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Windows 7: Is this worth Purchasing???

13 Nov 2010   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Is this worth Purchasing???

Have a look at this expensive graphics card.

ASUS ARES/2DIS/4GD5 - Graphics adapter - 2 GPUs - Radeon HD 5870 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 4 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort ( HDCP ): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories


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13 Nov 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Not at that price, no. A simpler 5970 would suffice for most gamers.
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13 Nov 2010   #3
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

that video is for bragging rights and for super overkill. Or collector's item
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13 Nov 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

...or a GTX 580.

In your case SLI the GTX 460.
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13 Nov 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Its a X2.


If you truly want that much Graphics power, It would be much cheaper to purchase 2 single HD 5870s and crossfire them.
Unless for some reason Crossfire is not an option.

Look at it like this

If my calculation is correct, that comes out to about $1300 USD.

2 Vapor-X 5870s in crossfire will cost about $680USD or 500EU
2 Toxic 5850s will run about $620USD or 454EU

Theres also the 5970s in ATIs offerings for a single card ... not to mention some of Nvidias higher end stuff that would be cheaper.

So, yea, I agree not worth it.
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13 Nov 2010   #6
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Its a X2.


If you truly want that much Graphics power, It would be much cheaper to purchase 2 single HD 5870s and crossfire them.
Unless for some reason Crossfire is not an option.

Look at it like this

If my calculation is correct, that comes out to about $1300 USD.

2 Vapor-X 5870s in crossfire will cost about $680USD or 500EU
2 Toxic 5850s will run about $620USD or 454EU

Theres also the 5970s in ATIs offerings for a single card ... not to mention some of Nvidias higher end stuff that would be cheaper.

So, yea, I agree not worth it.

My card handles everything trown at it. SLI for me soon.
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13 Nov 2010   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Maybe someone will Tri-Crossfire them !
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13 Nov 2010   #8
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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13 Nov 2010   #9
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

We should make a super sized MOBO for at least 10 SLI etc. That would be good EH lads.
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13 Nov 2010   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

If Crossfire is an option why not buy 2 6870's Amazon.co.uk: ATI 6870

Or SLI 2 GTX470's http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...2BGTX470&enc=1

Or even 2 GTX480's http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...80's&enc=1
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