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Ok so im bored of my 5870 in my sig... in the market for a new card since I started working again....

1. How much do you think I can get for my card, One of the mini display to dvi adapters came broken and sapphire wants me to basically pay for a new one -.- there is still 5 other adapters (Dvi,hdmi,2 displayports and another one I forgot)

2. My budget is ~$300 (trying to stay under the 4 mark)

Not a "fanboy" of red or green....
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well you do have a AMD board, so staying with ATI/AMD might be better.

get two(or one)6970 in the summer, that's what im doing.
   
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post #3 of 10
Only significant update would be a 580. Maybe consider CF?

Or 6950+unlock is a great deal if you really want a new card.

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Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
well you do have a AMD board, so staying with ATI/AMD might be better.

get two(or one)6970 in the summer, that's what im doing.
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Only significant update would be a 580. Maybe consider CF?

Or 6950+unlock is a great deal if you really want a new card.

No.
I wanted the 580 but $500 is overkill for me, rather put the 150-200 towards Bulldozer
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post #5 of 10
Get another Radeon HD 5870 E6. Replacing it is just not worth it. The Radeon HD 6950 2GB is only 5% faster.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Theory View Post
I wanted the 580 but $500 is overkill for me, rather put the 150-200 towards Bulldozer
I see. It's really hard to recommend anything here as it's hardly worth it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Get another Radeon HD 5870 E6. Replacing it is just not worth it. The Radeon HD 6950 2GB is only 5% faster.
how do 2x 5870 do on benchies?
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theory View Post
how do 2x 5870 do on benchies?
The Radeon HD 5870 CF is slower by around 20% than Radeon HD 6950 2GB CF at 2560x1600, but you need to add around 5% to the 5870 2GB in comparison to the 1GB because it delivers more performance at that resolution. So around 15% faster, give or take. I seriously don't think that's enough to warrant that setup, though. You'll be just fine with your 5870/5870 CF.
    
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post #10 of 10
If you cannot get a GTX 580, stay with the 5870.
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