Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › 5870 CF or new card (68xx or 69xx)?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

5870 CF or new card (68xx or 69xx)? - Page 2

post #11 of 48
Thread Starter 
Ahh good ol blizzard and their CPU controlled games! *cough WoW cough* I have my 1055t at 3.4GHz but only that high so far because I didn't yet tweak with voltage (yes, 3.4GHz on stock voltage - yay lol) So I guess I should take that baby up to 3.6 or 3.8?
Budget AMD FTW
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055T Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Power Color PCS+ Radeon 5870 4GB Corsair 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 80GB SSD, WD 1TB, Hitachi 500GB Asus BR-042T, Lite-On iHAS424-98 Asetek LC (OEM Corsair H50) Win 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW246H 24" 1080p XtremeGear Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Rosewill Thor V2 White 
Mouse
XtremeGear 
  hide details  
Reply
Budget AMD FTW
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055T Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Power Color PCS+ Radeon 5870 4GB Corsair 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 80GB SSD, WD 1TB, Hitachi 500GB Asus BR-042T, Lite-On iHAS424-98 Asetek LC (OEM Corsair H50) Win 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW246H 24" 1080p XtremeGear Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Rosewill Thor V2 White 
Mouse
XtremeGear 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 48
A 5870 CF is the better choice, assuming the games you play support it. I'm always in favor of using a more powerful single card, but getting a 5850 or 5870 would be cheaper, and if the game supports CF, it will smoke a single 6970. There will be more power used, but I'm doubting that is much of a concern if you're going CF anyway.
Sovereign
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2700K Asrock P67 Extreme6 Sapphire HD6970 1st revision Gskill 2x4GB 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 WD Black WD Green WD Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
WD Green Samsung SH223L Samsung SH223L Samsung SH243N 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Water Loop Fans Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Viewsonic WP2365B 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic WP2365B Rosewill RK9000 V.1 Corsair HX1000 CHIEFTEC Mesh CA-01B-B-SL-OP 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G300 Steelseries Experience I-2 Klipsch Promedia modified 2.1 setup Yamaha headset 
  hide details  
Reply
Sovereign
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2700K Asrock P67 Extreme6 Sapphire HD6970 1st revision Gskill 2x4GB 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 WD Black WD Green WD Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
WD Green Samsung SH223L Samsung SH223L Samsung SH243N 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Water Loop Fans Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Viewsonic WP2365B 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic WP2365B Rosewill RK9000 V.1 Corsair HX1000 CHIEFTEC Mesh CA-01B-B-SL-OP 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G300 Steelseries Experience I-2 Klipsch Promedia modified 2.1 setup Yamaha headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 48
If you can, yes. I know @ 4Ghz i'm getting about 100 average on scII. but i have hit up to 200 on non cpu demanding parts.
Bio-Hazardous
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 930 Asus P6X58D Premium EVGA 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengenace 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Vertex2 Caviar Black Caviar Green Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG DVD Burner Venomous X Windows 7 Ultimate 2x Samsung S24B30BL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K() HX 750W Cooler Master HAF 932 G700 
Mouse Pad
Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Bio-Hazardous
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 930 Asus P6X58D Premium EVGA 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengenace 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Vertex2 Caviar Black Caviar Green Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG DVD Burner Venomous X Windows 7 Ultimate 2x Samsung S24B30BL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K() HX 750W Cooler Master HAF 932 G700 
Mouse Pad
Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 48
I got a 6950 recently an if it wasnt for crappy power supply i would be using it now, from what i did see of the 6950's performance show its an incredible card plus the ability to flash the bios to a 6970 makes it a no brainer XD
post #15 of 48
Go check out the for sale section there have been 5870s going for as low as 210$.
Gnomeon
(16 items)
 
GnomeBook Pro
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 ASUS P8Z77-V SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X 4GB  Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M550 256GB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z Cooler Master Quickfire Pro Unbranded (Tenkeyless) SeaSonic SG12 550W Fractal Design Define S 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Mionix Avior Swan M10 Philips Fidelio X1 Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Keyboard Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter 2011 Unibody Magic Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
Gnomeon
(16 items)
 
GnomeBook Pro
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 ASUS P8Z77-V SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X 4GB  Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M550 256GB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z Cooler Master Quickfire Pro Unbranded (Tenkeyless) SeaSonic SG12 550W Fractal Design Define S 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Mionix Avior Swan M10 Philips Fidelio X1 Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Keyboard Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter 2011 Unibody Magic Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 48
The Sapphire 5870 is $229 with $60 code and $199 after $30 MIR. Whats wrong with the Sapphire 5870?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102883
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 Asus P6x-58D Premium HD5970+5870 950/1200 12gb Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x100GbOCZ VertexLE+2x120Gb Vertex2 RAID0 LG Win7 Professional Asus M276HE 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa ABS 1100watt Thermaltake SwordM Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
wowpad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 Asus P6x-58D Premium HD5970+5870 950/1200 12gb Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x100GbOCZ VertexLE+2x120Gb Vertex2 RAID0 LG Win7 Professional Asus M276HE 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa ABS 1100watt Thermaltake SwordM Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
wowpad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 48
I was in exactly the same position when the HD 69xx and GTX 5xx series came out. Figured that CF was the most bang-for-buck option. I'm happy with my decision, and have no regrets.
Black Red
(30 items)
 
