ATI 5870? Good buy? 21 replies

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#1 8 years ago

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161301&cm_re=5870-_-14-161-301-_-Product

I have been looking at getting that card and the 600W power supply that can combo with it for free.... is that a GREAT card? What am I looking at FPS wise for high end games running at 1920x1080 resolutions? Anyone have any thoughts? $400 I want my moneys worth and something that will keep me playing new games on high settings for quite some time.




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#2 8 years ago

5870 you mean? ;)




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#3 8 years ago

Wow I fail.... yes 5870... this board also fails for not letting me edit my edit!

[COLOR=Red]5870!!!!!![/COLOR]




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#4 8 years ago

Is this the combo deal with the Antex 1200W PSU?

The 5870 can max out everything you care to name at 1920x1080, including Crysis. You should be able to play at 4x, or even 8x AA depending on the frame rates you want to get, with everything else maxed out.

And yes, it is a great card. However, I personally would wait until NVidia releases Fermi in March before buying anything. However, if you can't wait, then the 5870 is a good choice.




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#5 8 years ago

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#6 8 years ago
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#7 8 years ago

Thank you! haha.... Well about the NVIDIA Fermi you mentioned, is that gonna be their top of the line $800 or so card? I am running a gtx230 right now so its a great upgrade for me.

There are 3 different PSUs you can combo with - the 1200w, an 850w (which all the reviews on it are negative) and a 600w- the 600W comes out free with the combo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.310963 (600w)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.320142 (850w)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.311938 (1200w)




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#8 8 years ago

If you are set on the combo, I would recommend the 1200W one. However, you could get a Corsair HX850 plus a 5870 at normal price for cheaper, so I'd go with that.

As for Fermi, NVidia are probably going to release 2 cards: a GTX360 and a GTX380, at maybe $600 and $800 respectively. We don't have this set in concrete, but judging by performance, that is what I would reasonably expect the cards to be priced at.




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#9 8 years ago

Expensive card... I guess if it's faster than the 4870x2 was before the 5xxx series cards were released, it's really not more expensive for being next to top-dog.




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#10 8 years ago
Expensive card... I guess if it's faster than the 4870x2 was before the 5xxx series cards were released, it's really not more expensive for being next to top-dog.

It's not. But it's cooler, quieter, has none of the problems associated with multi-card setups, uses less power, has Eyefinity, DX11...