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What GPU will you be purchasing?

Total: 89 votes (19 blank votes)

  • 5770 (delayed)
  • 9 %
  • 5850
  • 24 %
  • 5870
  • 36 %
  • 5870x2
  • 17 %
  • Im not interested.....
  • 10 %
  • I dont do ATI.....
  • 6 %
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:04:50 PM

Hey guys, just curious to see what the outcome of tomorow will be... Some have saved up for a while, and some can care less.... Lets see who will do what.....
September 22, 2009 8:10:17 PM

i can care less....jk lol, hoping the 5770 will be around 200 and better than 4890
a c 173 U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:13:26 PM

A 5850 will meet my needs provided if I could get a 2gb version and then I can care less about upgrading for a year or two. Still need to get a quad and a SSD that isn't easily wasted.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:19:33 PM

Totally depends for me, things like how the cards actually perform, what the price is like and what the price/perf ratio is are all things i want answers on before i decide one way or another.
I would think that i will be in the market for either a 5770 if the numbers prove the 128 bit bus isnt an issue, or a 5850 but again that depends on benchmarks etc and i wont be buying anything before i see how they pan out on a full retail install of W7 anyway.
Basically there are a lot of things being promised by these cards, I'm assuming a lot of the rumour and speculation we have enjoyed on these and other boards are not too far from the mark or we would have had a remarkably convenient leak to put us straight.
Anyway not long to go now but at least a month or two before im looking to buy.

Mactronix
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:25:36 PM

I am getting the 5870 based on its performance. IF it's near or beats the gtx295 and is better than the 4870x2, it will be in my computer.

If it is not, I take back my vote.

Can't wait on benches of its performance on a retail win7 system at the res I play.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:30:29 PM

I like what the rumors are saying about the 5870, but I'll look at the official benchmarks before buying one.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:32:03 PM

I don't plan on purchasing a 5870 right away, as I am holding on to my now broken again XFX 4870x2 for awhile in hopes of getting upgraded through warranty after christmas. I don't think I will crossfire again (on chip or 2 cards) anytime soon, so if they don't upgrade me to a 5850/70 and replace the x2, then I will probably sell it to buy a 5870 by january. I, too, am also waiting for some time on the market before I jump in.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:35:47 PM

im not planing on getting it as right away as well but i am planing to do a build sometime late this year, early next year time frame.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 8:37:19 PM

I had to vote "not interested" I am interested, but i have no plans to purchase a new GPU anytime soon. My old 8800GT still runs the games i play at the resolution i play at well enough for now.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 9:02:03 PM

I will have a really hard time validating a new gpu to myself until a game that supports DX11 that i want to play comes out.. it will only take one feature to get me to splurge I'm sure.. but I really do not need to replace my crossfire 4890's yet.. Certainly not before I get W7.

At any rate, I'll get a couple of 5870's in crossfire eventually.. though that is dependent on nothing better coming out between now and when I figure I need to upgrade.
September 22, 2009 9:17:41 PM

i hope to get the 5770 as it do nice in low resolution.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 9:31:34 PM

Yea, it looks like many will wait for the benchmarks first before they decide on what model is really needed....
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 10:31:12 PM

Waiting for benches. If it's worth it I'll probably end up picking up 2x 5870 and a P6T Deluxe around Thanksgiving/Black Friday.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 12:59:14 AM

Right now I plan to get two 5870s and install them SLI for kicks.

Then when the drivers crash, put one in my backup system.

Then when the drivers crash, go back to my current cards for a couple months until the drivers settle down.

Yup. That's my plan :) 
September 23, 2009 1:10:57 AM

I'll be waiting until the prices settle down a bit. The price and performance of the 5850 and 5870, although compelling, doesn't justify any reason for me to spend a good $300 or so for performance which I won't be using.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 1:15:14 AM

LOL ATI takes the crown and everyone moans oh I dont need it til it gets cheaper.

Nvidia takes the crown and charges 2x more and everybody has to have it. Makes no sense at all.

