Jan 18, 2010
I recently built my computer around october and it was right before the 5xxx series were released and i have a 4870 currently. Im also a big crysis fan who wants dx11 for crysis but is it really necessary for the extra money? its either the 5850 or the 5870, i thought of crossfiring my 4870 with another one in CFX8 but is it worth it?

Rig :
Athlon ii X4 620 3.6Ghz Oc
XMS2 DDR2 800mhz
Biostar 790GX 128M
Sapphire 4870
Antec Earthwatts 650
Hyper 212+ Cpu cooler
Antec 902 Case
24" Viewsonic
Cheap Microsoft keyboard and Mouse

planning to get a 955 for sure


Aug 15, 2006
i think if u get a good deal or something then dx 11 is good as i think this will last a bit longer than dx 10 because before the launch of dx 10, there were talks about dx10.1 and dx11. but with the launch of dx 11, there is no talks of anything newer. thus there is a high chance that this will last a bit longer. and also win7 supports dx 11.


Jul 4, 2008
DX11 isn't a valid reason to upgrade a video card. I would dare say it will be a year or more before there is more than a dozen DX11 games worth even having. If you had a terrible video card I would say why not but yours is fine.
I agree, and mainly for this reason. The 4xxx series are hard to come by, and the longer you wait, the harder theyll be to find, and pricing could actually go up on them.
If it turns out DX11 is killer in a few games, by that point, the nVidia and ATI solutions should be cheaper as said