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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post
My 6870 hit 1Ghz pretty easily...
Also 6870 crossfire is comparable and slightly better than 470 SLI. It blows the 460 SLI out of the water.
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uhm.. 5870 is a LOT faster then the 6870 in case u didnt know
No... the 5870 is slightly faster (~10%) when alone and equal (actually very very slightly weaker) to a 6870 when in crossfire. Only the 6870 has better tessellation and dx11 capabilities.
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Used 5870, you can get them for about $190, and they will blow away a 6850
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Used 5870, you can get them for about $190, and they will blow away a 6850
Or a used 5850 is a great deal too for about 150.


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A 5850 at 1GHz is faster than a 6870 at 1Ghz. Ill overclock my cards in a few days once i get my new mobo and we will see whos boss lol. Dont you know 460 hawks come at 810mhz and beat a 470? Ill see if i can get mine to hit 1Ghz also

Edit: found this
http://m.tweaktown.com/reviews/3603/...e/index18.html

http://m.tweaktown.com/reviews/3603/...e/index18.html
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post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
Can almost buy new 6870 for price of used 5870.
can really pwn a new 6870 with your used 5870 in performance
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A 5850 at 1GHz is faster than a 6870 at 1Ghz. Ill overclock my cards in a few days once i get my new mobo and we will see whos boss lol. Dont you know 460 hawks come at 810mhz and beat a 470? Ill see if i can get mine to hit 1Ghz also

Edit: found this
http://m.tweaktown.com/reviews/3603/...e/index18.html

http://m.tweaktown.com/reviews/3603/...e/index18.html
Well I honestly don't know about the 460 Hawks, so I'll take your word for it.
However you are wrong about the 1Ghz 6870 being slower than a 1Ghz 5850.
Here's the proof:

My own loyal 6870 at stock voltage;


And a 5850 @ 1Ghz, and 1.25V (courtesy of porky and the 5800 @1ghz thread);
Quote:
Originally Posted by porky View Post
As you can see, the 6870 is slightly better @1Ghz than the 5850 at the same speed. Also, my card was at stock voltage and could go further if I wanted to.

At crossfire, the 68xx destroys the 58xx series, since 68xx cards scale at 85% while 58xx cards scale at 72%.

EDIT: Also, it is generally unfair to compare stock components to OC'd components as did in that review... I'm pretty sure that my 6870s @1000/1150 will surely score higher... Actually these guys are even better than a stock GTX 480 SLI config... but see? that isn't a fair comparison since GTX 480s can also be overclocked...

Not the say that I'm not impressed by the performance of those 460 Hawks... That is very impressive.
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OP asked "best bang for the buck". Didn't mentioned anything about CF or future upgrades.

BBFTB is a used 5850 on ebay for around $150.
    
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