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Old October 22, 2010, 05:23 AM
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Old October 22, 2010, 05:32 AM
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I guess I missed something. I couldn't see a reason for me to upgrade from my 4890 to a 5850(5870 also yields too small benefits for me), still don't see the reason to upgrade to a 6870.

I know its not supposed to be the high end stuff, but it is playing in the same price bracket as what I have paid for my 4890 1Ĺ years ago and the only gains I'd make are: less power consumption, less heat, DX11. All of which are good, but not deal breakers(unless a purchase is already decided).
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Old October 22, 2010, 05:33 AM
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would you say 1 6870 > 2 4870 1gb?
From what i remember, 2x4870's more or less performed equivalently to a 5870 and the 6870 more or less performs equivalently (but a lil bit under) a 5870, so it should be 6870 = 2x4870's.
If ur thinking about upgrading it wouldn't really be necessary unless you wanted to play the couple of direct x 11 capable titles out there ;)
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Old October 22, 2010, 05:56 AM
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$ 229 after rebate for a GTX 470....... and free shipping
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Why does this always happen? I had a 3 way classy not long ago on here and had to drop the price because the new 3 way classified was coming out. Now that im selling a GTX 470, bam the mid range 6000 series comes out and Nvidia is dropping prices...
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Old October 22, 2010, 06:16 AM
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Why does this always happen? Now that im selling a GTX 470, bam the mid range 6000 series comes out and Nvidia is dropping prices...
It is always this way, buy at full pop, sell at deeeeep discount. I hope this starts a ridiculous price war, I have a gpu folding farm that needs filling.
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starting last night, one can see some pretty sweet deals. the mom and pops shoppe where i occasionally buy rang me up with a deal on some 'old' gt400 series and ati 5 series deals. they sounded desperate. ouch.
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Old October 22, 2010, 06:55 AM
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Nice review. Impressive!

After reading those results, I can't wait to get a 6990+6970 to replace my 5970+5870 Tri-Fire set-up!
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nice review, interesting move for the GPU world. Nvidia did not wait for the pricing change. Great !
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I guess I missed something. I couldn't see a reason for me to upgrade from my 4890 to a 5850(5870 also yields too small benefits for me), still don't see the reason to upgrade to a 6870.

I know its not supposed to be the high end stuff, but it is playing in the same price bracket as what I have paid for my 4890 1Ĺ years ago and the only gains I'd make are: less power consumption, less heat, DX11. All of which are good, but not deal breakers(unless a purchase is already decided).
Not mention that it's 24% better than your 4890.

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