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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
http://bf4central.com/battlefield-4-system-requirements/

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.
- 8GB RAM
- 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?
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#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
bump
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#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..
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#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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