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5870 for single card. I just went from crossfire 5770 to single 6870. The 6870 is not as powerful as the 5770s. And AFAIK 5770 crossfire = 5870. I love my 6870, but do see in benchmarks how the 5770s were better, BUT my new CPU makes up the difference lol.
   
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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
You can get 180-200 for it easy. Just go to the wanted section. No way you sale it for 120, that's absurd. In fact i just passed on a 200 dollar offer 2 days ago because I didnt feel I could get anything better for the money, and i cant. I kinda wanted a 560Ti just to play with and frys had one on sale for 210 but after tax more like 230 and its not worth it. Especially if you have a ref version. FYI All ref cards are gonna operate pretty much the same regardless of brand. Brand is just more for warranty purposes. I had a 6870 before the 5870 and of course its not as fast, but if you want to crossfire it will be nice, plus 6870's may be easier to find cheaper.
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by lazi punk View Post
what if i am just planning on 1 single card without any crossfire. So 5870 or 6870?
5870 will win.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/294?vs=290
Here is a link for you to compare video cards.^^^^
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Really, the only reasonable upgrade would be a GTX 570 or higher, for nvidia or a 6970 or higher. 5870's are pretty powerful, out performing everything, and being on par with GTX 480.
    
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Really, the only reasonable upgrade would be a GTX 570 or higher, for nvidia or a 6970 or higher. 5870's are pretty powerful, out performing everything, and being on par with GTX 480.
Lol, are you willing to test that ? My GTX 470 @800MHz pumps out the same amount of FPS as a stock GTX 480. Post your 3D Mark 2011 score.

HD6870 is the HD5870 replacement. Not only it was much cheaper at launch (in order to compete with Nvidia) it's a much better card in DX11.
post #26 of 31
I would sell the 5870 while it's hot, and get a 6870 which are now less then 200 and pocket the rest(or get something faster, if you want). With the newest drivers the cards perform similarly, and the 6870 will be better in DX11. If you can't get a decent amount though, then it's probably best just to keep it.

The 6870 is not the replacement to the 5870. They just named them similar because the performance was pretty crazy for a mid range part, almost matching the previous single GPU flagship.

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5870 for single card. I just went from crossfire 5770 to single 6870. The 6870 is not as powerful as the 5770s. And AFAIK 5770 crossfire = 5870. I love my 6870, but do see in benchmarks how the 5770s were better, BUT my new CPU makes up the difference lol.
Actually at all stock the 6870 and Xfire 5770s will be pretty much even. The 5770s will take the edge when overclocked just because they have more headroom. The difference in DX11 games is a few frames from what I've seen.
Edited by Horsemama1956 - 6/14/11 at 4:39pm
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Definitely sell the 5870. They fetch quite a lot on ebay right now. I have seen plenty go for around 300. You could even grab a 6950 with that money
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post #28 of 31
What's the cause of hyper-inflated asking prices on the 5870 in my sig that I got on newegg.ca a few months ago for $199? Was I just lucky, or has this Bitcoin thing tilted that market so much? If so, why?
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post #29 of 31
I was kind of wondering the same thing, except with a 6970. I was looking at getting the top of the line asus. I currently have a 5870 and questioned if it would be a wise decision to "upgrade", or if it even was an upgrade. I am also trying to keep future games in mind and which might be better in the long run. I am only using 1 monitor to game on so im not looking to get anything for eyefinity specifically.
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post #30 of 31
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Lol, are you willing to test that ? My GTX 470 @800MHz pumps out the same amount of FPS as a stock GTX 480. Post your 3D Mark 2011 score.

HD6870 is the HD5870 replacement. Not only it was much cheaper at launch (in order to compete with Nvidia) it's a much better card in DX11.
Your comparing an OC card to the next card at sock, cant do that. Both cards will OC. The HD 6870 was not replacement for the 5870. The 6950 was. At at introduction the 6950 was only as good as the 5870, but with driver updates has pulled away on some games. The 6850/6870 were meant to replace the 5770/5830 generation of cards.

You are right about the direct X 11 part, and it scales better then 2 5870's, so in some games crossfired 6870's actually beat crossfired 5870's where as 1 on 1 it will almost never.

Good comparison here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/a...ange-market/11
Edited by Chuckclc - 6/14/11 at 10:17pm
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