willyjwebb wrote:damn, any idea on what performance ill get from the card, so far, it doesnt seem to run much better than a gts 250
I went from a GTX 260 to a 4870 512mb crossfire setup and the crossfire setup ran MUCH faster. Still, you could invest in am HD 7870 or even 7850 and outperform it. If you want to go Nvidia then hit up a GTX 650 ti Boost or price reduced GTX 660. It will be an amazing ~$170 well spent!
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Even a 650 Ti/7850 would be far faster than what you have. If you want a similarly performing part and just want better driver support, try a 7770. The 650 plain jane edition tends to be a bit slower than it.
As others have stated, nope. The 4870X2 is done in terms of immediate support and has been added to AMD's legacy line. I have a 4870X2 sitting around, while it does scale almost 100 percent in some games, others just didn't take advantage of it for it to be of use. Plus it runs hot and has a high power consumption. Give it a run compared to what you're currently running to see performance gains for yourself. You can tweak some of the CF settings to help with games, and new game profiles can help, but it's and old card that has little support now. I personally like nvidia's drivers that seem to provide longer support for their products.