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The 4xxx series are pretty cheap now, and I was thinking about getting a new GPU. What's the best 4xxx series card, and how much does it cost? How does it compare to the 5770?
 

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The 5770 is on par with the 4870, you can only really get the 4890 or the 4870x2 for an 'upgrade'

I would keep what you have and go crossfire if you are unhappy with the performance.

Edit: do you only have one PCI express slot? if so have a look at the 6870 or above.
 

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Originally Posted by pyra;12987047
The 5770 is on par with the 4870, you can only really get the 4890 or the 4870x2 for an 'upgrade'

I would keep what you have and go crossfire if you are unhappy with the performance.

Edit: do you only have one PCI express slot? if so have a look at the 6870 or above.
Yeah, I only have 1 PCI Express.
 

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Yea I wouldn't go down to a 4 series. You know the 5 series prices are pretty low, what about a 5870?
I kind of have a $250 budget to get the best possible card. 5870 was really expensive last I checked.
 

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The 5770 is actually SLIGHTLY slower than a 4870. So a 4870 1GB or a 4890 would both be upgrades. Or a 4850x2 or 4870x2.

However it would be kind of silly to lose features and downgrade the card, even if it is a slightly stronger card.
 

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I kind of have a $250 budget to get the best possible card. 5870 was really expensive last I checked.
$250 will get you a 6950 or a GTX560. Both would be HUGE upgrades to your current card.
 

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4890, 4850x2, 4870x2, but the last two suck power like you wouldn't believe. You'll be giving up lower idle power draw and DX11 if you went down to the 4XXX series, stick with what you have and look at the 58XX series.

Here's a Palit GTX 560 for $249.
 

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Originally Posted by gnarlybug5;12987171
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127509&cm_re=5870-_-14-127-509-_-Product

Im not telling you to get this one. But im just pointing out that they are pretty cheap now.

like this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102888&cm_re=5870-_-14-102-888-_-Product
$260 with MIR
i believe its a reference too.
Why are you recommending older 5 series cards, when he could get a 6950 or GTX560 (or even a 570 if its open box), and wipe the floor with the older 5 series?
 

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I say pickup a 5870 for cheap.
Or 1GB 6950.

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The 5770 is actually SLIGHTLY slower than a 4870. So a 4870 1GB or a 4890 would both be upgrades. Or a 4850x2 or 4870x2..
5770's in CrossfireX are faster then 4870's in CrossfireX.
 

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Why are you recommending older 5 series cards, when he could get a 6950 or GTX560 (or even a 570 if its open box), and wipe the floor with the older 5 series?
Seeing as how they are around the same price point I also don't see a point in going with an older 5 series.
 

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I say pickup a 5870 for cheap.
Or 1GB 6950.

5770's in CrossfireX are faster then 4870's in CrossfireX.
We weren't talking about crossfire though, now were we? OP has a single slot board, no Crossfire.
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5870 1GB are dropping fast in price. And they're powerful. Pick one up!
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A 6950 would walk all over that, and its the same price or cheaper (if you got the 1GB 6950). GTX560 would be about the same performance, but quieter and cooler.
 

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We weren't talking about crossfire though, now were we? OP has a single slot board, no Crossfire.
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I was just correcting you, no biggy.
 
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