1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

What's your next upgrade?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by CrackerJack, Jun 17, 2008.

?

Which would you like to upgrade to next?

  1. 3870

    3.7%
  2. 3870x2

    7.4%
  3. 4850

    22.2%
  4. 4870x2

    44.4%
  5. 9600 GT

    7.4%
  6. GeForce 9800 GX2

    3.7%
  7. GTX 260

    3.7%
  8. GTX 280

    7.4%
  1. CrackerJack

    CrackerJack

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,706 (1.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Location:
    East TN
    I hoping to get atleast one 4850, but I would still like to have 3870x2. I found one for $115 :D But a 4870x2 would be really nice too.
     
  2. dark2099

    dark2099

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,399 (1.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    755
    Location:
    where everyone wants to be
    3870x2 probably, to go with my 2 3870's, quad fire baby.
     
  3. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    17,206 (5.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,564
    Location:
    Florida
    if i get that review sample my pretty GTX280

    if not 9800GX2
     
  4. CrackerJack

    CrackerJack

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,706 (1.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Location:
    East TN
    Poll added, interested in what everyone is wanting.
     
  5. zithe

    zithe

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,088 (1.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    345
    Location:
    North Chili, NY
    I'm going to buy a quad Crossfire Motherboard (once they make one with an AM3 socket) 4 gigs of RAM, a PSU capable of supporting 4 crossfired 4870s.... You can tell where this is going. :D

    You left out a single 4870 as a choice. =P
    Oopsie!
     
    CrackerJack says thanks.
  6. CrackerJack

    CrackerJack

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,706 (1.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Location:
    East TN
    Crap! :eek:
     
  7. P4-630

    P4-630

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,053 (0.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    Location:
    C:\Program Files\P4-630\
    I just bought a gigabyte 3870 this year..
    I want to buy some pwm or at least speed controllable 120mm fans
     
  8. MRCL

    MRCL

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,791 (2.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    860
    Location:
    Switzerland, Heart of Europe
    Depending on teh budget the time I plan to upgrade, either 4850 or 4870, wit option of 2x.
    And based on the downfall of hardware prices, 2x 48xx certainly is the way to go.
     
  9. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,901 (4.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,673
    Location:
    US
    4870 x2 if any good... BUT cannot see me getting it any time soon. But it be the one if i could.
     
  10. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,901 (4.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,673
    Location:
    US

    Yeah it's going make your lights flicker when you turn the dam thing on lol.
     
  11. Darknova

    Darknova

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    5,037 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    535
    Location:
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    either 2 4870s, or a 4870X2 if I can get finance on em :) (or even a 4870X2 and a 4870 :p)
     
  12. DanishDevil

    DanishDevil

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,203 (3.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,090
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    One or two 4870s. I'm going to have one pretty soon... :eek:

    Plug: If anyone wants a 3870x2 (with or without and EK Full Cover block...or any EK full covers for that matter) send me a PM. I'm going to have the opportunity to get a second one soon, and only want to keep it for a few quadfire benches until my 4870 gets here.
     
  13. johnnyfiive

    johnnyfiive

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,892 (1.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    876
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm set on my video card setup for a while. My next upgrade will be a 9850. I voted 4870 anyway. Thats what I WOULD buy if I was in the market for one.
     
  14. J-Man

    J-Man New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,248 (0.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    81
    Location:
    Oakham, UK
    4870 X2.
     
  15. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,476 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Location:
    UK
    Really wanting to see some benches for the 4k series, but I would love a 4870 or 2 (or x2 :p)
     
  16. DanishDevil

    DanishDevil

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,203 (3.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,090
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
  17. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,921 (6.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    4850 fo sho. That is if its alot better than my 8800GT. If not then I guess 4870...
     
  18. DanishDevil

    DanishDevil

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,203 (3.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,090
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    It will be.
     
  19. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,921 (6.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Yea but how much.. I dont want to pay 200-250$ for 4-8fps..
     
  20. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,655 (13.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    14,051
    Two HD 4870's. There is no option in the poll?!
     
  21. DanishDevil

    DanishDevil

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,203 (3.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,090
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    You just saw two beat out a GTX280. Go read the GTX280 reviews and look at the FPS rates, divide them by two, and compare to 8800GT.
     
  22. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Most likely the 4850, as it will have a good Perf / price.
     
  23. Darknova

    Darknova

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    5,037 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    535
    Location:
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    That's why I haven't voted.
     
  24. BarbaricSoul

    BarbaricSoul

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,168 (2.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,044
    my next step is either water-cooling or nahalem(niether were in your poll)
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  25. yogurt_21

    yogurt_21

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    4,393 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    560
    Location:
    AZ
    2 4870's are 150$ more expensive than the 4870x2. so why would you go for the 150$ more expensive option for the same performance?
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page