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which radeon 5000 manufacturer? does it matter?

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February 25, 2010 1:55:52 AM

hi,
when looking to upgrade a video card, there are many manufacturers that I guess but the chipset from ati and tweak it for themselves like asus, powercolor, sapphire..etc..
does it make a difference which brand to go with considering id be using ati's drivers?

February 25, 2010 2:03:49 AM

which is smarter to get, a 5870 or a 5970? im debating between the two. i have 2 lcd's to use for eyefinity..
not sure which direction to go in..I like the idea of having dual gpu's..
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February 25, 2010 2:10:46 AM

why not a 5970?
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February 25, 2010 2:12:07 AM

what makes you so sure thats its gonna be out tomrow?
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February 25, 2010 2:25:33 AM

you mentioned the 5830, how about the 5870?
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February 25, 2010 2:29:57 AM

the 5830 is looking sub par in most reviews.. so why would I want to get 3 of a sub par gpu when I could get one flagship and pay a few a little more?

I found one online for $650. Thats pretty average for a top of the line video card..the 295 was about the same price..give or take..maybe still is..about 500
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February 25, 2010 2:36:35 AM

im not deadset on anything, just researching.. look at what is said about the 5830..not that its right or wrong, but many peoplesay its a step above a 4890...its not very well liked so far..
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February 25, 2010 2:43:52 AM

of course not, im just looking to see what I can get..

i wonder if ati really kicked nividia in its teeth with the 5k cards..
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February 25, 2010 2:49:29 AM

are you a ati fan? I like ATI, I have no problem with nividia either though..
But Ive had more luck over the years with ATI products..

So fermi isnt going to be anywhere near the power of the top 5k cards, is it?
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February 25, 2010 3:14:31 AM

can you post the link here, i would like to see its specs from anand's
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February 25, 2010 2:47:53 PM

The only difference is warranty bundles etc. I purchases a powercolor 5850 yesterday, it was only $300 with free 1 day shipping and dirt 2 :D 
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February 25, 2010 3:40:12 PM

hperez, did you get a 5870?
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February 25, 2010 9:52:29 PM

If you were to choose between 5970 and 5830 CF. Then get the 5970 since it has way more performance and overclockable.

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February 28, 2010 1:26:51 PM

pnico said:
hperez, did you get a 5870?


I got the 5850
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