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post #11 of 15
I thought 5870 performs better than 6870.
Either way, 5870 or 6870

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There was a 5870 available for $170 a month or so ago on NewEgg, which would be the best deal, but that may have been an anomaly.
Nope, it was a sale based on rebates. I actually the card in my sig for $160
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There was a 5870 available for $170 a month or so ago on NewEgg, which would be the best deal, but that may have been an anomaly.
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post #13 of 15
Honestly, I'd just go 6950 and then flash it to a 6970 for 50$ more.
But the 6850/6870/GTX460 cards are awesome!
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post #14 of 15
I'd just grab whichever card suggested in this thread is cheapest when you order. I debated between the 6850 and the GTX460 for a long time before ordering. In the end, the 6850 I got had a rebate or something that made it $30 cheaper. Definitely happy with the choice.
    
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post #15 of 15
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/H...D_6950/14.html
Clearly 5870 is the best to go unless you would have no problems going with 6950 (and possible flashing to 6970 (which i would do))
    
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