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Is the 5870 out of date?

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Hey,

So what are your opinions on this? I can still play pretty much everything on Ultra or High, and I still get good frame rates. But I was just looking at the performance and price of some of the newer cards, and a mid-range card blows the 5870 out of the water.

So, is it still good to hang on to the 5870 until new consoles / generation of cards come out?

Or upgrade soon?
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Keep it, those 5870's still beat 6870s, and are just a bit of an overclock away from getting close to 6950 performance (not beating it but getting close). So I'd say yeah, they're still beat of a card. I say wait until we see the quality of the first console ports we get (and yknow we're gonna get them) and then you should upgrade if needed.
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HD 6870=5870 +/-
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/511?vs=540

HD 6870<560 GTX TI<570...

at 1080p for at least high / very high is good enough
Edited by PontiacGTX - 8/16/12 at 9:17am
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The one I have takes everything that I throw at it. I don't use it often as it is basically a guest pc but it's still an awesome card.
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post #5 of 7
If your 5870 still maxes our your games / you aren't noticing that it can't handle your needs - then it's not really a big deal to hold onto it.
For $250-300 you could get a mid-range card that will be a big improvement, but again - if you don't need it, then it's just a matter of if you want to upgrade wink.gif
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Not quite the same as yours but I feel as though my 5850 is getting extremely dated now though I do love my AA in game. Thinking of dropping a 7950 into my rig as I recently bought a GA-P67_UD5 for £40 (bargain biggrin.gif) and I'll soong have enough for GPU and CPU. Will probably wait untill the supposed price drop though.
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post #7 of 7
I would keep your current card until the next consoles come out as I don't expect graphics to improve until they do.
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

HD 6870=5870 +/-
HD 6870<560 GTX TI<570...
at 1080p for at least high / very high is good enough

6870=5850 in performance http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html, 5870 is a step above both.
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