Ati 5870

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  1. gtx490

    gtx490 New Member

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    Hi all, I'm a game fans. Do you think about this HD5870?

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    centralcomputers.com/commerce/catalog/product.jsp?product_id=73698
     
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    lllAE86lll GR Since 2005

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    i prefer HIS HD 5970 over it. But GTX 480 is coming out in April and i heard it will cost cheaper and perform way much better than HIS HD 5970
     
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    From my understanding, the 5970 is just two 5870's glued together with a heatsink in between. The GTX 480 should be awesome.
     
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    lllAE86lll GR Since 2005

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    GTX 480 will be an awesome power hogger and bill goes up xD
     
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    I planned on getting a 5850 by summer, but soon as nVidia announced new cards I was like "Screw ATI" (no offence to ATI users, but nVidia has PhysX)
     
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    GTX 480 cheaper and better as the ATI competetive GPU ?? Thats new XD
     
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    480 Outperforms the 5870 by ~10% but costs ~100-150$ more. The 5970 is the best performing card out there right now. The 480 is the fastest single GPU card.

    Price/Performance wise ATI wins this one, as the 5870/5850 are just better deals than the 480/470. Nvidia priced themselves out of this one and started way late in the game.

    In all likelihood ATI will introduce its 5870 refresh soon enough which should help to drive performance above the 480 and prices down.
     
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    What about Physx? I have an 8800GT, should I wait for the GTX 480 or should I buy the 5970
     
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    Nvidia has PhysX; ATI doesn't Nv shoves it down developers throats when providing funding. Its your call if you want the bit of extra eye candy with some performance hit. To me its not a big deal.
     
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    lllAE86lll GR Since 2005

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    Wait for it mate and see what are the reviews when is out :D
     
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    The 400 series cards are out, and NVIDIA failed. You are seeing a 10% increase in performance and temperatures well into the 90s on a single card. With temperatures that high you are forced to buy aftermarket cooling for the video card if you ever intend to do any overclocking in hopes of getting better performance out of your card.

    Not to mention with ATI releasing the 5870 2gb cards and the 5970 4gb cards, you might as well continue with ATI. As well, the latest NVIDIA drivers (NVIDIA having driver problems? HA, thats no suprise) are actually killing cards. At least when ATI drivers go bad they don't kill your whole card.

    To sum it up, stay with ATI, best performance for your money, a 10% increase is not a large enough increase to warrant going with NVIDIA. They are banking a lot on the future of gaming revolving around Tessellation.

    -Logicaly
     
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    GTX 480 is coming now. The price is very hight.
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    umm... on average, the GTX480 is around 10-15% faster than the 5870.
    the 5970 wipes the floor with the GTX 480. In the end, it comes down to the games you play though.

    also GTX480 = thermo-electric heater. It uses TWICE the electricity and puts out twice the heat of the 5870


    THEY ARE OUT. The non disclosure agreements ended a few days ago.

    also note that many of the runs of the 480 in dirt2 were run on the demo... apparently this made it default to DX9. The 480 is still faster than the 5870 in Dirt2 when both run DX11, but not by so much.
     
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    rofl itt at the 5970 and 480.

    5970 is a fake crossfire of the 5870
    480 still doenst have ddr5

    ati still prevails.
     

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