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I currently have a reference diamond 5870 and can get rid of it for maybe 200? ( its about 2 + years old)

Let's say i can sell it for 200, should i use that and get a brand new 6870 on the market which is about the same price (give and take)

I know i wont notice any performance gain, but just based on sale value and future resale value (not just from here, CL &ebay too), is it worth it?

any input will be appreciated.

EDIT: i might even save some MORE money based on this sale !!
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post #2 of 31
A diamon hd 5870 wouldnt be worth $200 second hand. The worth of it would be more close to $120 at most. Also its a fair bit faster than a hd 6870 as well
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post #3 of 31
A 5870 is faster than a 6870, hands down.
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post #4 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xyro TR1 View Post
A 5870 is faster than a 6870, hands down.
This. Also 6870 wasn't made to replace 5870.
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post #5 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shame486 View Post
This. Also 6870 wasn't made to replace 5870.
Indeed! Weird, but right! The successor is the 6970.

Also, nice avatar!
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post #6 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xyro TR1 View Post
Indeed! Weird, but right! The successor is the 6970.

Also, nice avatar!
Thx, your avatar is cool also .
Wasn't 6870 made to replace 5770, as far I can remember ?
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post #7 of 31
As stated, 6870 is the '5770' of the 6 series and is designed to be a midrange part.

You would essentially be downgrading.
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post #8 of 31
You will definitely notice a performance DROP. 5870's are pretty damn solid man why not hold onto it? Surely there isn't much that would be causing your system problems.
post #9 of 31
The only reason I switched from my 5870 to my 6950s was the 2GB VRAM (and the crossfire scaling, of course) which I need for EyeFinity. For normal use, a 5870 is more than ample, even with today's current games.
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post #10 of 31
definitely get the 6870. performance are not that far apart and the difference in crossfire is HUGEE. 5870 scaling is terrible while with 6870 you will get almost 100% scaling. not to mention it performs better with tesselations. trust me i've owned both a 5870 CF and 6870 CF and it definitely is the better card
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