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post #11 of 72
nonono, 5870 is more powerful than 6870. I think its right in your price range for a new one and even less for a used. They are the funnest to OC considering the 1000mhz possibily they have. Or get a 6950 and unlock it then oc it.
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Not sure if that's a typo, but that can't be done. Only the 2GB reference models of the 6950 can be flashed to the 6970.
Right typo fixed.
    
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the sapphire 6870 hasnt failed me yet! in your currency,

209$ + tax wound up 242$
so thats around 150 pounds.

it has FULL DX11 g2 and tessellation support.
so your set for the future. and if you feel you need more graphics
power.. then you crossfire!

with 2x 6870's your set for the next 3-4 years man.

hope this helped.
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I'd pick up a 5870 used for some serious value-for-money.

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the sapphire 6870 hasnt failed me yet! in your currency,

209$ + tax wound up 242$
so thats around 150 pounds.

it has FULL DX11 g2 and tessellation support.
so your set for the future. and if you feel you need more graphics
power.. then you crossfire!

with 2x 6870's your set for the next 3-4 years man.

hope this helped.
You can't just convert the currency unfortunately. Stuff costs more here. and our tax is 20%
post #15 of 72
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At the same speeds, the 6870 will be faster of course, but if you look at bang for the buck, the 6850 wins hands down. Plus the 6850 can generally be overclocked higher above the stock clock then the 6870 can, since the 6870's stock clock is so high.

you'd have to over clock to about 1250mhz to match the 6870 totally.

ill find the blog (with the math) to prove it..
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why should i overclock 6850 to the max and have same clocks as 6870 ? its better to just take the 6870 . someone said that 6xxx cant be flashed. can i put more volts and o/c at maximum ?

also if the 6850 and 6870 have the same overclocking limits is then better to buy 6850
    
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My 6870s run at 1000/1200 at or under 1.2v. The 6850s are running those speeds?
     
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I'd pick up a 5870 used for some serious value-for-money.
This, they have really plummeted in price since the 6xx was released, and still pack a serious punch. Saw one go on here for £125 a few weeks back, should be able to easily pick one up for under £150.

All that, and, if I'm correct, faster or as fast as a 6870.
    
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6850, no question dude. Overclocks like crazy, I can get 200mhz higher than the stock clock with my 6850's, can't say the same for most other gpu's out there. The 6870 is pretty crappy, I had one, and it only oc'd 30mhz higher than the stock clock, huge disappointment.



lol crappy? I max out every single game with crossfire 6870s... not sure what you're smokin./
post #20 of 72
i dunno where you guys searching for 5870, but seriously 5870 is out of OP's budget. only 6870 is applicable for the budget.so yes 6870
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