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post #1 of 11
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started looking at a 6850 and got caught in the 'but for $X more i can get this card' loop until i thought I wanted a 6970, I've come back to deciding between a 6790, 6850 or 6870.

Powercolor 6790 - $138
Powercolor 6850 - $149
Powercolor 6870 - $169

Which of these is gonna provide the best Price/Performance ratio? I've usually read the 6850, but the price differences were always much higher.
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post #2 of 11
stay away from the 6790, it's fail.

I'd go with either the 6850 or the 6870, to be honest with only $20 between them I'd go with the 6870.

Benches here - http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=290

I'd say it's worth the extra buck.

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I agree, the 6790 is 11$ less and is a nice bit slower and uses more power than the 6850. The 6870 is the best value of the 3
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post #4 of 11
6870 is about equal to a 560 Ti in a lot of games.
 
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Polymerabbit View Post
6870 is about equal to a 560 Ti in a lot of games.
LOL WUT?!?!?!?!?!?

It's no where near the performance of the 560ti.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=330

At max res it's getting slaughtered.
post #6 of 11
haha,
heard it a bit around this site 6870 = 560ti ..... but there wrong,

why they are both mentions so much though as they are prob the two best price/performance cards.

jsut one is 120 or so more, but it is well and truly that much more powerful,

and get the best card u can afford,
the 6870 is the one to get !!! of those u put forward, keep going up the scale and u get better performance, but it is a good little card !
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post #7 of 11
the 6870 is a great card for it's price and low power consumption. They also scale very well in SLi.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
LOL WUT?!?!?!?!?!?

It's no where near the performance of the 560ti.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=330

At max res it's getting slaughtered.
Actually it's getting slaughtered at lower resolutions, nVidia cards do that.

560 Ti is definitely the better card, but in the non 'nVidia sponsored games' the 6870 can come pretty close.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 11/3/11 at 4:12am
 
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post #9 of 11
Ultimately, the GTX560ti is just better than the 6870.

The 6950 is the main competitor for the GTX560.

C
post #10 of 11
Back to the topic on hand

For 13% more money you get between 20-30% more performance by taking the 6870 over the 6850.
 
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