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RMA CHOICE: 5870 2GB EYEFINITY 6 or Toxic 2GB

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I RMA'd my Sapphire EyeFinity 6 Edition, and I was given a choice by their support:

1.) New 5870 2GB Eyefinity 6
2.) Refurb 5870 Toxic 2GB

Which should I pick?
post #2 of 8
Option one. I'd pick a new card over a refurbished one any day.
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You're right.

any other suggestions?
post #4 of 8
Idk. Depends on what you need/want. If you go the new Eyefinity 6 then you could easily sell that and get a newer/better card. However, the Toxic does offer a significant speed boost over the eyefinity 6.
IMO I would grab the Eyefinity 6 and sell it to someone for like $270 shipped, then upgrade.
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post #5 of 8
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Well I sent them an email asking for a new Toxic if possible, but I'll be more than happy with a promised new eyefinity 6.

Thanks
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
You're right.

any other suggestions?
The cards are pretty much identical spec-wise, the only difference is that the Vapor-X card has a slight overclock (which shouldn't matter if you're planning to overclock).
Feature-wise, the only thing the Vapor-X card has over the Eyefinity 6 Edition is better cooling (barely). However, I think that the the Eyefinity 6 Edition's ability to support 6 monitors trumps the marginally better cooling of the Vapor-X card.

If you're comparing the two cards based on the above information, and if they were both new, I would say the choice is based on personal preference. However, the fact that the Vapor-X card is refurbished makes the Eyefinity 6 Edition card the better choice.

Edit: It actually looks like the two cards (Eyefinity 6 Edition/Vapor X) have the same clocks:
Core: 850MHz
Memory: 1200MHz (4.8Gbps)
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/27/11 at 4:56pm
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Option 1,
1 sell
2 buy 6950
3 unlock
4 ???
5 Profit!
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post
Option 1,
1 sell
2 buy 6950
3 unlock
4 ???
5 Profit!
That's what I was thinking.

Well..maybe at least trade the new Eyefinity 6 for a GTX 480 or something along the lines.

I am a complete noob for BIOS flashing, so it should be easy to flash the 6950 right?
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