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5870 > 6870 90% of time, usually by low margins, sometimes by a decent margin. Check this comparison by a user here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/864...vs-5870-a.html

Unigen was a shocker to me, wasn't expecting 15-20 FPS difference (5870 > 6870 there). So why pay more and get less?
Nice Link man, well, if i was still on the fence at all, that pushed me right off lol, thanks.
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I have a HD 5870 that I upgraded to a gtx 580. I can only tell you that the 5870 was a very good card, ran all games at max everything, and so good at running cool. Hope this helps.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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5870 > 6870 90% of time, usually by low margins, sometimes by a decent margin. Check this comparison by a user here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/864...vs-5870-a.html

Unigen was a shocker to me, wasn't expecting 15-20 FPS difference (5870 > 6870 there). So why pay more and get less?

Look at most reviews and the 6870 and 5870 are on par or within 1-2 fps, or within margin, favoring neither card. The 6870 however has much better tessellation performance due to the updates to the architecture. Along with better power consumption.
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Glad you got the info you needed to make an informed choice Asmodean. Let us know when you get the card and how it works for ya. I love upgrading my GPU's. Can't wait for my next upgrade time (waiting for 6950's to drop to a price where I can Xfire for ~$350).

Cheers!

Edit> Gnome makes an ok point about tesselation if thats important to you, as the performance diff between 5870 and 6870 are very minor, expect for a few times when it gets a decent lead... not often. But I think the 6870 is even higher up in price and Asmodean seemed like the 5870 was pushing his budget limit.
Edited by Fuell - 5/3/11 at 12:13pm
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5870 is similar to 6950. Only difference is that You can unlock refference 6950 to 6970 which is much faster than 5870
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5870 > 6870 90% of time, usually by low margins, sometimes by a decent margin. Check this comparison by a user here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/864...vs-5870-a.html

Unigen was a shocker to me, wasn't expecting 15-20 FPS difference (5870 > 6870 there). So why pay more and get less?
I would have expected it.

The 5870 has 480 more stream processing units than the 6870. Newer tech or not, that gives it some raw HP advantage in some situations.

If your willing to spend more cash over the 6870, I think you sort of owe it to yourself to do it right and get a 6950 2GB. =D Seem to be able to find a few for under 200 quid
    
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5870 is similar to 6950. Only difference is that You can unlock refference 6950 to 6970 which is much faster than 5870
C'mon, thats getting far over this guys budget, look at his source, and search for a 6950 2GB card... huge difference in price, and he's paying a little more than he was planning already...
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5870 is not equal to a 6870, it is easily better, and way better then a 6850. A 5870 beats a 6950 a lot of the time. I would call a 5870=6950.
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Now im trying to find out if it'l fit in my case before i press the 'order' button lol, the 4870 vapor-x toxic i have atm are bloody huge like, theres about 1mm space left lol, if its any bigger then that, trying to find the 4870 size spec on saphire-tech, w/o luck as of yet
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I think the 4870 is 10.5" while a 5870 is 11" and there was a few at 11.1" AFAIK. You might have to do some cutting to fit it in there... got a removable HDD cage? I know nothing about that case...
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