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Theres a new shell shocker deal on newegg that puts the 5870 at the same price point as the 6870.

Should I go for the 5870?
post #2 of 11
Side by side they look not that much different from each other, kind of just what you want really?
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HD5870 is approximetly 5% better in terms of performance but hd6870 is cooler,consume's less power.For me go for hd6870
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the 5870 is a bit more powerful
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5870 gets my vote. Best card I have ever owned.
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I'd go for the 2GB 5870 thats on the egg now UNLESS YOU plan on Crossfiring as the 6XXX Scales amazingly better than any 5XXX card. NOW if you plan on getting a Multi Monitor setup by all means get the 2GB 5870(or 6950/70) as the 2GB VRAM will win out in higher resolutions with ease. But 1vs1 the 5870 is a better card in raw performance, but as mentioned the 6870 does consume less power and with more driver updates will probably become close if not superior over the 5870 as we've seen it getting slightly better after each month.
    
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post #7 of 11
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I only plan on using one card, I figured I'd get something decent instead of spending like 130 on a GTS250 .

The 5870 is like 90 bucks off today, and I figured it'd be alot better than a 6870.
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better snag this deal on newegg before its over. This card wont be at this price again

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product
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post #10 of 11
The E6 is such a great deal, there's no comparison.
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