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How come you needed the upgrade?

I mean a 6870 is extremely powerful...
Powerful- Maybe
Extremely powerful- Not compared to a 580
    
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Powerful- Maybe
Extremely powerful- Not compared to a 580
I know but there's almost nothing that can use that much gpu power besides rendering and folding.

I assume OP is using it for games?
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Maybe he wanted (a lot) more folding power?
This. Also because I wasn't all that impressed by the 6870. I mean it's a great card no doubt, but I'm planning on keeping my system the same for awhile once I get a sandy bridge cpu + mobo and I have to think that in about a years time, I will start to see games that bring this gpu(6870) to its knees at 1920x1080, mostly because of the 1gb of memory.

And plus my friend was thinking about upgrading his old 9800gtx+, and I thought what better way to upgrade than to pass your previous card off to someone who needs it.
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post #14 of 25
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How come you needed the upgrade?

I mean a 6870 is extremely powerful...
not really... 6870 ~ 5850
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I know but there's almost nothing that can use that much gpu power besides rendering and folding.

I assume OP is using it for games?
Maxing out 2560x1440 uses this much and more. That's why I have two.
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How come you needed the upgrade?

I mean a 6870 is extremely powerful...
The 6870 is not that powerful honestly... i consider it a low end GPU...

Anyway, a card is NEVER fast enough, and NOTHING is overkill. That's it. When a new sexy toy like a GTX 580 comes out, we just need it
I personally sold my GTX 480 for 330$ and i bought a GTX 580 for 480$, i just HAD to do it, lol.

OP, congrat with your upgrade, enjoy it !
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I'll be joining you soon . My 5850 is just not doing it for me. Will I get a lot more gaming performance if I switch to a 580? I game at 1920x1080 by the way.
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The 570 was too close to a 580 for me to justify the extra dough, I decided to save it for SLi in the future, but as the OP said, these cards are great.

The drivers have worked so much better, the min FPS is stunningly good, and the ability to basically max everything besides Metro is fun as hell.
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I'll be joining you soon . My 5850 is just not doing it for me. Will I get a lot more gaming performance if I switch to a 580? I game at 1920x1080 by the way.
yes? you cant compare a 5850 to 580... it snot the same league lol
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yes? you cant compare a 5850 to 580... it snot the same league lol
I thought as much, I can't wait.
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