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Old October 22, 2010, 11:21 PM
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I looking at saving up for a new XFX HD6870 Video card to replace my 9800 GT.

What do you guys think of that choice ?
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Old October 22, 2010, 11:31 PM
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That is quite the leap, I am wondering now what your other components are.
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Old October 22, 2010, 11:57 PM
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Sounds pretty good, a 9800GT is pretty dated now, its performance is somewhere close to a 4850, so you should be seeing a pretty huge performance increase with a 6870.
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Old October 23, 2010, 03:33 AM
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good choice, although id go for a 180 dollar 6850 and oc it to 6870 levels :)
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Old October 23, 2010, 03:47 AM
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I liked the Asus more.
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Old October 23, 2010, 05:21 AM
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Old October 23, 2010, 06:33 AM
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What is the rest of your setup?
he has the system spec on the right filled out. :)
personally i'd upgrade the cpu to a decent core2duo/quad before i upgraded the video card.
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he has the system spec on the right filled out. :)
personally i'd upgrade the cpu to a decent core2duo/quad before i upgraded the video card.
agreed, you'll bottleneck.
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well he is getting an E6700which will be quite on the oc menu, so he should be ok, especially if he plays at higher resolutions
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Old October 23, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Is it true that the 6850 and 6870 already hit their oc limit out of the box?
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