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On tigerdirect they have a sale on ATi 5870 for 230$.. after the code its 260.. then a mail in rebate its 230$... should I get this or get a 6870 or what? I'm not sure what to do or a 6950.. but is that much better?
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On tigerdirect they have a sale on ATi 5870 for 230$.. after the code its 260.. then a mail in rebate its 230$... should I get this or get a 6870 or what? I'm not sure what to do or a 6950.. but is that much better?
If you can afford a 6950, go for it.
The 6950 has a high chance of unlocking to a 6970-ish.
    
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5870 > 6970

$230 is a great pice
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5870 > 6970

$230 is a great pice
If it's the crappy non-reference version I think it is, then no.
    
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Good point.
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post #6 of 9
get a 6950 instead.. they go for around $300 afaik
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It's this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-883-_-Product
sorry meant newegg -_-
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Originally Posted by dyslecix View Post
It's this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-883-_-Product
sorry meant newegg -_-
Yeah, screw that.
You'd be much happier with a Gigabyte 6950 (with 20 dollar mail-in rebate).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-356-_-Product
    
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k thx
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