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Nah, if he goes in the $300 range, he should go for the GTX 570. No question.
Nvidia has no card in the $300 range..the 570 is at $350~ and why bother posting when OP specifically mentioned AMD card.

(OP: Used/on sale 5870 or new 6870)
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post #32 of 36
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Nvidia has no card in the $300 range..the 570 is at $350~ and why bother posting when OP specifically mentioned AMD card.

(OP: Used/on sale 5870 or new 6870)
I only said that when a user suggested the 6950. Also, some GTX 570s can be found for ~$330. Out of context everything seems irrelevant doesn't it?

Actually, I initially suggested a 6870...

Also, if nVidia does have a better offering, isn't it worth mentioning? Only fanboys stick to one brand.
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my 5850 got roughly 18,500 vantage, stock voltage (well 1.162v what the chip was designed for @ 950mhz) porkys isnt a very good comparison! But i dont have proof lol. Sold my 5850 to my buddy and he runs a q8200 so its serverly bottlenecked now it may aswell be prematurely in a retirement home . Wish id taken screene now

Edit: i would be daft not to take crossfire/sli and nvdia in particular into consideration when talking about bang for buck, as thats what crossfire/sli is all about!
    
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post #34 of 36
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Also, if nVidia does have a better offering, isn't it worth mentioning? Only fanboys stick to one brand.

That would probably be the 560, according to early, early, benchmarks. Not sure if it's "better" or not..

I think I saw P4100 on 3d Mark11, stock clock. Somewhere around 5100 OCd.
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post #35 of 36
69XX aren't best bang sorry... can't beat price for performance of 68XX since they are low cost to start with since we usually see cards start to teeter around the 150$-100$ mark and have trouble going over that if they are good performers until extremely outdated.

As long as your not doing something really really intensive that you require say 2x 69XX then a 6870 would easily suffice, then can always pair another one on later since the scaling is so great.

Yes if you can afford it though 6970 and 6950 are great fps/$ Specially still compared to nvidia new cards, 460GTX sli is an exception.
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post #36 of 36
Yet another vote for the 6870....if you are running one monitor at 1080, it's hard to beat it.
    
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