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Which one in your opinion? No nvidia persuaders plz...
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6870. plunty of power to max alot of games.
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The 6870 is by far better, 5770 = 6770, not even a close choice unless $$ is a big factor
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i owned the xfx 5770, now i have the 6870. moving to the 6870 was a good move. i think the 128 bit interface is what holds the 5770 back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85;13888701 
The 6870 is by far better, 5770 = 6770, not even a close choice unless $$ is a big factor

No. 5770 = 6870.

Regardless, get the 6870 as it will handle DX11 better than a 5770
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Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy;13888806 
No. 5770 = 6870.

Regardless, get the 6870 as it will handle DX11 better than a 5770

No. 5770 = 6770.
The 6870 is is somewhat replacing the 5770 poduct placement, but the 5770 and 6770 are identical. Hence, 5770 = 6770. The 6870 is overall a much better card and is somewhat higher in the lineup than the 5770 was anyways. Besides the 6870 is 1120 stream processors, is 800 so the 6870 is stream count the same as a 5830 however with an improved tesselation engine and better stream processor design. So, the 6870 is basicly the 5830's old product placement.

To op, the 6870 is a much better choice.
Edited by Build It Fast - 6/15/11 at 8:16pm
    
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
No. 5770 = 6870.

Regardless, get the 6870 as it will handle DX11 better than a 5770
No. 5770 =/= 6870

6870 will be much better for everything
What games do you plan on playing in what resolutions?


Edit: Just to be more specific
5770 = 6770 ~ 4870
5830 ~ 6790
5850 < 6870
Edited by Hobybobag - 6/15/11 at 8:24pm
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5770 vs. 6870
$106.99 vs. $164.99 AR
800 vs. 1120 Stream Processing Units
850 vs. 900 Core Clock
1200 vs. 1050 Memory Clock
128 vs. 256 Bit Memory Interface
OpenGL 3.2 vs. OpenGL 4.1
1 6-pin vs. 2 6-pin Power

So heres what it really comes down to...
6870 is a stronger card than the 5770.
If you have to have the newer OpenGL 4.1 then you go with the 6870, if you only have 1 6-pin power cable you go with the 5770.

A lot of the other stats get buried in the mix but I believe the biggest difference between the two cards would come from the 128 vs. 256 bit interface.

I recently purchased the R5770 MSI Hawk to upgrade my on board 4250. I was expecting the world of difference, and there has been a bit of improvement; however, not the world changing, earth shattering change I was hoping for from an on board to dedicated upgrade.... so.. In conclusion
Go with the 6870 if you don't mind the cash difference... months down the road you wont be wishing you got the slower card.
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damn i remember when i bought my 5770 back then for $210, only last year too
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Firebeard;13889283 
damn i remember when i bought my 5770 back then for $210, only last year too

Ouch... Just shows the rate at which the price of technology moves around. I started price watching the 5770 back at Black Friday and finally bought when the price hit $100 AR for a sale.
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