I was gonna buy one, but I dont game much and my 4870 works fine, so I bought a digital slr camera instead.
September 23, 2009 1:18:50 AM

a 5870 might be a good upgrade from 7800GTX sli
September 23, 2009 1:22:21 AM

daship said:
LOL ATI takes the crown and everyone moans oh I dont need it til it gets cheaper.

Nvidia takes the crown and charges 2x more and everybody has to have it. Makes no sense at all.

I was gonna buy one, but I dont game much and my 4870 works fine, so I bought a digital slr camera instead.

Actually, I have buyers remorse with any purchase above $50 :) . I had a VERY hard time spending $210 on a 4890, considering the highest I had spent previously on a GPU was $120 for a 8800 GTS on ebay.
September 23, 2009 1:29:19 AM

As more and more time passes I don't think ATI is releasing today.
a c 173 U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 1:37:14 AM

maximiza said:
a 5870 might be a good upgrade from 7800GTX sli


Even a little G92 would have been a worth while upgrade but the 5870 will blow away the old cards like the 8800gtx did in it's day.
September 23, 2009 1:57:46 AM

Hmmmm HD 5870 is OverHyped, OverPriced and Underperforming, YES !

In some games (HAWX) this cards is 13 % faster than hd 4890, it has DOUBLE count of 4890 SP and is more than twice more expensive.

Resident evil 5 - 19% faster than 4890
Crysis - 34 % faster
Left 4 dead - 43 % faster
FarCry2 - 54 % faster - Remeber it has 2x shader of a 4890 for 50 % boost, given the price a big let down from ATI :non:  .
Stalker CS - 53 % - same story.

On average 37 % boost compared to a hd 4890, should be 80 %, i dont dream about 100% boost, gpu efficency, game optimisation etc makes fps loss.

anyway they ask you to pay TWICE the price of hd 4890 and you get 37-40 % increase. :heink: 

The only positive points are : good performer at 25x16
Low watt useage


I'm not a ati either NV fanboy, i buy best power for my $, not brand. I'm not here to kill ATI, just saying we customers should stay reasonable and not get scammed.

My advice : WAIT, price drop + new drivers, Ati made big improvement on that side. Besides wait for NV response for price war domino.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 2:14:07 AM

rudinho said:
Hmmmm HD 5870 is OverHyped, OverPriced and Underperforming, YES ! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


*yawn*

You do realize the 4890 was a mid-cycle refresh right? Expecting double the performance of the 4890 is pretty stupid considering it just came out not that long ago. You can expect double the performance in a 5890 if they come out next year...
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 2:25:20 AM

I expected more out of the 5870. Dont get me wrong it seems like a excellent card. Let see how it performs on dx11 games. I think nvidia is going to take back the crown soon as long as they don't "rebrand".
September 23, 2009 2:26:48 AM

right now because of the initial driver in some games it doesnt show its real performance i guess. But u get what u r paying for imo. Here is the percentage increase of 5870 over 4890 (1920x1200 resolution with AA enabled)

Stalker clear sky: 61.4%
Crysis: 46%
Farcry2: 66.7%
L4D: 49.1%
WIC: 36.8%
HAWX: 9%
Resident Evil5: 27.5%
GTA4: 16.5%

If u exclude GTA4 which is extremely cpu dependent application and HAWX(seems like to have a driver problem for 5870 in that game) u will get an average increase of about 48% in performance than 4890 which i think is not really bad.

When gtx280 was launched it was about 33.7% performance increase in crysis than 9800gtx+, 47% in cod4, 42% in quake wars, 61.6% in UT3, 44% in call of juarez, 55% in HL2 EP2, 50% in WIC so about 50% in average performance increase for gtx280 over 9800gtx+ while the 9800gtx+ was selling in around $250 or less the gtx280 costs $600 or more that is about 3 times price than the 9800gtx+.

