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post #11 of 23
I second/third the 5770. I have a XFX 5770 and clocked it in at 1000/1375 stock being 850/1200 and she stays relatively cool even on stock cooling. I did get the core to 1100 but it wasn't even close to stable and voltages where starting to scare me. Its a beastly little card. And I have heard the in Crossfire/Trifire they really shine.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post
I second/third the 5770. I have a XFX 5770 and clocked it in at 1000/1375 stock being 850/1200 and she stays relatively cool even on stock cooling. I did get the core to 1100 but it wasn't even close to stable and voltages where starting to scare me. Its a beastly little card. And I have heard the in Crossfire/Trifire they really shine.
5770 mmm, Nah

Better to go with the 6870 since it is way higher on the performance list and meets the budget requirement of being under $200

THE LIST
#15 6870
#36 5770

Edit: With the Gift card, it really makes it a $187.99 purchase.
Edited by PowerTrip - 2/17/11 at 10:34pm
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post #13 of 23
Go for the 6870 I wish I had one...
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post #14 of 23
If you can get a deal: 6870 or 470

Otherwise: 6850 or 460 1GB version
post #15 of 23
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Some 6870s are under $200, after a mail-in-rebate.

The guy just had his 8600GTS die out on him after who knows how long, I assumed he would want something fresh and new. IMO a GTX 470 isn't a very good recommendation for a new card today, it's very power hungry and difficult to OC because it's stock temps are way too damn high. I would know, I own two of them.
Im sure he's only looking to spend under 200

and actually, he doesnt even need a 470, even a 460 might be overkill at the resolution hes playing at, and will have significantly better temps than the 8800 that just died on him, quieter too if I recall correctly
    
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post #16 of 23
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5770 mmm, Nah

Better to go with the 6870 since it is way higher on the performance list and meets the budget requirement of being under $200

THE LIST
#15 6870
#36 5770

Edit: With the Gift card, it really makes it a $187.99 purchase.
Yea but at the difference of $50-$75 it really comes down to how much the OP wants to spend.
post #17 of 23
I can vouch for the 6870, consumes low power (hence why i got rid of my Xfire 4850s to save me a few bucks off the light bill), runs cool and quiet and I get an avg of 60+ frames per second in BFBC2 at 1680x1050 with all the bells and whistles on, including HBAO.
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post #18 of 23
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thanks for all the recommendation guys, i think im gonna grab the 5770 as it fits all my needs and is only around $100, half of what i originally was looking to spend
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post #19 of 23
Uh..... Guys? Has anyone bothered to ask what kind of PSU he is using? That will definatley determine whether or not he can even run some of your selections.
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post #20 of 23
Buy the 6870 that PowerTrip suggested. You won't regret it.
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