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Hello friends,

Tell me honostly did I make a mistake? I had a Asus 5870 V2, I sold it for 320euro, and after that for 489 I bought my current Matrix 5870.

Was it not better to go 5970? Why I did not made this decision, was because I had a very bad experience with my last 5970(fromSapphire).

Or was it better to go 470(if they already solved the overhitting issue?

Thanks
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489 euros???

you can get a 5970 for 620$ in america...
thats way overpriced..

EDIT: i personally dont like the 470...
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Originally Posted by xpfighter View Post
Hello friends,

Tell me honostly did I make a mistake? I had a Asus 5870 V2, I sold it for 320euro, and after that for 489 I bought my current Matrix 5870.

Was it not better to go 5970? Why I did not made this decision, was because I had a very bad experience with my last 5970(fromSapphire).

Or was it better to go 470(if they already solved the overhitting issue?

Thanks
Well there was never an overheating issue with the 470 to begin with... With that being said a 5870 > 470 so it depends on your preferred budget and what type of gaming you want to do. And with that 489 price you shouldve gotten a 5970.
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Well there was never an overheating issue with the 470 to begin with... With that being said a 5870 > 470 so it depends on your preferred budget and what type of gaming you want to do. And with that 489 price you shouldve gotten a 5970.
yes probably if it would cost cheaper... because right now in Holland I can buy a 5970 for ... from 620-670euro...wich a over 100 euro more expensive then 5870 Matrix and almost 250 more expensive then normal 5870
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Anyways... THanks for replys to my stupid post.

The Matrix is actualy not a bad card. OC's very good. Very stable.
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489 euros???

you can get a 5970 for 620$ in america...
thats way overpriced..

EDIT: i personally dont like the 470...
thats because of america...
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i dont think they are worth it( nor is nvidias dx11 cards) because of the low frame rates in eyefinity. but on the topic ati vs nvidia dx11, i have no idea. there arent any credible, professional, direct comparisons yet.

But as for single monitor gaming with that card, i dont thinks its a bad idea. either card would be fantastic.
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