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I want something that will beat my 4870s at the $200 mark already. Will I have to wait for the freaking HD8000 series for my next upgrade?

2xHD4870s are about on par with an HD6970 or GTX570. I see all this great competition and nice cards in the $100-$200 range, but none of them top what I have. I've got the upgrade itch, but there's nothing affordable that's worth it yet.

My current GPU setup cost me $275 total, by the way.
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How the hell did you manage that one?
 
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How the hell did you manage that one?
Which one?
post #4 of 22
Err, wat? The Radeon HD 6870, a card that is readily available for $205, is 40% faster than the Radeon HD 4870. Or maybe you're trolling, IDK.



Radeon HD 6870

EDIT: oh, you mean a CrossFire? Well, there's always a price to pay when you go single-GPU. Dual GPU configs offer better performance but are more heavily dependent on drivers and can introduce more issues. That, and they have higher power consumption, run hotter, and will give you less of an upgrade path if you want to have playable framerates for more time since two higher-end GPUs will obviously perform better.

Also, a 4870 CF is only around 10-15% faster than 6870.
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I bought the 5850 and don't regret it one bit. DX 11 and lower idle power/temps have offset the small loss in benchmarks. Then I saved for a 2nd 5850 and I know I made a good choice.

My first 5850 cost me $170 after rebate and the 2nd $176 after another rebate. $346 and it beats the pants off what I was running with 2 x 4870s.
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I'm sure you could find two 5770s for $100 bucks a pop that would out preform your current setup.
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post #7 of 22
Wait..what? 2 4870's don't get close to 6970 or 570. They match a 5870 at most.
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It's a little too late now. But a few weeks ago, a friend of mine picked up a Sapphire 5870 Eyefinity 6, just like mine, for $179 after rebate on a NewEgg Shell Shocker. I was a bit miffed that I paid $100 more for mine 4 months before that. :/ I'll keep my eyes open, and pm you if I see anything comparable come up again.
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post #9 of 22
Ummm, yeah 68xx?

I had a CF 4850 set up a month or so ago, one still goes hard and the other is a brick (non reference, go figure).
I went and got a 6870 for less than I paid for either of the 4850s ($225 AUD) loved it so much I got another the next weekend.
Smookes the 4850s in most games and beats them to death on all the rest.
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post #10 of 22
Yeah two 4870's are around 5870 levels of perfomance.
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