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Windows 7: Recommend me an HD5870 based on experience.

05 Apr 2010   #1
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 
Recommend me an HD5870 based on experience.

Time to upgrade from my GTX260 to a HD5870. I'm looking for one that's quiet and runs cool. The Sapphire Vapor-X Rev 2 looks interesting but I've read mixed reviews because they went the cheap route as compared to Rev 1.

Descent overclocking is a plus.


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05 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Personally, I'd go with either an EVGA, XFX or MSI. Those are the only gfx companies I trust.

XFX > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-476-_-Product
MSI > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-482-_-Product

If you really want the Sapphire, here's a 2GB version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product
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05 Apr 2010   #3
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

One more thing. Am I correct that a PCI Express 2.1 x16 card will fit and work just fine in a 2.0 slot?
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05 Apr 2010   #4
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

My main dislike about ati cards is that they all come with measly 1-2 year warranties. For that reason I would look for an xfx. The transferable lifetime warranty makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and keeps resale value


Edit- All pci-e slots/cards work with each other. Not much of a difference in pci-e 2.1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

Quote:
PCI Express 2.1 supports a large proportion of the management, support, and troubleshooting systems planned to be fully implemented in PCI Express 3.0. But, the speed is the same as PCI Express 2.0.
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05 Apr 2010   #5
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

think i'll go with the XFX. Thanks much to all.
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06 Apr 2010   #6
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I dont have a 5xxx series, but I can tell you sapphire fans are larger than XFX. They cover a lot of the ram chips too. At least on the 4850. I assume they are quite large on others too.
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06 Apr 2010   #7
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I installed and XFX 5850 this afternoon. Despite knowing the hardware was good, I was very nervous about driver issues as BFBC2 is my favorite game; however, I must say, this little beast is badass. Nothing but saucy goodness all day long and not a single issue in sight.
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06 Apr 2010   #8
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Get XFX, 5850 and overclock it to 1000/1250 ... If you did that you will have a card better than a default clock 5870 But costs much less...
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06 Apr 2010   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Or get a 5870 and overclock it pass an overclocked 5850
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06 Apr 2010   #10
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The difference between 5870 overclocked @ 1000/1250 and 5850 with the same clocks is very slim (with a couple of exceptions)...









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