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Titles says it.

Heres the Link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050001 561%2040000048%20600007320%20600007602&IsNodeId=1& bop=And&CompareItemList=48|14-102-872^14-102-872-TS,14-102-883^14-102-883-TS,14-102-888^14-102-888-TS

5870 Vapor X 1GB GDDR5

5870 Non Reference 1GB GDDR5

5870 Reference 6 Eyefinity Edition 2GB GDDR5
    
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If price is no issue, eyefinity edition with 2GB vram, then vapor-x, last non-reference. But with 6xxx series out there's no reason to go with any of those.
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If price is no issue, eyefinity edition with 2GB vram, then vapor-x, last non-reference. But with 6xxx series out there's no reason to go with any of those.
isn't the 5870 better then the 68xx series and 69xx

is the 6950 better then the 5870?
    
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69x0 has 2gb vram. you can squeeze more eye candy out at higher resolutions.
crossfire scales way better. so more efficient and bang-for-buck than 5 series.
6970 also beats 5870 in benchmarks, nuff said.

5870 has gone down in price significantly so they're still a great value though. Since your monitor's reslution is only 1680x1050, a 5870 is more than enough as well.
But I would recommend a 6950 instead. Especially since they can be unlocked to a 6970 and crossfire scaling as mentioned above is superb if you do plan on crossfiring in the future. It would be better in case you decide to upgrade monitors later too.

If price was an issue, a used 5870 would be my first choice at around 250 bucks tops. Then a new 6950 for 300ish bucks.
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