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I would go ati again but for the drivers (learned my lesson)

What would be equal or better to my 4870x2?

560ti? or 570?
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post #2 of 14
Shame about your 4870x2 dude

If you wanted to go with 6970 I've heard nothing but good things with the new drivers. Can't remember the driver number maybe someone could help you out there.

Or you can go for the 570.

Personally just go with the cheapest of the two because both are going to be great cards no matter what.
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gtx 570. because (roughly) a 570=gtx480=hd6970=4870x2?
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post #4 of 14
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Shame about your 4870x2 dude

If you wanted to go with 6970 I've heard nothing but good things with the new drivers. Can't remember the driver number maybe someone could help you out there.

Or you can go for the 570.

Personally just go with the cheapest of the two because both are going to be great cards no matter what.
The new driver is 11.4 it's just a preview atm, but it is pretty damn good imo many others aswell as me got decent fps gains in quite a few games over the 11.2 drivers, I was using 11.3 though and still got gains.

And yeah if you're willing to go with AMD, just from personal experience I'll suggest the 6950 or 6970, mine has been fantastic.
I havn't used the 560 or 570, so idk how well they compare, they might be better, you might want to check some reviews and benchmarks.
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post #5 of 14
You should go for the 6970 or 6950 because you have an Apple Cinema 30 inch. More VRAM will be handy at that res.
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post #6 of 14
4870x2 = 5870

So a 5870 or better
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i am going back to amd next time, i cant stand how hot my fermi runs. when your ambient air temp is over 35C you really loose alot of OCing power
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post #8 of 14
sold my 3x4870 set up for a 2GB 6950. the single 6950 performs the same in most benchmarks and supports DX11/Tessellation
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post #9 of 14
Drivers have had problems on both teams. I still find it funny that after years of ATI being known for their poor drivers the 590's go and ship with explosive drivers. That being said I've used 6870 in xfire,alone and a 6970 and have yet to see a crash because of drivers.
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post #10 of 14
For that 30 incher, I would go with 6950/6970 2GB
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