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Hi Folks, I'm the first to admit that I am clueless when it comes to GPU's so there's no need to point that out because I'd just agree. But I presently have a Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770, (long-ass name isn't it?). I have found that it runs best O/C'd to 945 MHz core and 1330 MHz mem.

However I see a new deal out there, (Tigerdirect), for an XFX Radeon HD 6870 for about $165.00. Now I have gone to the GPU comparative ratings charts and I must guess that I simply am not grasping that ratings system.

So I would like to know from those who are particularly enlightened regarding GPU's if the XFX Radeon HD 6870 will make a reasonable obvious difference over my present Saph Rad HD 5770?

The fact is that I run ONLY one monitor, (25" wide angle), and spend most of my time on MSFX flight sim. I have read that FSX is more CPU than GPU intensive but I did see a noticeable difference when I dropped in my new HD 5770 5 or so months ago. So I'm wondering if the HD 6870 will be a pretty good step ahead if I bought it.

Please note that I'm aware of several better or maybe more powerful GPUs out there but I'm looking to stay in that $170.00 to $190.00 zone. The following are the specs on the XFX HD 6870 and some basic specs on my Saph HD 5770 before O/C:
THANK YOU!!

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe, Includes Dirt3
Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0
Interface Speed: x16
Connector(s): Dual DVI
HDMI
Dual mini-Display Port
Multiple Monitors Support: Yes
Max. Monitors Supported: 3
Chipset: ATI Radeon
GPU Series: AMD Radeon HD 6000
Lifestyle: Enthusiast
GPU/VPU: Radeon HD 6870
Additional Features: ATI Avivo HD Technology
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Video Memory: 1GB
Stream Processors: 960
Core Clock: 900 MHz
Memory Clock: 4200 MHz
Overclocked: No
APIs: DirectX 11
OpenCL
1080p Support: Yes
Video Output: DVI
HDMI
Display Port
Low Profile: No
Cooling Type: Fan
Multi-GPU Support: CrossFire-X
Minimum PSU Wattage Requirement: 500 Watt


Sapphire Vapor-x Radeon HD 5770
Output 2 x Dual-Link DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort

GPU 860 MHz Core Clock
40 nm Chip
800 x Stream Processors

Memory 1024 MB Size
128 -bit GDDR5
4800 MHz Effective

Software Driver CD
DIRT 2 Coupon-(Game edition only)
SIM HD(Enhance the video quality for IM)-(Full package only)
Edited by wingclip - 6/15/11 at 2:26pm
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/296?vs=290

its a pretty good upgrade
    
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Gtx 460 better choi e cost like 149$ Newegg
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Thanks to both of you! Is there anything about the GTX 460 that I should look at? So far, I've seen blogs that seem to fall in favor of the HD 5770, (my present card), over the GTX 460. In fact, it was for that reason that I chose the HD 5770 back when I was looking for a better card.

Don't get me wrong, I've been eyeing GTX for quite some time and I would have no problem switch from ATI to Nvidia in a heartbeat, (I play no favorites), but I'm just trying to understand that suggestion.

Presently, I use MSI for O/Cing my ATI card. Will the GTX OC better? Is that what you're saying? If so, about how well? I see you have a GTS 450. I haven't checked as to what kind of power that has or the price yet but I assume that you get what you want from it.

Trenton has that 6950 which, if I remember correctly, is a great card but costs quite a bit! Anyway, I just want to make sure I'm not paying extra money, (or more than I paid for the 5770), just because the card can operate 3 monitors at once.

Thanks again and I'll go back and look at that GTX but if you get a minute, (Shishir), please give me a little more education on that GTX and/or why you think it's better than the 6870. Thanks
post #5 of 10
With Flight Sim you wont see much difference at all. My friend went from 2x HD 5770's in crossfire to one overclocked 5770 to one 6950 (2GB). The high clocked 5770 was just as good as the 6950 on one monitor at 1080p. FSX is just to CPU dependent.
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Get this one.

Awesome fan solution and reliable company.

Be aware that it's something like 11" long.
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Thank You ML241. That is really what I needed to hear because I had that suspicion. As I had said in the post, I knew FSX was CPU intensive and I did get much better results with the 5770 but that's probably because the 5770 was replacing my on-board HD 4220.

The biggest improvement was when I OC'd the CPU to 4GHz and turned up the 5770 to 945/1330. So I'm apt to believe that you're right. I have heard some talk that the new "MS Flight" that may come out in December is coded much more like most other video games and therefore will respond much more noticably to the higher end cards.
Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13888954 
Get this one.

Awesome fan solution and reliable company.

Be aware that it's something like 11" long.

Wow! that looks hot but at 11" I'm not sure I can fit that in my stock case. Still, there's a chance it will. The price looks right for the action. I'll keep it in mind if MS ever gets their new "Flight" game out. The coding in that is supposed to be more like most other video games. Thanks for the tip!
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Originally Posted by wingclip;13889066 
Wow! that looks hot but at 11" I'm not sure I can fit that in my stock case. Still, there's a chance it will. The price looks right for the action. I'll keep it in mind if MS ever gets their new "Flight" game out. The coding in that is supposed to be more like most other video games. Thanks for the tip!

What case do you have?
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I have an HP p6230f and pretty much changed out everything in it except the mobo which is a locked up Foxconn Aloe X3. The case is small, (standard HP cases), but I'm a veteran machinist, (among other things), and with some minor sheetmetal modifications I made on the side case lid, managed to fit my latest addition, the H50 liquid cool Corsair.

But I think that I have enough room to fit that 11" card if I wanted to. I can't be sure though and would have to open and check if I were to consider buying that card.

But in the future I see moving my 'additions' to a new mid tower and replacing the mobo with a far better board. I also may move on to the i7 950 only because of the possible 4.5GHz plus that I think I can get out of it.
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