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December 12, 2009 4:55:07 AM

is it worth it to upgrade tothe 5870 or must i wait for the 5870x2?

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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2009 5:13:59 AM

A 4870x2 will perform the same as a 5870.
The 5870x2 is the 5970.

a c 169 U Graphics card
December 12, 2009 6:13:17 AM

+1^
A HD 4870X2 performs like a HD 5870 so its not worth it to change your HD 4870X2 and get a HD 5870,most reasonable upgrade would be HD 5970 which performs like 2 HD 5850's in CrossFire
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2009 9:01:09 AM

You mean you have a 4870 x2 already?

No, it's not worth upgrading it for any reason right now.

A single 4870 X2 is going to kill any game available until they start coming out with DX11-only games. Unless you have a monitor the size of a house. In either case, I doubt you'll get any performance increase worth even close to $400.
a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2009 1:01:46 PM

if u have a 4870x2 , dont go for a 5870 , only 5970 if needed , and that too if u have a 30'' monitor ...
December 12, 2009 10:38:59 PM

Gonna correct a few things. The HD 5970 is 2 HD 5850 chips (x2) and usually overclocked. Some say if you have a 4870x2 to not go for a HD 5870 +. The 4870x2 has more power, yes, but the 5870+ are similar in raw power and faster in general cards with more streaming processes and require less wattage to run.

The 5870 on general seems to cost around $400 almost everywhere. The 5970 seems to cost $600 mostly. On top of that, a lot of games have issues detecting dual gpu cards such as the 4870x2 and 5970. Personally I would go with a 5870 and crossfire it.
a c 1405 U Graphics card
December 12, 2009 10:46:31 PM

It is not worth ...grading to a HD5870 from HD4870x2 just because of DX11. Wait until we have some applications out that support it nobody knows how well it is going to improve our visual experience.
a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2009 11:11:52 PM

10hellfire01 said:
Gonna correct a few things. The HD 5970 is 2 HD 5850 chips (x2) and usually overclocked. Some say if you have a 4870x2 to not go for a HD 5870 +. The 4870x2 has more power, yes, but the 5870+ are similar in raw power and faster in general cards with more streaming processes and require less wattage to run.

The 5870 on general seems to cost around $400 almost everywhere. The 5970 seems to cost $600 mostly. On top of that, a lot of games have issues detecting dual gpu cards such as the 4870x2 and 5970. Personally I would go with a 5870 and crossfire it.


I don't think anyone's doubting that there are technically some advantages you'd get from a 5970 or 5870(s). It's more like we're all saying "What horrible, horrible waste of money that would be."

Basically, he's already got a card that's going a million miles per hour. There's no sense spending hundreds of dollars to get to 1,000,001 miles per hour, unless he's expecting to win some kind of trophy for having the highest benchmarks in the neighborhood. In terms of real-life gaming, a 4870 x2 is already going to max out your experience under virtually any circumstances.
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