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Difference between 5870 and 6870

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Hi guys, im posting because im looking at buying a 5870 and i wondered what is the difference between a 5870 and a 6870. I have heard that its not worth the extra money. Is it?
post #2 of 15
The 5870 is a good bit faster.
post #3 of 15
5870 is the winner here.
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The 6870 is a bit longer, and the 5870 is a bit faster, just a little bit though.
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Yea as others said 5870 is a good upgrade. The 6870 is the replacement for the 5770 so it wont be as good as the 5870 either.
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6870 scales a bit better in crossfire though.
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Well i guess that is sorted then smile.gif Thanks all for your input =!
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Originally Posted by Timlander;13612193 
Yea as others said 5870 is a good upgrade. The 6870 is the replacement for the 5770 so it wont be as good as the 5870 either.

I wonder why they didn't call it the 6770 then.
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5870 is better in single GPU configs, while the 6870 in CFX would beat 5870 CFX, also power/heat. Better Dx11 performance also with the 6000 series.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamyy10;13612237 

I wonder why they didn't call it the 6770 then.

changed the naming scheme for this gen, the 6770 is the exact same as 5770 as it is only a rebrand
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip;13612226 
6870 scales a bit better in crossfire though.

that's true, but 2x5870 bows to no one, and the cheapest 5870 I see are like 230USD, so if you have the money go for it
   
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