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Looks like some 6870s are going cheap nowadays, probably due of the release of the 7000 series. Would it be worth upgrading to one of these? gaming mainly.


Its a Sapphire HD6870 with 1GB and clocked at 900MHZ
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maybe you can find another 5770 and crossfire them?
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No it wouldn't, save a little and go for the 7850 2GB ($240). I have a 5770 also and am just waiting for amd's next price drop.
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It will definitely be quite the performance upgrade, especially in RAM bandwidth since the 6870 has 256-bit GDDR5 vs the 5770's 128-bit. The GPU itself packs quite a bit more punch too.

If it's affordable to you, I see no reason not to upgrade.
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Why don't you go 7770, the are really cheap?
I just got an Asus, and it really perform outstanding.
And with the 7 series you will get the latest tech.

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Originally Posted by LBGreenthumb View Post

No it wouldn't, save a little and go for the 7850 2GB ($240). I have a 5770 also and am just waiting for amd's next price drop.
HD7850 costs almost $100 more than a HD6870,so I would say if you wan't a cheap but great upgrade go for the HD6870.
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Why don't you go 7770, the are really cheap?
I just got an Asus, and it really perform outstanding.
And with the 7 series you will get the latest tech.
HD6870 and HD7770 costs almost same but HD6870is a faster card,so going with HD6870 will be a good choice.
Go for this card sapphire HD6870 @ $149
Edited by Aniket - 5/10/12 at 3:28pm
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Why don't you go 7770, the are really cheap?
I just got an Asus, and it really perform outstanding.
And with the 7 series you will get the latest tech.
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might be the latest tech, but who cares. they're both dx11 and the 6870 still outperforms it. unless power draw is a major concern get the 6870
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post #9 of 15
It'd be a very noticeable upgrade for the price; 7850 would be even better as mentioned but it's also about $100 more.

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Originally Posted by nicoliani View Post

Why don't you go 7770, the are really cheap?
I just got an Asus, and it really perform outstanding.
And with the 7 series you will get the latest tech.
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6870s perform better than 7770s and you can get them for the same price usually after rebate (or if you buy used too).
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