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I already know that I am upgrading later in the year in about 4 to 6 months. But, how can my card hold up in the games that will come out in months to come. I just tested it with metro 2033.. It had trouble with very high, 4xAF, and AAA on DX10, so i brought it down to high.. Runs smoothly and almost never drops below 60 fps. So I want to know how well it can perform in games in the future.
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post #2 of 10
4870x2 is still a pretty strong card. It may not be maxing out newer games but shouldn't have a problem playing anything you throw at it for a while yet
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My 4850x2 is at 4870 speeds and I can run pretty much everything on high @1920x1200 without loosing playability, so you should be fine for that half year easily, I'm not planning on upgrading before that either
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well with the 6990 around also not to mention the 5970 dropping..you can consider doing an upgrade and not to mention DX11 support..well it is a potent card if you run games on DX9 or DX10 mode..its still a beefy card IMO but also it won't be worth much if you still plan to hold on it for a while..so while it still has value sell it and grab a DX11 card upgrade if you can..
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That card still rocks. If you're not having any problems with it definitely keep it. Direct X 11 will run many times better on future cards anyways so you might as well wait for the next gen console releases.
    
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4870x2 is still a beast of a card. You're not going to be maxing any new games but I just turn down the Anti-aliasing because I am playing at such a large resolution and I am fine

I am upgrading around the time of Bulldozer and the HD7000 series because it seems like a really good time in my books
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4870x2 is still a beast of a card. You're not going to be maxing any new games but I just turn down the Anti-aliasing because I am playing at such a large resolution and I am fine

I am upgrading around the time of Bulldozer and the HD7000 series because it seems like a really good time in my books
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I think your current setup should get you by ( till you upgrade)
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post #9 of 10
Thats still a strong card @1920x1200. Its a beast to to be taken lightly.
IMHO You should keep that card till the end of this year, and then grab the 6990? lol.
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My single 4870 is still maxing out any new game besides gta4 and crysis 2
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