 to $90 is going to be a downgrade. Best bet would probably be to sell the 3870s and get either 2 4850's or a 6850.
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What would be a good replacement for a 3870x2 crossfired with a 3870. This is for my cousin and his budget is around $70-90.
The fastest card in the budget is the Radeon HD 5670, which goes for $75. $20 more, or $5 over budget, you can get the GeForce GTS 250. I highly recommend you get it, even if it's $5 over budget, because it's 40% faster than the Radeon HD 5670 and the same speed as a Radeon HD 5750, a card that costs $25 more.



EDIT: if your uncle is willing to buy used, he can get a GTX 260 for $85 or $95 on eBay. Those will be a further 30% faster than the GTS 250 and definitely faster than his current 3870 CrossFire.
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Kepler = new graphics cards coming in 6 months, completely new architecture!
    
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