HTPC
(14 items)
 
Server 2016
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4770k asus maximus vi extreme asus r9 290 asus r9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
corsair vengeance pro 2400 cl10 2x8GB samsung 850 pro crucial m500 Seagate NAS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
HGST NAS EK supreme lt EK-FB ASUS M6E - Acetal+Nickel EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal+Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
xspc ex 360 xspc ax360 swiftech mcp 240 lamptron fc2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
corsair sp120 pwm windows 10 Pro dell u2414h dell u2414h 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
dell u2414h dell u2211 Das Keyboard 4 Professional corsair ax860 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
corsair 900d logitech g502 corsair mm400 asus xonar essence stx 
AudioAudio
swans m10 sennheiser hd598se 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 7500 GA-B250M-D3H Zotac GTX 1070 Mini Corsair LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB Sony DVD-R/RW Windows 10 Pro LGOLED65B6 
KeyboardPowerCaseOther
Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard Superflower Leadex Silver 550w Lian Li V351  Xbox 360 Wireless Controller 
OtherOther
logitech harmony elite flirc 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 6700k ga-z170z-ud5 corsair vengency lpx 3000MHz samsung 850 evo 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Green WD Red corsair hydro h100i v2 windows 10 pro 
PowerCase
superflower leadex gold 550w fractal define r5 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Red
(30 items)
 
HTPC
(14 items)
 
Server 2016
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4770k asus maximus vi extreme asus r9 290 asus r9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
corsair vengeance pro 2400 cl10 2x8GB samsung 850 pro crucial m500 Seagate NAS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
HGST NAS EK supreme lt EK-FB ASUS M6E - Acetal+Nickel EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal+Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
xspc ex 360 xspc ax360 swiftech mcp 240 lamptron fc2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
corsair sp120 pwm windows 10 Pro dell u2414h dell u2414h 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
dell u2414h dell u2211 Das Keyboard 4 Professional corsair ax860 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
corsair 900d logitech g502 corsair mm400 asus xonar essence stx 
AudioAudio
swans m10 sennheiser hd598se 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 7500 GA-B250M-D3H Zotac GTX 1070 Mini Corsair LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB Sony DVD-R/RW Windows 10 Pro LGOLED65B6 
KeyboardPowerCaseOther
Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard Superflower Leadex Silver 550w Lian Li V351  Xbox 360 Wireless Controller 
OtherOther
logitech harmony elite flirc 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 6700k ga-z170z-ud5 corsair vengency lpx 3000MHz samsung 850 evo 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Green WD Red corsair hydro h100i v2 windows 10 pro 
PowerCase
superflower leadex gold 550w fractal define r5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 48
I concur with the majority here: go for a 2nd HD5870.

Performance wise, any pairs of the 5 cards will do the job well.
So, this is more like a money question rather than a performance question.
If money is not a concern, it is just obvious to get the most expensive (ie 6970 CF).
However, if finance is considered, getting a 2nd 5870 just makes the most $ sense.

And, as pointed above, that $199 Sapphire is just an excellent choice.
post #19 of 48
Thread Starter 
100 on SC2 on ultra? Yowza. Ok I guess I will try to get the CPU goin a little quicker. I see you have the 930 at 1.25 to get 4.1 That's pretty impressive. I will give it a try though.

About the 6950 unlock... been reading about it and there are some rumors going around that 6970 may put a clamp on it. Any truth to that?!
Budget AMD FTW
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055T Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Power Color PCS+ Radeon 5870 4GB Corsair 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 80GB SSD, WD 1TB, Hitachi 500GB Asus BR-042T, Lite-On iHAS424-98 Asetek LC (OEM Corsair H50) Win 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW246H 24" 1080p XtremeGear Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Rosewill Thor V2 White 
Mouse
XtremeGear 
  hide details  
Reply
Budget AMD FTW
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055T Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Power Color PCS+ Radeon 5870 4GB Corsair 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 80GB SSD, WD 1TB, Hitachi 500GB Asus BR-042T, Lite-On iHAS424-98 Asetek LC (OEM Corsair H50) Win 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW246H 24" 1080p XtremeGear Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w Rosewill Thor V2 White 
Mouse
XtremeGear 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 48
If you are looking for a 5870 I may be willing to part with mine soon when I get the money to upgrade.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrockut83 View Post
100 on SC2 on ultra? Yowza. Ok I guess I will try to get the CPU goin a little quicker. I see you have the 930 at 1.25 to get 4.1 That's pretty impressive. I will give it a try though.

About the 6950 unlock... been reading about it and there are some rumors going around that 6970 may put a clamp on it. Any truth to that?!
Yup I was able to run SC II with a 9600 on medium and high settings @ 1920x1080.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › 5870 CF or new card (68xx or 69xx)?