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Poll Results: XFX or Not XFX?

Poll expired: May 18, 2011  
  • 28% (6)
    Yes! XFX rocks!
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    No! XFX never!
  • 33% (7)
    Get the cheapest one.
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post #11 of 19
your better off with a 6950 1gb. only a $20 dollars more after rebate. And the 6950 is 25% more powerful than the 6870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-523-_-Product

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

If your going to go with any brand I recomend sapphire. They have awesome customer service and their products are top of the line
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I think what is surprising everyone is your choice to loose some of your 3d processing power. AMD changed their naming conventions for their card performance. If your system is being used for gaming or folding the HD5850 is a more powerful card than the HD6870. In fact you would loose quite a few stream processors until you did crossfire the 6870 and at that point in games the x-fired 6870's will loose their power use advantage. In my recommended opinion I would sit on the 5850 and wait for the HD7xxx series cards this fall or go HD6950 or GTX560ti or better.

I'm interested in the 7xxx series cards... could you talk more about them? I had no clue about 7xxx series coming out.
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your better off with a 6950 1gb. only a $20 dollars more after rebate. And the 6950 is 25% more powerful than the 6870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523&cm_re=6950-_-14-150-523-_-Product

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

If your going to go with any brand I recomend sapphire. They have awesome customer service and their products are top of the line

I was gonna get 6850... And I decided give a good death to my wallet and get 6870. I can't afford 6950 right now.
I'm upgrading my rig to a very high end rig. But GPU gonna have to wait to be high end.. that's why I was deciding to CF them.. Get one with my rig and cf it later...
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The Gigabyte GV-R687D5-1GD-B 6870 is a good reference card. I used two of them in Crossfire and they worked very well. They ran 1000/1200 @ 1.195v with EK waterblocks on them no problem.
     
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AMD before the end of the year is looking to release their next radions. Most people think it will be binned as hd7xxx. The development cycle is referenced as 'southern islands'. It is expected to be at least Direct X 11. It is rumored to be a die shrink to .28 fabrication. It could retain cayman architecture or could a new design layout the public has not seen yet. It might also feed your kids pb&j sandwiches and turn into a plane and fly you to an Island for retirement. Those last two are really unfounded rumors meant to scare NVIDIA. We don't think graphics cards can really feed kids while we play wow yet.
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When XFX used to make Nvidia cards...thats typically what I bought back in the day..
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post #17 of 19
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Dang it! I always struggle when it comes to Video cards!! Hahahah

I dont know what to freaking buy! I can't find any good 6870 referenced card besdies the XFX... Gigabyte's referenced card seems a good option but no where to find.
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Dang it! I always struggle when it comes to Video cards!! Hahahah

I dont know what to freaking buy! I can't find any good 6870 referenced card besdies the XFX... Gigabyte's referenced card seems a good option but no where to find.
I have two for sale right now, but, I have EK waterblocks on them right now and prefer to sell them assembled, rather than take all apart again. They were used for 1 month in Crossfire.
     
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I have two for sale right now, but, I have EK waterblocks on them right now and prefer to sell them assembled, rather than take all apart again. They were used for 1 month in Crossfire.
With "I have two for sale" You mean Gigabyte referneced cards or XFX?

PM me.. I'm interested.
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