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I get that it's 2gb, but you could get a 6950 2gb for 2x less and it's better..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-109-_-Product
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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
I get that it's 2gb, but you could get a 6950 2gb for 2x less and it's better..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-109-_-Product
They haven't priced it again. Least not yet.
    
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It has 6 mini display ports for uber Eyefinity, if that's what you're into.
 
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seems like you'd need a more powerful gpu than the 5870 to use 6 monitors..
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Depends on what you are using it for, heck some less intensive games it would run ok at medium settings. But there is no real good reason that it is that expensive anymore.

They were going on sale for 200-$250 not that long ago if I recall
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This was the flagship "best" single GPU solution of the 5xxx line. That plus the 6 DisplayPorts. That's probably MSRP, never lowered.
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post #9 of 10
That's not the real reason.

Electronics either go out of stock or the prices stay sticky for a while.

But you might say, what about the cheaper 5870 cards? Those get released at a lower price point and prices stay sticky on those too.
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They don't want you to buy it? On the other hand you could have bought the Sapp E6 for 180 month ago.
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