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Do you need the 5870 E6 card for a specific reason? You can get a brand new Asus 6970 DCII which is E6 for 400-ish iirc.
Two reasons:
I really like my card
I don't want to have to sell it

But I might be persuaded to get the 6970 instead. Problem is I live in Alaska so everyone wants me to pay their damn shipping.
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Sorry I should have specified that I want the 2gb version.

Here 2GB Good Locky
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Either get one used or forget it, those prices are abysmal.
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post #14 of 23
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Two reasons:
I really like my card
I don't want to have to sell it

But I might be persuaded to get the 6970 instead. Problem is I live in Alaska so everyone wants me to pay their damn shipping.
Like I asked above do you really need E6 and use all 6 ports? CFX 58xx gen cards isn't anywhere near the level of scaling with Caymens, all stop.

If you can get by with 5 outputs, look at Sapph 6950 Flex card.
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Like I asked above do you really need E6 and use all 6 ports? CFX 58xx gen cards isn't anywhere near the level of scaling with Caymens, all stop.

If you can get by with 5 outputs, look at Sapph 6950 Flex card.
Truth be told I use one monitor LOL.

I picked up the E6 because it was $170 on newegg when I built the rig. I should have picked up two.

So I guess I should just go with 2x 6970 CFX?
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Truth be told I use one monitor LOL.

I picked up the E6 because it was $170 on newegg when I built the rig. I should have picked up two.

So I guess I should just go with 2x 6970 CFX?
Hehe, ok you DO NOT need E6 for any reason. Just get a 6950 cfx or 6970 cfx. Either will scale much better than 5870 E6 cfx.
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Hehe, ok you DO NOT need E6 for any reason. Just get a 6950 cfx or 6970 cfx. Either will scale much better than 5870 E6 cfx.
Alright thanks. Guess I'll delete my "Wanted: 5870" post and put it up for sale.
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Truth be told I use one monitor LOL.

I picked up the E6 because it was $170 on newegg when I built the rig. I should have picked up two.

So I guess I should just go with 2x 6970 CFX?

if you have the cash yes. Pls dont put that kinda money on a card of that age. its a dead end road if you do.
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How good is a 5870 compared to a 6950? Its not really worth an upgrade from me is it?
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How good is a 5870 compared to a 6950? Its not really worth an upgrade from me is it?
Have a look and compare them here.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/294?vs=293
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