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ATI Sapphire 5870 for $230 worth getting?

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I'm looking for a new gpu to upgrade from 5770. I Want to keep the price in the low 200's. Stumbled upon this 5870 for $230 after promo and rebates, newegg reviews say that it doesn't overclock well. I was wondering if anyone had any input. Thanks.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-883-_-Product
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Its just a basic non reference model 5870, it'll prolly just OC to the CCC limits.

Sapphire makes good cards, Id recommend it.
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
No Voltage control.

What about the 470? Has Voltage control and is 198 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-372-_-Product

Promo Code : HARDOCP1222C
Yeah saw this too, still considering, just want the most bang for buck.
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I'd go xfx, transferrable lifetime warranty is valuable when reselling!
    
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I cant speak for how well it overclocks, but for the price/performance, it cant be beat.

However I would highly suggest looking at the for sale section here.

This guy still has a reference 5870 available for 200 dollars shipped.... which is an amazing price.

Same with this guy.
Edited by youra6 - 12/26/10 at 12:39pm
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post #6 of 9
There's no voltage control on that non-ref design, but it's still a good card and there is a volt mod available for all Sapphire blue PCB 58xx cards if you were so inclined.

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I'd go xfx, transferrable lifetime warranty is valuable when reselling!
Aside from reference designs their products (namely the custom PCBs) have been total garbage as of late though.

If you want to go for resale value pick up an Asus - 3yr serial # / DOM based warranties.
This also can be applied to buying USED which can save you a few more bucks

You could also consider picking up a 5850 if you want; they're only 3-8% difference from a 5870 *clock for clock.
Had both personally, and wound up keeping the 5850 as the difference between the two was indistinguishable for me on my setup and I opted to keep a few extra bucks.
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
No Voltage control.

What about the 470? Has Voltage control and is 198 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-372-_-Product

Promo Code : HARDOCP1222C
better bang for buck than this its not gona happen man, at least with a new card! both are almost the same but 470 pulls ahead a little in newer tittles and have more tesselation power for the future
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post #8 of 9
I, too, would grab a 5850 instead of a 5870. Like others have said, there is only slight differences between the two that a simple overclock can't fix.
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I had another thread questioning if i should get 6870 or 5850, and i was gonna choose 5850 but like i said i stumbled across this 5870 and just wanted to know if it was a good choice or not.
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