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Basically I want to know if there is much point in upgrading from my 5870 to a Nvidia 580, or ATi 6870. Will i see much difference? What kind of extra performance would I receive from going up?

I'm changing over my current setup to the new 1155 sandy bridge for the I7 and I just don't have a clue if this would be worth the money?

Can anyone help me out?

Apologises if this has already been posted.

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i wouldn't upgrade. Just add another 5870. Than your good for a while. No need to spend 500$ on a 580 right now when, yours can run every game. Its fps are an issue and another one for $200. And I beleave 5870 cf, is better than 1 580.
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i wouldn't upgrade. Just add another 5870. Than your good for a while. No need to spend 500$ on a 580 right now when, yours can run every game. Its fps are an issue and another one for $200. And I beleave 5870 cf, is better than 1 580.
^agreed
dont buy a 580 or 6870
just get another 5870 and cf it
i wouldnt even change the system cuz you wont gain extra performance with the sandy bridge lol
post #4 of 28
First off, a 6870 is pretty much a down grade.

You would need a 6970/580 to really justify it being an upgrade.

Like stated, your card is still very relevant so unless you are struggling to run games I would wait for the next refresh, or go Xfire.
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post #5 of 28
6870 is slightly slower than the 5870 fyi, no point in upgrading. The 5870 is still a solid card.
     
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post #6 of 28
I don't see the point in going 920 --> SB

You'll see a noticeable improvement with a 5870/CFX and 580.
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post #7 of 28
As others have suggested, the only upgrades that are actual upgrades are:

Crossfire with 2 or more 5870s
or getting a 5970.

The 6870 is a downgrade. The 6000 series albiet having a larger number than their 5000 series counterparts are not really all that great.

6850 < 5850
5850 < 5870
6870 < 5870
post #8 of 28
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Oh, I see!

Well thats quite good to hear then lol. Saves me alot of money getting another 5870 than a 580.

And if there really wouldnt be much difference at all from me going from my current 920 to a 2600k then i will not bother, As that adds alot more money!

I doubt i would be able to sell my rig anyway in my area.

What do you think of this basket?

http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/e5...2ba928d15147bf

I would buy the 5870 later on if i needed it. As of right now i dont, But i'll need the new MB for 2x 5870 on x16 bandwidth, I know there isn't a massive difference, but my current motherboard isn't exactly ideal for the overclocking i want to do.

The new case is due to my current 1 being a m-ATX case and is to small for my expanding.

Opinions on the basket i just made?

Thanks,
Planty.

Edit: Should i also perhaps upgrade my PSU to a bigger Watt for the extra graphics card that will be going into it?
Edited by PlantDizzle - 3/13/11 at 9:52am
    
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post #9 of 28
First off, that 5870 is very over priced. Get one of these, they are brand new and the warranty can be registered to you. It's basically like buying a brand new card from an e-tailer.

Everything else looks good, although your current H50 with decent fans should be good enough so I wouldn't bother with the H70.
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post #10 of 28
had the same problem i went CFX with my 5870 it was well worth it
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