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5870 is a bit faster, but if you ever want to CF... The 6870 would serve you better.
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I genuinely only have enough money for this 5870. And even then I've had to sell stuff. Parents are paying for the monitor.

CF isn't happening, so the 5870 should be fine, right?
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yea, 5870 will be fine.
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post #14 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
I was under the impression the 5870 is more powerful. I might be wrong however.

To be honest this is the card I want, I just don't know if it's stable enough, really.
Do not buy non ref XFX products they really cheap out on them... id suggest going for a 6870 due to it being the newest kind of card out that you can afford....
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Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
Do not buy non ref XFX products they really cheap out on them... id suggest going for a 6870 due to it being the newest kind of card out that you can afford....
My worry is that I've heard they cheap out on them. Thats why I posted to be honest.

Newest doesn't bother me. Fastest however...
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post #16 of 43
This would be a more reliable and cooler (temp) option.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-m...s-free-shogun2

You lose some performance... Worth it in my opinion.
You could probably safely overclock that card to meet the performance of a 5870.
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This would be a more reliable and cooler (temp) option.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-m...s-free-shogun2

You lose some performance... Worth it in my opinion.
You could probably safely overclock that card to meet the performance of a 5870.
I had considered that. I don't OC at all, but I do trust MSI products...
You've set my brain going..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
I had considered that. I don't OC at all, but I do trust MSI products...
You've set my brain going..
MSI makes good products and the Twin Frozer Cooler is one of the best. It's one of the best air coolers you can get.

I'd do the Hawk over the 5870 any day of the week.
post #19 of 43
tbh that is a better idea to get the MSI. Should run cooler and quieter as well.

*EDIT*

if you could just strech to £180 you could get this:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-255-AS
Edited by driftingforlife - 5/3/11 at 11:32am
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I'm going for the MSI HD6870 Hawk. On offer it's only £4 more than the XFX, and I trust MSI. My CPU will bottleneck it whatever happens anyway.

How much performance will I lose, though?
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