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Im excited, maybe i should make an unboxing video..........
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Im liking the opinions here, im glad its not 1 fanboy raging at another.
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post #13 of 25
lets not forget the he now can use physx
and he will get better PPD in F@H
that and if he chooses to use Linux he will be all happy (ati no good in Linux)
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(ati no good in Linux)
That's a little unfair, a few years back it was very poor, but it's a lot better now. Granted, not as easy as nVidia, but still.
    
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post #15 of 25
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lets not forget the he now can use physx
and he will get better PPD in F@H
that and if he chooses to use Linux he will be all happy (ati no good in Linux)
PhysX is meh......i used it before with my HD5850 and i really didnt care if i had it on or off.
Im just excited that i can OC it now, before my card was non-ref and wouldnt OC for shux
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That's a little unfair, a few years back it was very poor, but it's a lot better now. Granted, not as easy as nVidia, but still.
well ya it has gotten better
but you can not fold with ati cards in linux
wine is still build for nvidia cards
you still get lower FSP in 3d aps and games with ati card

that and you can't OC ati cards in linux
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post #17 of 25
As others have said, you would've been better off saving your money and grabbing other upgrades, or none at all and saving for a whole new build.
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No lol. Awful deal.
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post #19 of 25
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As others have said, you would've been better off saving your money and grabbing other upgrades, or none at all and saving for a whole new build.
While i tend to agree, there was no money involved basically a straight trade.
But on a side note, if i order somthing from the egg and it comes from NJ but it also comes with some stupid little item that comes from CA will i have to wait for both of them to ship until i receive them or will i just get 2 different packages on 2 different days?
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post #20 of 25
Did you have to trade or sell your 5850 to get it? If not sell the GTX470 and get a better upgrade, or a second 5850. If it is a ref 470 it will run HOT.
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