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I currently got a Sapphire 4870 Vapor X 1Gb card installed. Looking to upgrade.

 

I was looking at the Sapphire 11179-09-20G HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card from Amazon UK

 

But I've been advised I'd be better with a 2Gb graphics card as I'm running 8Gb of ram on Windows 7 64x.

 

Can anyone advise if this is true and if so what card I should go for. Budget is £125 maximum.

 

Thanks guys.

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The more memory the higher the AF you can have plus large texture files. I can't think of any game that passes 1gb at 1080. But if you were to go to a higher rez you need more memory

 

I'm not a ATI guy I can't tell you a good upgrade. The last ATI card I had was the 4870

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The more memory the higher the AF you can have plus large texture files. I can't think of any game that passes 1gb at 1080. But if you were to go to a higher rez you need more memory

 

I'm not a ATI guy I can't tell you a good upgrade. The last ATI card I had was the 4870

 

Modded Oblivion(At least my mods easily surpassed 1gb), Modded Fallout 3/NV, GTA 4, Battlefield 3. That is just a few of them ;)

 

 

Just go with the 2gb, its always worth it unless the card with more Vram is slower.

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Thanks for the input guys. 2Gb it is. Can anyone suggest a card for around that price though? £125

Don't know how you will find a GPU with 2GB of VRAM at that price.

 

Anywho here is a nice card for you at £130 inc VAT

 

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-205-XF&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1866

 

Scrap that, the sapphire card in your first post is better.

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looking on amazon, there isnt any 2gb cards for under 125 pounds.

 

IMO, i would try and save for a 7850 2gb card, its a shade under 200 pounds, but much faster than a 6850, it will allow for most, if not all games to be maxed out on a fullhd monitor.

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looking on amazon, there isnt any 2gb cards for under 125 pounds.

 

IMO, i would try and save for a 7850 2gb card, its a shade under 200 pounds, but much faster than a 6850, it will allow for most, if not all games to be maxed out on a fullhd monitor.

 

Would this not just get bottle necked with my system being a bit older??

 

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While it might be a bit of a bottleneck now, it would translate forward well when you move into a new PC. The 7850 is not getting a lot of attention because it is not the sexiest card. However bang for the buck the card is really hard to beat.

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Go with HD6870 2GB version. No scope of second thoughts here.

 

I didnt even know there is a 2gb version of the 6870. :dunno:

 

Would this not just get bottle necked with my system being a bit older??

 

Antec 300 Case & Antec 750w Truepower new

Asus P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n

Intel core 2 duo E8500 (3.16ghz) socket 775 Wolfdale

Corsair 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10666 XMS3 DHX Memory Kit

500Gb Sata II h/d & 250Gb ide h/d & 1Tb WD notebook h/d

Windows 7 Home 64x

 

Although it is will be more powerful than what is usually run in a system like yours, the system itself is fully compatible with it, and there arent tooo many games that are highly cpu heavy. and as computer ed stated it will carry nicely over to a new build

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