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Upgrading from 512MB 4850s, Where to go?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by AlienIsGOD, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. AlienIsGOD

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    if i can stretch it out more I will try, other than that im going to go for the dual fan Sapphire.
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    Yeah, I'd do it man. It's a few dollars difference anyway. Might as well get the best one after all.
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    I did a somewhat similar upgrade path as you, Alien, except I went from a single 4850 512mb to the 6870 1gb. You can definitely tell the difference, especially with that extra vram!
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    im trying to do my best at selling these 4850s ASAP so i can put the cash towards the Gigabyte card.
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    The problem there f22 is that coming from a dual gpu setup. Food for thought; gtx460 stock 720 core feels the saame as g92 gts sli (which is on par to your 4850s). 6850 is on par to a gtx460. Just mentioning it.
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    Woot! im able to get a 6870 :D if the Gigabyte is still there im grabbing that card, if not then the Sapphire dual fan is my next choice. Am selling my 4850s for $50 a piece shortly too :D
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    you need your tech hit... i can understand that... well...

    6870... check
    around 30-60fps in fav games... check
    add another in a few months when they're cheap... check
    have fun man... :)
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    and im slowly getting ready to go pick up my 6870 :D should be back in an hour or two :D
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    I am soooo happy with this card :D BF3 runs all high with 2x MSAA and 4x AF @ a solid 60-70 fps.
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    6870 is a great card. I have an xfx one. Runs everything great on 1 monitor. However I will be looking to upgrade mine as it doesnt cut it for eyefinity.
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    6870 or GTX 560 core448 if you can find one that's cheap enough.
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    you should read the whole thread. he already bought a 6870

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