xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

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xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:27 am

would you pay this much for this card? does it make any sense, or would you go for a 6870 or wait for the new stuff? what you guys figure? local guy is selling one, and that's what he wants for it.
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:41 am

edit: it's a used card. I wouldn't pay more than $100-120. He's asking more than a new 6850, which is slower but would have a full warranty, and almost as much as a new 6870 which is roughly as fast.
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:56 am

6870's go on sale nowadays for that much with a MIR. I wouldn't do it.
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:34 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:edit: it's a used card. I wouldn't pay more than $100-120. He's asking more than a new 6850, which is slower but would have a full warranty, and almost as much as a new 6870 which is roughly as fast.

it's an xfx so, the warranty isn't an issue. But you're right, a 6870 would be faster in some games, and be roughly the same. I'll let him know not at that price.
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:53 pm

5870 is generally as fast as the $250 7850 - check it out over at Anand. Make you decision.
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:05 am

flip-mode wrote:5870 is generally as fast as the $250 7850 - check it out over at Anand. Make you decision.


It is only almost as fast as 7850 if tessellation isn't a factor. ;)
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:09 am

Krogoth wrote:
flip-mode wrote:5870 is generally as fast as the $250 7850 - check it out over at Anand. Make you decision.


It is only almost as fast as 7850 if tessellation isn't a factor. ;)

OK, almost as fast. Tesselation is more pathetic than PhysX. Turn it off. It slows performance without making anything look any better.
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:41 pm

flip-mode wrote:
Krogoth wrote:
flip-mode wrote:5870 is generally as fast as the $250 7850 - check it out over at Anand. Make you decision.


It is only almost as fast as 7850 if tessellation isn't a factor. ;)

OK, almost as fast. Tesselation is more pathetic than PhysX. Turn it off. It slows performance without making anything look any better.


Lies, Civ 5 tessellation is pretty sexy.
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Re: xfx 5870 for 160$ CAD

Postposted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:41 pm

I sold both of mine off for $140, but they were also XFX and had transferable lifetime warranties so they fetched a bit higher of a price.
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