So now u judge

EDIT: the resolution for 9800gtx+ and gtx280 comparision was 1920x1200 and with AA enabled.
September 23, 2009 2:30:00 AM

invisik said:
I expected more out of the 5870. Dont get me wrong it seems like a excellent card. Let see how it performs on dx11 games. I think nvidia is going to take back the crown soon as long as they don't "rebrand".


they might take back the crown but it won't matter except to a few Nvidia fanboyz cause they will charge a lot more for a small performance gain which with the software available doesn't mean crap.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 2:37:44 AM

No doubt nvidia overcharges!
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 2:42:55 AM

I'm not planning on buying a 5 series seeing as how my 4870 does everything fine.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 2:47:36 AM

Probably now is a good time to point out that the 4870x2 beats the gtx295 in most of the benchmarks (26 wins vs 19).
September 23, 2009 3:03:59 AM

redwine01 said:
i hope to get the 5770 as it do nice in low resolution.


WOW! you have 5770 already? so you already know how it perform in low resolution. dont say it ain't so. :non: 
September 23, 2009 3:07:19 AM

magicbullet said:
WOW! you have 5770 already? so you already know how it perform in low resolution. dont say it ain't so. :non: 


You noticed he said he hoped to get, which meant (according to my gibberish translator) means he doesn't have it yet and wish to obtain one (perhaps in the near future. Now he's also making a prediction or stating it will be good for low resolution applications.
September 23, 2009 3:15:19 AM

What's funny is that Nvidia GTX295 is retailing for 500$. If you take into account that the GTX295 use 2 GPU and the 5870 only one, you get a good idea of the kind of power these GPU can provide.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 3:43:51 AM

magicbullet said:
WOW! you have 5770 already? so you already know how it perform in low resolution. dont say it ain't so. :non: 



Hed "hope to" and also the 5770 is clearly going to do well at low res, unless some how ATI ended up making a worse card then the last one the 4770 was a beast of a card at low res, just as/nearly as good as the 4850.
September 23, 2009 4:46:58 AM

darkvine said:
Hed "hope to" and also the 5770 is clearly going to do well at low res, unless some how ATI ended up making a worse card then the last one the 4770 was a beast of a card at low res, just as/nearly as good as the 4850.


so you are another 1 who know how the card perform! i'm impress!!!!
where is the CONCRETE FACT buddy!

if i say, 9800gtx+ beat 3870 and gtx 285 beat 4870/90. then GTX 385 will beat 5870? THAT IS NOT A VALID ARGUMENT and gtx 385 might not perform better than 5870.
if A>B, C>D then E>F? is that even a relevent fact?

so saying 5770 will do well because 4770 did well isnt a relevent fact.

PS: I owned 3ati and 4nvidia, so i'm not a fanboy of either, no bias no bull.
September 23, 2009 4:56:54 AM

I am goign to hold off for a little while to see what nvidia brings to the battle then get the better of the 2 and crossfire or sli them. Will be nice once dx11 games come out so we can truly see the potential of these cards.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 5:22:16 AM

magicbullet said:
so you are another 1 who know how the card perform! i'm impress!!!!
where is the CONCRETE FACT buddy!

if i say, 9800gtx+ beat 3870 and gtx 285 beat 4870/90. then GTX 385 will beat 5870? THAT IS NOT A VALID ARGUMENT and gtx 385 might not perform better than 5870.
if A>B, C>D then E>F? is that even a relevent fact?

so saying 5770 will do well because 4770 did well isnt a relevent fact.

PS: I owned 3ati and 4nvidia, so i'm not a fanboy of either, no bias no bull.



what the hell are you talking about? We are comparing one card to its next level. Like saying the 5870 is better then the 4870. No *** it is going to be at least mildly better or else they won't release the damn thing.

And given all the benches showing the improvement so far of the other 5000 cards it is also safe to assume they didn't drop the ball on one random card.

You are going off on some random carp that no one said anything about. Who said *** about the GTX cards at all? No one. Now stop trolling.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 5:43:07 AM

Hahaha I think magicbullet is a little confused...

