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I have an aging Radeon HD 4870

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9 months ago#1
What card should I get in order to realize a meaningful upgrade?
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9 months ago#2
The Nvidia marketing team will be along to advise you shortly.

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9 months ago#3
Honestly though, 750 or 750 ti.
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9 months ago#4
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9 months ago#5
You should wait for the 8 series which comes out in October.
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9 months ago#6
I've been in the AMD/ ATI camp for quite a while, so I am actually open to trying out an Nvidia product. However, I've always had the impression that they are expensive and don't offer as much value compared to the Radeons.
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9 months ago#7
I have no idea what your other specs are, or where bottlenecks will lie... but I just built a new system after 6 or 7 years and upgraded the 4870 (among other outmoded stuff) to an R9 270 I got on sale from Newegg. I approve of it, totally. Sips power and frankly has handled everything I've tossed at it. I have no dog in the on going fight, I would have gone with Nvidia had my budget allowed it too for what it's worth.

That 4870 was a workhorse though, I'm sad to see it go after a fashion, little beast managed Far Cry 3 at a playable level even.
9 months ago#8
gwwak posted...
I've been in the AMD/ ATI camp for quite a while, so I am actually open to trying out an Nvidia product. However, I've always had the impression that they are expensive and don't offer as much value compared to the Radeons.


That's mostly just AMD's marketing department. They always try to use the price angle when they can, whereas nVidia just pushes features, technologies, and developer partnerships, even when their prices are better.

That said, what's your budget? Because almost anything would be an upgrade off of a 4870.
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9 months ago#9
What's your budget? 4870 has aged pretty badly compared to today's cards.
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9 months ago#10
My budget is $300-$400. However, if "almost anything" is a significant upgrade, then I don't think I would want to spend that much. For background, my processor is a Phenom II x4 965 3.4 GHz paired with a 6 year old AM2+ motherboard. I bought the Phenom II about a year ago shortly before it was being discontinued when it was going for about $90.
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