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Windows 7: Get a 6870 now .. or wait for the 7870s ..

13 Jan 2012   #1
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Get a 6870 now .. or wait for the 7870s ..

I am window shopping for a new system, and decided on the 6870. But just recently the 7000s started to get released. Should I wait till the 7870s come out and get one of those or get a 6870 then .. or get the 6870 now?


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14 Jan 2012   #2
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Does your motherboard support PCI.E 3.0?
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14 Jan 2012   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Josh,

"If you constantly wait around for the next best thing, you will wait forever"

"In always waiting for the best, you will often be severely disappointed"
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14 Jan 2012   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I just crossfired 2- 6870's you will be better off
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14 Jan 2012   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I understand you are from the States, but another thing to consider is the 6870 was just over £200 here in the UK when it was first released. It has been out a fairly long time now so can be had for as little as £120.

I imagine when the 7870 is first released it will also be over £200 and at present a 6950 can be bought for less than that.

Cheers

Paul.
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14 Jan 2012   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I understand you are from the States, but another thing to consider is the 6870 was just over £200 here in the UK when it was first released. It has been out a fairly long time now so can be had for as little as £120.

I imagine when the 7870 is first released it will also be over £200 and at present a 6950 can be bought for less than that.

Cheers

Paul.
Paul is right Uk is more price friendly then US sometimes
But keep in mind 6870 is a solid card so is the 6950 or 6970 if you have about 350.00 cash limit you can have the top of the 3 for a bit under 350.00

Which will be about 50% cheaper then a 7870
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14 Jan 2012   #7
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
I just crossfired 2- 6870's you will be better off
seconded..!!
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14 Jan 2012   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

did you notice OP has a 430W psu?

he'll need to upgrade that if he wants to run a second gfx card.
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14 Jan 2012   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
did you notice OP has a 430W psu?

he'll need to upgrade that if he wants to run a second gfx card.
Well he would need a new Psu period to run just one 6870 but then again people have special psu that are rated under the recommended speed and still does the job

minimal requirment is 500 watt psu and to X-fire 600

Also in my other Post about the X-fire situation Ivan the so so gave me a PSU calculator the Op can use this to determan if this is suitable

from Ivan the soso-----Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator

Another possible option would be to add a second power supply if possible....
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14 Jan 2012   #10
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I will be building a whole new system .. I'll be giving this system to my sister or my parents once I build this new rig.

Thanks all .. I'll add the 6870 to my cart!
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