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Get another 6870 or get a 7870? Or other? Mainly for Battlefield 4.

#1Ryyaann_Is_BandPosted 9/29/2013 10:00:25 PM
The next big game I plan on playing is Battlefield 4. Looking to play it on High settings with a good consistent framerate.

It is said that the game does perform better on AMD cards too. Pulled this from

Recommended system requirements
The recommended PC system requirements for optimal visual quality and frame rates:
- Quad core CPU (Intel Core i5 or i7) at 3 Ghz
- 4 GB memory (8 GB for 64-bit operating systems)
- A modern DX11 graphics card with 2+ GB of video memory, GeForce 600 series or Radeon 7000 series
- Windows 7 64-bit operating system (Windows 8 is supported as well)
- 30+ GB of free harddrive space

What I have currently:
- i5-2500K (3.3Ghz) but haven't OC'd it yet.
- HD 6870

My Mobo does have another slot so what would be my best bet in my situation? Put in another 6870? Replace the existing one with a 7870? Put in a 7870? Other?
#2daveyman23Posted 9/29/2013 10:09:06 PM
r9 280x! thats what im getting anyway, upgrading from a 560
#3Ryyaann_Is_Band(Topic Creator)Posted 9/30/2013 7:21:41 AM
#4DinglesteedPosted 9/30/2013 7:31:35 AM
I'm going with either a 7970ghz, r9 280x, r9 290, or a gtx 770. Waiting on more details/info on the r9's before I order.
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#5Ryyaann_Is_Band(Topic Creator)Posted 9/30/2013 11:03:03 AM
I'm strictly talking about my situation..
#6greenyoshi46Posted 9/30/2013 11:37:30 AM
Well the R9 280x ofcourse ^^
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#7g7g7g7g7Posted 9/30/2013 12:44:08 PM
Crossfire scaling in the Frostbite engine is decent, between 80-85% on my 6850's BUT I would recommend going for a better single card, sell your 6870 and try to stretch your budget to a 7950 or its replacement when it arrives.

You should wait a few months a save a few dollars for a potentially much better and more reliable upgrade than crossfire.
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#8QuestofChosenPosted 9/30/2013 1:05:26 PM
I would just get the 7870 or wait for the x270. The x270 looks like a higher clocked 7870 XT.
#9Sc24lifePosted 9/30/2013 1:43:51 PM
Question regarding the interface of video cards in general. I only have a display port to dvi adapter. Are there varying interfaces for each series of card, or does each series usually have the same interface?
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#10_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 9/30/2013 4:53:55 PM
I would sell the 6870 and go for a 7950. Seems like the better deal and it is more likely to give you the desired performance in BF4.
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