Anyone else getting a little sad that they don't have a 5870 in their system at this very moment?
a c 130 U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 5:53:33 AM

magicbullet said:
WOW! you have 5770 already? so you already know how it perform in low resolution. dont say it ain't so. :non: 


Ah come on don't take on so its alright, no need to get your knickers in a twist because redwine01 has done the research and knows that the 5770 will be suited by lower resolutions. By which I as someone else who has kept themselves informed about such things am going to conclude that the reference was to the 128 bit bus the card will use. :D 

Mactronix
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 5:54:51 AM

FallenSniper said:
Hahaha I think magicbullet is a little confused...

Anyone else getting a little sad that they don't have a 5870 in their system at this very moment?
Sure, I'll take two - where are they being handed out lol?

Seriously, I think this looks like a great card.

Unfair perhaps, but I expected it would clearly beat a 295. Obviously its a better choice than the 295, especially when you consider you can Crossfire it and not be in quad SLI mode. Not to mention price for an opening offering of new tech.

But it doesn't. That would have made me jump on two immediately.

So I think I will wait a while - don't really need to ugrade right now. See what other vendors do with it. See how things unfold.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 2:15:48 PM

soundefx said:
I am getting the 5870 based on its performance. IF it's near or beats the gtx295 and is better than the 4870x2, it will be in my computer.

If it is not, I take back my vote.

Can't wait on benches of its performance on a retail win7 system at the res I play.


Well from what we have seen so far the 5870 should smoke the 295 hands down... That is what makes me think that Nvdia will not give up the crown w/o a fight....
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 2:55:34 PM

Not really, I have been online since 5AM today and they have not sold 1 unit yet....

They should be available for puchase in a couple of hours.... Trust me the Egg will not run out of GPU's .... they have PALLETS that are being un-wrapped at this moment...They still have to stock the 5850's and 5870x2's......

I called them right now and they said they are getting a gazillion phone calls.... lol
September 23, 2009 3:20:44 PM

OvrClkr said:
Not really, I have been online since 5AM today and they have not sold 1 unit yet....

They should be available for puchase in a couple of hours.... Trust me the Egg will not run out of GPU's .... they have PALLETS that are being un-wrapped at this moment...They still have to stock the 5850's and 5870x2's......

I called them right now and they said they are getting a gazillion phone calls.... lol

Well considering I purchased a 5870 I think they sold out... In fact by Midnight est they were no longer available...
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 3:26:30 PM

So that should mean that they got very few GPU's from AMD, don't know whats going on here but that sounds wierd knowing that this was the most anticipated launch this year other than the i5....

Don't understand why someone else is telling me a whole different story..... This does not make sense at all.....
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 3:41:07 PM

Whats difficult to figure out about it? It doesn't matter how many newegg got, they are all selling out as soon as they become available. This is one of the most anticipated releases in gaming history and a hundred thousand could sell this week alone.
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 3:41:50 PM

Suzaku said:
Well considering I purchased a 5870 I think they sold out... In fact by Midnight est they were no longer available...


You are correct, they went on sale last night, and I bet the so called PALLETS only had a few GPU's... But this still sounds sketchy knowing that normally AMD would have shipped enough for everyone or at least 1 GPU per person..... I have never seen anything like this.... Now the Egg states that all 3 5870's that were on sale last night will not be available till mid next week.... That is not good news for AMD/ATI.... Short supply means they should have waited at least a week to make sure all stores would have enough GPU's for launch.....
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 3:43:53 PM

jennyh said:
Whats difficult to figure out about it? It doesn't matter how many newegg got, they are all selling out as soon as they become available. This is one of the most anticipated releases in gaming history and a hundred thousand could sell this week alone.


Negative Sir, call the Egg and give them the item number to all 3 5870's and they will tell you that they have aprox. 100 GPU's available for next week..... That is not 100,000 GPU's :pfff: 

That is a flop in my book......


a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 3:44:20 PM

The rumors of their deal to supply gaming GPUs to large manufacturers look like they're true, turning this into a paper launch.
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