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6950, because i has one
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No, the 57xx series was replaced by the 68xx series, the 58xx's were replaced by the 69xx's, and the 6990 replaced the 5970 as their flagship card.
    
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is it ?? so i will go for 5870 i will have it externally and change the thermal paste so it will be cool!!!

is really the 6870 replacement of 5870 ?

pretty much. ive seen them trade blows.
the 5870 wins, then the 6870 wins.
but the 6870 has immature drivers.. and is sure
to gain a huge performance gain within the next year.
once new driver come out for it.

plus the 5870 is way out of your budget range.

trust me. the 6870 might be losing to the 5870 NOW..
but give it 3,4,5 months. the drivers will get better and the
6870 will surpass the 5xxx series completely
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is it ?? so i will go for 5870 i will have it externally and change the thermal paste so it will be cool!!!

is really the 6870 replacement of 5870 ?
No, the 6970 replaces the 5870 AFAIK
     
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Both the XFX 5870 and 6870 seem to be about £150 and that place seems pretty reputable. This is how they perform compared to each other, the 5870 is faster but the 6870 uses less power and runs cooler/quieter.

I recommend you go with the 5870 since that one is non-reference so it's even cooler/quieter but it still supports voltage tweaking too (with Sapphire Trixx).
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post #36 of 72
appologies, i meant the 57xx series.
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plus the 5870 is way out of your budget range.
No, it's not. (edit: I see you see that now )Research it around UK sites. Also, cards don't double in power because of slightly improved drivers.

As good as the 6870 is, the 5870 is better. Period.
    
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IMO, if you can find a good deal on a 2GB reference 6950, get it, since you want only one card. You can then flash it to a 6970 and get the best bang for buck. It might me more, but consider your spending a tad more to get the performance of a really expensive top of the line card.
     
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what about windows 8 and directx12??? should i wait for it??
    
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No, it's not. (edit: I see you see that now )Research it around UK sites. Also, cards don't double in power because of slightly improved drivers.

As good as the 6870 is, the 5870 is better. Period.

very true. bet there is no denying the immature drivers of this card.
and as the drivers get better, for any card, the performance increases.
this is a fact. lol

yea, not trying to say it will double in performance.
but you will def see a performance increase.
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