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Like everybody else is saying, 6870 fo sho.
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post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fooliobass View Post
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.
Thanks for the comparisons.
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What games do you plan on playing in what resolutions?
Maxed out FSX, bad company 2 (w/ project reality), ship simulator, LOMAC.

What about crossfire, either card... would the 6870 still be better?
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post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetboy623 View Post
Thanks for the comparisons.

Maxed out FSX, bad company 2 (w/ project reality), ship simulator, LOMAC.

What about crossfire, either card... would the 6870 still be better?
Get a new PSU before any upgrades. Your Diablotek is an tragedy waiting to happen.

(No, I'm not trying to be a prick. Your PSU is terribad.)
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Get a new PSU before any upgrades. Your Diablotek is an tragedy waiting to happen.

(No, I'm not trying to be a prick. Your PSU is terribad.)
Well then... that's frustrating to hear. I just purchased and installed that about 2 months ago...
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Okay, I would hate to turn this into a whole 'nother thread, but which ATI brand is better?
XFX, or Visiontek??? I absolutely hate the look of sapphire cards, and all the other companies are supposedly not good w/ o/c. Weirdly enough, I want a certain shape and look of the card (lmao). I'm looking for a card that is a perfect rectangle shape (Which is why I narrowed it down to XFX and Visiontek)
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Well then... that's frustrating to hear. I just purchased and installed that about 2 months ago...
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post #17 of 27
There all the same, different cooler designs, minor changes in things like clock speed.
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As long as there isn't much load put on the PSU, I'm sure it will be fine, but as soon as it get's a 300W+ load, d-i-a-B-L-O-t-e-k will take one or more of your precious components with it Strong suggestion to get a good PSU before investing in a new GPU...nice catch sLowEnd
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1) Get a good PSU. Anything 350-400w will do a single card setup with those cards fine. Anything 550-600w will do crossfire fine. Choose from this list.

2) The 6870 is ROUGHLY as fast as a 5870. Single card, the 5870 is slightly faster. In crossfire, the 6870's walk all over the 5870's.

Seriously, get rid of that PSU ASAP. That's maybe a 200w unit at best. Then step into a new card.

And I'd personally avoid XFX cards. They have bad non reference cards, and even worse warranty support. I'd personally suggest an Asus, MSI, or a Gigabyte. Visiontek is great too (with a lifetime warranty as well), and Sapphire makes some of the best ones out there.
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I owned one 6870 at first. You can play bf2 all maxed out to every setting, BUT when the frags, grenades, rpgs, and more ppl show on the screen than the game starts lagging/choppy. I think turning down a couple settings will solve that problem.

Once I CF 6870 all the problems are gone. The only game i can't play at max is Metro 2033 ... go figure its the craziest demanding game out there =(
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