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post #21 of 35
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Right to get this right the 4870's bench the best but the dx11 cards are better in reall life?
So sell the 9800gt for 60
4870's for 140
280 for 140
and get one 5870?
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post #22 of 35
you won't get 140 for a 512MB 4870, but could get more than 140 for a GTX280

Check out the "for sale" section here to see where the prices are at, then price your cards accordingly
    
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post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by Jamos169 View Post
Right to get this right the 4870's bench the best but the dx11 cards are better in reall life?
So sell the 9800gt for 60
4870's for 140
280 for 140
and get one 5870?
thank to all u helpers rep for you
There are a few dx11 titles, and a few more coming soon. So yeah a dx11 card would make sense at this point.
post #24 of 35
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you won't get 140 for a 512MB 4870, but could get more than 140 for a GTX280

Check out the "for sale" section here to see where the prices are at, then price your cards accordingly
sorry i meant for both the 4870's...70 each sounds reasonable to me..?
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post #25 of 35
The 470 should be more future proof, but get the HD5870 if you like ATi better. They perfromance in games is in the same range.
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The 470 should be more future proof, but get the HD5870 if you like ATi better. They perfromance in games is in the same range.
Bit dumb when it comes to nvidia at the moment i know about the ati cards that why i was going for them, why is it more future proof?
i thought i uses more power, is alot hotter/nosier and the frame rates are lower? or am i gettting confused?
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post #27 of 35
PhysX and better performance in DX11 games. (+Tesselation Optimization)

PS: I thought that, too. But I have recently saw some benchmarks, and now I don`t want go get a HD5870, I want a GTX470.
post #28 of 35
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PhysX and better performance in DX11 games. (+Tesselation Optimization)

PS: I thought that, too. But I have recently saw some benchmarks, and now I don`t want go get a HD5870, I want a GTX470.
I have just been looking at some benchies and the 5870 always seems to come out on top, and i'm planning on buying another in the futer if i get one so which one scales better?
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post #29 of 35
the benchmarks are all in favor for the 5870 over 470... Except Heaven, which uses a ridiculous amount of tesselation that you'll probably never see in a game.
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post #30 of 35
I would say, seeing that you need 3 PC's at the end of the day, Keep your 2 8800's in the 2 machines, maybe even SLI then in the 1, and put your 9800 in another, now you have a 280 and 2 4870's left. Sell all of that and then go and get a 5850. Sure the 5870 is faster but not that much faster to justify the price difference if you dont have the $$$ lying around. The all you need to do, is OC your newly acquired 5850 a bit and you have 5870 performance and a really nice GPU. It will be future proof and has the ability to add in a second card later on for a nice performance boost.

Thats what i would do. well at least try to. sell you 4870's and 280, see how much you have then if need be, sell your 9800, but dont sell it just because you can. its still a decent card and a great folder
   
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