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I was looking on Hardwareheaven & there comparison chart at my Res shows the 5870 & the 6950 pretty much identical to each other. It even shows the 5870 damn close to the 6970 but obviously the 6970 ahead alittle. So would it be best to pick up a 5870 for 200 over the 6950 since they are identical its about 100 in savings. Im trying to save money since im really short this year

I dont plan on going over 1920x1080 or running 3 monitors at all. Just a single card / single monitor

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...black-ops.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...s-warhead.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...company-2.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ew-hawx-2.html

6950 2GB: 290.00
5870: 200.00

I can eve get a 5870 used for around 180.00
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post #2 of 14
Why not. HD 6950 is good if you can unlock it, High resolution, better tessellation performance, better CFX scaling and the hope for better drivers. In short HD 5870 is a good card and get it if you dont want to spend extra 100.
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just thinking about money at this point i guess but I do see your point.
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post #4 of 14
Yes. It is 69xx but for extra $100, I would def go for 5870, and pick up another later on if you need it.
post #5 of 14
If it's just 1080p with one monitor, a 5870 will be fine, especially if you can get it cheap!
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I go with 5870 as well.
    
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post #7 of 14
HD 5870. But watch the tesselation. The 5XXX series aren't good at that.
    
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I can get a Brand New unopened 5870 for 200 from a friend of mine I even found some online for 180 shipped used. its about 90 in savings or more if i go used. I dont plan to crossfire, eyefinity or even go over 1920x108 like I said.
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post #9 of 14
Have you considered a 5850 or 6870 instead? They're enough for 1080p, and you might be able to find then for cheaper then $180. Unless your set on the 5870
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post #10 of 14
then 5870 is your best option
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