6850 or 6870? Is the latter really worth the extra coin?
Title says all.
Recently bought COD Black Ops, painfully obvious my X1950 even though its the required minimum and runs the game is way too slow. Would like a nice healthy bump in performance in the game. I'm not after the best absolute possible resolution or anything, just a nice noticeable improvement would be sufficient.
Wanted to keep the cost around $200, 250 tops. Seems the 6850 is very doable in that range. There are a few 6870 offerings right at the $250 mark. However, I'm hoping to not have to buy a new PSU. So the 6850 gets marks there based off what I've come up googling. Also, the 6870 from the screen shots I've seen looks to be a long sucker, might be an issue in my case, again the 6850 is probably the safer bet.
Finally, I might seriously consider folding again if I have a new GPU that can throw up some decent results on that front.
Not opposed to Nvidia possibly, but I've always been an ATI/AMD fanboy so why I'm eyeballing the 6000 series first. Also not interested in any multiple card setups, etc... just want a single honest mid range card thats a good bang for the buck.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks in advance. Thinking I might just bite the bullet and order a 6850 soon off the egg and be done with it, but thought it might be worth waiting a day or two to see what you all had to say.