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Windows 7: ATI 5870 or 6970?

View Poll Results: which is better, ati 5870 2gb, eyefinity 6 or ati 6970 2gb eyefinity 4
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 3 42.86%
ATI Radeon HD 6970 eyefinity 4 HD3D Enabled 4 57.14%
Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll

10 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I too would just go the 6950 route.
Also, I am a huge fan of Sapphire cards, especially the Vapor-X and Toxic lines (If you can find them yet for the 6950)
If it were me, thats what I would look for.

And I would agree, grabbing the CCC downloads directly from thier site is a good idea.

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10 Jan 2011   #12

windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
i am upgrading my fraphix from an ATI 5770 HD and i am wondering which is better to upgrade to, i want a faster, more powerful, higher performance, better quality graphics card, the 6970 is what imm looking at now and its pushing my budget a little, i am also looking into the 5870, i would ammagine a newer modle like the 6970 would be better but their arent many reviews out there, so please vote in the pole for your opinion and help me out, please only answer if you consistantly use or have seen one of the 2 in action or know of some reviews.
I was going to recommend going NVIDIA here (which is the best move IMO [the GeForce GTX 570 is a f#%cking monster.]).... But... Considering you have an AMD CPU, It wouldn't be smart at all.

Now, between the HD 5870 and HD 6970.... I'd say.... Neither. The best choice?:
  • Radeon HD 6950
Those GPUs can be flashed to HD 6970s quite easily. So, you'll end up getting HD 6970 performance for ~$70 bucks less.
i chose the ATi stough because of eyefinity, more games support it than Nvidea 3d vison and the 6970 supports 3-4 monitors and hd3d should i get a 3d capable monitor which you have to buy anyways, plus amd is taking over the market and nvidea is losing their status for graphix cards and going back to processors, eyefinity rules the market now.
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10 Jan 2011   #13
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post

Now, between the HD 5870 and HD 6970.... I'd say.... Neither. The best choice?:
  • Radeon HD 6950

Those GPUs can be flashed to HD 6970s quite easily. So, you'll end up getting HD 6970 performance for ~$70 bucks less.
I would think that would void your warranty.

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10 Jan 2011   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post

I would think that would void your warranty.

The chances of companies actually checking is almost negligible.

Plus with the dual bios option, flashing back to stock is a simple enough way of 'hiding' that action. (Dependant of course of how badly damaged / the actual cause of failure)
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27 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP

I would go the 5 series. I know its older but I have read so many performance issues with the 6xxx series cards, especially if you play valve games with source engine. I have read and it was validated by ATI to get performance is some valve games you must disable AA/AF??? its in there latest driver fixed items list.

If you do not play valve games go 6xxx series and rock out.
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