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Currently I have an 6870 and have an itch to upgrade it to something more powerful. I just don't know if I'll do it. What suggestions do any of you have in mind and what card should I look into. My budget would be near $250-$280.

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post #2 of 16
well you could go for a gtx 560, but wouldn't be a substantial upgrade. I'd go for a 2gb reference 6950 and unlock it, they're around $265 i'm sure.
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Your options in that price range are limited... A HD6950 1/2GB or a GTX570 (Stretching the budget a bit ) would be noticeable upgrades but nothing earth-shattering at 1680x1050 IMO.
    
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Wait for BF3, then crossfire!
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post #5 of 16
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I was thinking the same thing. How does my current 6870 compare to the 560 Ti?

What would be a noticeable upgrade then? Say I increased my budget to near $300. I'm just looking for some input. Thanks!
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post #6 of 16
Not much you can really upgrade. So i would just stick to what you have.
post #7 of 16
I still stand by the 2gb 6950 and unlock it, here's the comparison between a 6870 and 6970
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=292

try comparing it others if you like, if you could move up to $325 you could get a 570 but that's kinda pricy.
post #8 of 16
The 560 is not a big upgrade from the 6870. Your better off just saving your money till next gen.
     
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post #9 of 16
Stick with what you have for now.
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post #10 of 16
Moving to a 560 would be pointless, unless you just want to go green. Grabbing a 2nd 6870 for X-fire is easily the biggest upgrade in your price range.
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