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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post
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
Lol, 5870 scaling is not "terrible". It's around 70-80%, which obviously isn't that bad.

Second, OP is looking for a single card, not CF. So your point is irrelevant.
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thanks for all the replies, if my reference diamond can be only fetched for around 120 like someone said earlier, then obviously i am going to keep it, I thought it would be worth
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post #13 of 31
I'd suggest selling it now, there is a huge demand for 5870s because of the bitcoin bubble(Looking to pop soon). You can sell it and get a 6970.
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=rad...on+5870&_rdc=1
Edited by DrHeadbang - 6/13/11 at 2:52pm
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if i try to sell it for 200 on CL, should i be ok or higher/lower?
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post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post
A diamon hd 5870 wouldnt be worth $200 second hand. The worth of it would be more close to $120 at most.
What!!! I just sold HD5870 for $230 on here.

EDIT
I sold it within 5 hour.
Here is the sale post.
http://www.overclock.net/completed-t...d5870-1gb.html
Edited by dixson01974 - 6/13/11 at 8:33pm
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post #16 of 31
I'd buy your 5870 for 150....
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post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post
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
This is correct. Also, consider most 6870 will do 1000+mhz on the gpu. With the improved tessellation and insane crossfire scaling you can't go wrong.
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post #18 of 31
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what if i am just planning on 1 single card without any crossfire. So 5870 or 6870?
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5870.
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post #20 of 31
5870 is worth more at this point 250+ is quite probable if you put it on ebay
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