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Old June 3, 2010, 10:47 AM
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Hi Guys,

It is time and I'm looking forward to replacing my 4870 to a new GPU. I don't want to spend a lot of money, so I'd say budget $250

I also currently have a 4870, how much would that be worth, is it of any use once I get a new card..

Prefer going to a known company, I haven't had much good experience with Sapphire, the turn around time for an RMA is long. Prefer XFX if they still make ATI GPUs, mainly because of the ability to take off the heatsink.
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XFX 5830 - NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 5830 800MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ DDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP PCI-E DIRECTX11 Video Card - HD583XZNFV In Canada.

And your 4870 is probably currently worth about $100, seeing as it's a 512mb.
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wait till you get a 5850 in your price range. theyve been found new for 279 at bewawa i think.
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SugarJ give you a good choice. But I would sell the 4870 for 70-100$ and use the extra money to get a 5850 which can be add for around 300$ in many situtuation.

Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity
Newegg.ca - HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Newegg.ca - XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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Thanks Gord, Martin. Personally I'm trying to do the same thing, sell the 4870 for around $120 or a little more in which I'll also include a full cover EK 4870 block, and the card off course will have the stock hsf.

I looked at one review of the 4830 here at HWC, apparently one of the cons were poor price/performance ratio, hence I was worried. I looked at the 5770, which seems like a descent card, but Martin I agree, a little more and a 5850 does look worth it.

Would I better off getting an ATI DX11 card or getting a 4890 instead?
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for long time definatly a 5XXX series card. Another good choice would be tu get a 5770 now and add another later. That will give you decent gaming performance with a budget price and adding a second one later will help bump this to another level.
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I'd go for at least 5850 as your coming from a 4870.
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well 5770 can be found used for around 120, maybe more if the guy needs cash that day. how much better is it vs your 4870? not a world of difference, unless you want to crossfire later one.

your card will go anywhere from 75-125 depending where you put it. i hope you get the upper end so its cheaper towards new card :)


lookie here :


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Dan you provide a 1920 X 1200 bench, the OP is actually ( according to the sig ) using a 19 inch display.

I think these and this article is more revelent since he can look at any resolution.

techPowerUp :: PowerColor HD 5770 PCS++ 1 GB Review :: Page 26 / 33
techPowerUp :: Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Review :: Page 27 / 34
techPowerUp :: HIS Radeon HD 5770 1 GB Review :: Page 27 / 34
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crap,sorry! :p




i take it for granted and of course i dont read whats up lol.


or better





and of course the performance per watt is sutpidly good :p
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