While its not a HUGE improvement, it would definitely be noticeable. With my 4870 I can play Crysis @ max w/ 16xAA, low of 25FPS high of over 40.
Originally Posted by rico2001
Going to the 4870 would not be a big improvement. IMO, if you are going to make an upgrade, why not make it a good one. You would be happier aiming higher, holding off a bit, waiting for the April ati line-up of new cards to come out and then make your move. The 4850x2 1gb (although I usually only recommend the 2gb version) should be down to $215-225. That's only $25 higher than a single 4870. Then again, all the 48XX will be dropping so the 4870 1gb will be down as well. But like I said, if you are going to make a card upgrade, which doesn't happen everyday, why not make it a big one if you can. Good luck with your new ati card purchase.
Originally Posted by BlackOmega
Maybe it just takes more skill to OC an Opty and get good results than OCing an i7
Aside from that my 4870 is factory OC'd. And my GSO can oc like crazy, click on the link in my sig and thats what I was able to attain with them in SLI. Individually they do better.