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JerryZ October 23, 2010 05:34 PM

upgrade 5870 or wait ?
 
I have a Sapphire 5870 I was wondering if it's stupid move to upgrade. I was thinking of selling it. Should

I just wait and get another 5870 when prices drop or sell it now to get the most $$?? The new cards

(AMD/Nvidia)coming out soon sound tempting.

shayan288 October 23, 2010 05:50 PM

No need to upgrade. The 6870 and 6850 perform slightly worse than the 5870, but they are cheaper. But the 69** series haven't been unveiled yet, and obviously they will out-perform the 5870, but I would assume the price being quite high. If I were you, I would stick with the 5870 for a while, and if you are really itching for a few extra FPS, just get another 5870.

JerryZ October 23, 2010 05:59 PM

Thanks for reply, much appreciated.

Bond007 October 23, 2010 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shayan288 (Post 441875)
No need to upgrade. The 6870 and 6850 perform slightly worse than the 5870, but they are cheaper. But the 69** series haven't been unveiled yet, and obviously they will out-perform the 5870, but I would assume the price being quite high. If I were you, I would stick with the 5870 for a while, and if you are really itching for a few extra FPS, just get another 5870.

Agreed.

Snarl October 23, 2010 07:21 PM

The 5870 is still one of the top single GPU cards out there, no real reason to upgrade yet that I can see.

Luay79 October 24, 2010 03:25 AM

I would wait till the 69xx series comes out, give it some time on the shelves, and I bet my rig shop owners will sell their 5870s for 330~300$. CrossFire. Basically same as everyone said + 2cents.

dustin1706 October 24, 2010 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luay79 (Post 441981)
I would wait till the 69xx series comes out, give it some time on the shelves, and I bet my rig shop owners will sell their 5870s for 330~300$. CrossFire. Basically same as everyone said + 2cents.

Ditto.

I find a single 5870 inadequate for 1920 x 1200, but I plan to wait for the pricedrop and pick up a second, then just skip the 6xxx entirely.

darren700 October 24, 2010 10:59 PM

I just got my 5870 lol, but i will definitely consider selling it if the 6970 delivers

heflys20 October 25, 2010 11:02 AM

Rumour control: ATI Radeon HD 6970 benchmarked | bit-tech.net

_dangtx_ October 25, 2010 11:27 AM

well, if you up by 50% under the hood of the 6870 , or more, you may get something. interesting tdp though...


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