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This is probably a very "noob" question, but I've done some searches and due to dating and whatnot I can't seem to find out an accurate price range for what I should be looking at to get my hands on a 5970. I see a few of them local but I just have no judgement of whether they are a good price or not.

SO, what's a good price?

Thanks for the help.
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You should look into the 6970 instead. Newer architecture with better frames for most likely the same price point.
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You should look into the 6970 instead. Newer architecture with better frames for most likely the same price point.
LOL, not really HD5970 would rape a HD6970.
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You should look into the 6970 instead. Newer architecture with better frames for most likely the same price point.
WhaaA?

A 5970 will out perform a 6970 any day... 1GPU vs 2? lol. A 5970 is like sandwiched 5870's which still keep up with the 6970.
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Yeah the 5970 should be quite a bit faster than the 6970. I can't really help on the price point though.
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post #6 of 23
None of you have addressed OP's question.

The 5970 itself is slightly slower than two crossfire'd 5850s. I'd say it's really not worth much more than $350, considering you can get two new 5850s now for $170 each or $150 or less used.

Edit: Sorry I lied. 5970 is slightly faster than two crossfire'd 5850s. Meh, overclocked 5850's can still outperform a 5970. I know from experience.
Edited by kiwiasian - 5/14/11 at 8:15pm
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None of you have addressed OP's question.

The 5970 itself is slightly slower than two crossfire'd 5850s. I'd say it's really not worth much more than $350, considering you can get two new 5850s now for $170 each or $150 or less used.

Edit: Sorry I lied. 5970 is slightly faster than two crossfire'd 5850s. Meh, overclocked 5850's can still outperform a 5970. I know from experience.
Fair enough - I'll be looking around $350 then for now.
Thanks mate +rep
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most of the time they sell for like $375-$425

They are very good for a specific use that i am not allowed to talk about.
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most of the time they sell for like $375-$425

They are very good for a specific use that i am not allowed to talk about.
We arent allowed to talk about that any more?
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$450 with warranty and $350 without warranty.
    
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