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What? I would like to see evidence of that?


The 69XX series cards are faster than their 5XXX series counterparts. They trade blows at 1920X1200 but with resolutions higher than that the 5XXX series card with the exception of the dual GPU model don't compete. Then there is the fact that the 69XX series card all scale better in Crossfire than their 5XXX series brethren.

I'm not disagreeing that the the 5850/70 is an excellent card. It is. So are two GTX460's in SLI. But don't knock the new series Radeon HD's. They are better than their 5XXX series brethren.

Evidence of that.

I know my stuff and I never say anything unless I read it an official benchmark somewhere. The 6000 series just uses less power than the 5000 series, the 5000 series is still more powerful. The 6000 series is slightly better at tessellation but not really by enough for me to buy a 6870 over a 5870. Not that I would anyways, personally I would just wait for the next gen GPU from them unless I was using something that is older. Like the 9800GT lol tongue.gif
Edited by hfcobra - 2/14/11 at 8:09pm
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Evidence of that.

I know my stuff and I never say anything unless I read it an official benchmark somewhere. The 6000 series just uses less power than the 5000 series, the 5000 series is still more powerful. The 6000 series is slightly better at tessellation but not really by enough for me to buy a 6870 over a 5870. Not that I would anyways, personally I would just wait for the next gen GPU from them unless I was using something that is older. Like the 9800GT lol
69xx replace 58xx

68xx replace 57xx

ATi pulled off a Nvidia with their naming scheme.
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How would SLI 460s compare to a 5850 crossfire in a triple screen setup?
Of course I would buy one card now and another later... So performance now on single screen setup would also be something to take into account... the 460s would be cheaper....
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get a 460!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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How would SLI 460s compare to a 5850 crossfire in a triple screen setup?
Of course I would buy one card now and another later... So performance now on single screen setup would also be something to take into account... the 460s would be cheaper....
the 5850 is ATI's GTX 470, just a tiny bit slower. So using 2 of these would be faster than 2 GTX 460's for sure. For triple screens these should have average to a little above average FPS i believe. Nothing too crazy though, these are not 580's or anything lol.
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the 5850 is ATI's GTX 470, just a tiny bit slower. So using 2 of these would be faster than 2 GTX 460's for sure. For triple screens these should have average to a little above average FPS i believe. Nothing too crazy though, these are not 580's or anything lol.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127512R

2 of these would be better than one 5850?

I could always add in a 3rd 460 in the future if needed....

Edit: Just noticed that card isn't quite 1GB..
Edited by SirBash - 2/14/11 at 10:36pm
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post #17 of 29
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Go with the the 6870, all ATI cards can support
If you can find a cheaper 5850 or 5870 go with that, the 5xxx series are all faster than their 6xxx series counterparts.
Read AMD name changes....

OP I reccomend a 6950 as thats the best you can do even though it's over your price range.
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I've got a Evga GTX 465 that's been flashed to a 470 I am selling for 225. 275 with the Zalman cooler I have installed. Less than 2 months old with warranty. With overclocking can challenge the 4 to 5 hundred dollar cards.
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Evidence of that.

I know my stuff and I never say anything unless I read it an official benchmark somewhere. The 6000 series just uses less power than the 5000 series, the 5000 series is still more powerful. The 6000 series is slightly better at tessellation but not really by enough for me to buy a 6870 over a 5870. Not that I would anyways, personally I would just wait for the next gen GPU from them unless I was using something that is older. Like the 9800GT lol

This was taken from October dude. A lot changed in December with the 6900 cards. Your info is outdated and wrong. Here's a link from your same site, in December, showing the 5870 to be a worse value:

TechPowerUp Link

I don't want to disagree with anyone, and your info was right, before the 6900 cards came out.

If you want to go AMD, Snag a 6950. They are the best bang for the buck, and that's BEFORE unlocking their extra shaders on the PCB to increase performance.

The 69XX series cards, beat out every 5XXX series card except for the dual GPU 5970. And that cards a little cost-prohibitive.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127512R

2 of these would be better than one 5850?

I could always add in a 3rd 460 in the future if needed....

Edit: Just noticed that card isn't quite 1GB..
You can only use two GTX 460s to form 2-way SLI. GTX 460 does not support 3-way SLI.

One option is this Zotac GTX465 selling for only $140 (after rebate). It could be flashed to a GTX470. And it has the potential for 3-way SLI if ever needed.

Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500163
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