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I have a saphire 5850 was planning on selling it to get a 6870, Is it worth switching.

Is the 6870 more powerful than a 5870 or the same, i am hearing mix reviews.

Thanks in advance to all the members who reply.
post #2 of 15
Id keep your current card. the 6870 is anywhere from a bit slower to about the same of the 5870 which would be hardly any if at upgrade from your 5850

6950 would probably be the least id consider upgrading to
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post #3 of 15
Get a 6950 2GB. At least consider it.
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It's slightly more powerful. Not much of an upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
Id keep your current card. the 6870 is anywhere from a bit slower to about the same of the 5870 which would be hardly any if at upgrade from your 5850

6950 would probably be the least id consider upgrading to
Funny how I just set the exact same thing D:
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post #6 of 15
amd with their new gpus have kinda screwed up the naming for the graphics

6870 is now the mid-end gpu so i would go with a 6950 and flash the bios IMO

this i think is mainly because now amd isn't using the ATI Name anymore

but over all the 6870 is a great card (i use it my self) (as indicated by me sig)

but answering you question im pretty sure the 5870 and 6870 and on par with each other

with the 5870 being that little bit better
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post #7 of 15
Definitely not worth it. Even out of the box cards are really close with few % difference in performance:

Attachment 197379

and that with 5850 operating @ 725/1000Mhz (core/mem) Now 5850 can be flashed with 5870 bios in several clicks @ 850/1200Mhz and @ that speed it surpasses 6870 easily. And if u have a good card u can OC even higher. Of course 6870 can be overclocked as well but it does not have as much oc headroom cause it was already clocked pretty high out of the box.
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post #8 of 15
in your situation I sold my beloved 5850 and bought 2 gtx 460s, wont cost you much more, and youl be getting awesome performance and really good value, it practically works out that you dont lose any money when you look at what 2 5850s would have cost you to begin with. Did for me anyhow

Edit:

I bought my 5850 for roughly £225
I could now (and you) pick one up for £150 (roughly)
That makes £375 you will have spent in total.

£375 worth of cards is equivalent to a gtx 580 in power, which costs just over £400.

Bear in mind that you have already owned your 5850 for a while, so youve also gained in that respect.

So you dont want to end up with less power than 2x 5850s, if you end up spending £375 in total.

I was able to sell my 5850 for £150, and I was able to buy 2 x gtx 460s for £320 (cause they are hawks)

So, the point is, I ended up paying and extra £150 than what I started with, and ended up with the same if not better performance than 2 5850s

and gained gtx 580 (beating) power, for less! even though id already had the benifit of owning the 5850 for a year. It was a beauty too, 950mhz @ 1.162v


Hope you know what I mean

Think about total cost and what your going to end up with.

5850 is better than 6870 in solo, but in crossfire the 6870 is another level up, and only worth getting if your going to crossfire it eventially when its price drops
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The only reason why i wanted to upgrade to 6870 wasn't because i needed more power hell i wasn't even gaming on the pc it was because it's new and almost/same as a 5870 plus i was thinking of getting xfx with life time warranty my (5850 ) doesn't have. Also i have a cousin who wants it for 190 and was just going to add 40 bucks more get better card and life time warranty.

I don't know if it makes sense what i wrote. Do you guys think i should stick with what i got still, or change for the reason above. Sorry for the miscommunication with the thread.

Thanks to everyone who replied this is such a great community, lots of help and juilanecahilline yah if i needled more power i would have probably bought another card or added to 460 since they are dirt cheap now.
post #10 of 15

watch this video honestly if you feel like you really ant these features then I would do it. Personally if I was spending only 40 bucks out of pocket I would do it regardless.


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/25/11 at 3:15pm
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