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Trade 5870 for gtx 295?

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Well im just looking for opinions on what "you" would do.

I got a 5870 v2 for pretty cheap here locally for $100 and i have just started to get into folding@home but i have heard ATI/AMD suck a folding. I am currently folding on a 9800gtx and would love to add to that. So my question is: Would you trade a 5870 for a gtx 295?

Which is worth more money at moment? I am pretty sure the 295 has more horse power.
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I would never do it. the 5870 is worth ~$200 maybe a little less, while the 295 is worth ~140

It really depends on if you need the 5870 for gaming or not (it is stronger) because the 295 will destroy it in folding
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I already own a gtx 580, i just bought the 5870 cause i thought it was a good deal. I wouldn't be gaming on it, I've had the 5870 for a few days now and its just sitting here.
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I would never do it. the 5870 is worth ~$200 maybe a little less, while the 295 is worth ~140

It really depends on if you need the 5870 for gaming or not (it is stronger) because the 295 will destroy it in folding
Thanks for the quick reply, ya i want the holding power but i don't want to be getting ripped off by trading.
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The two cards are really close in cost and performance right now so if you wanna help out our community by folding why not?? I mean the 5870 can not fold as good as the GTX 295 and if your gonna fold well go for it. I pull roughly 15k ppd on my card folding both cores.
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NOOOOO!!

Even if close, I will bet the 5870 will be less power and alot cooler!!

Keep the 5870!!
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