Best brand of ATI 5870 to buy?

Hey Guys, So im Building a High-end HTPC/Gaming. But im wondering which ATI 5870 to get.

1) Quietest Fan! (this is the most important factor to me :))
2) Quality (i wouldn't mind paying extra if it will get me a more quality card)

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  1. I would look at XFX and Sapphire. They are the two overall best manufacturer's of ATI graphic cards.
  2. Sapphire Vapor-X. PowerColor PCS+ runs very quiet too (has no voltage control I think).
  3. thanks, yea i think im leaning to the sapphire.. but either way is it worth getting a "2Gb" 5870 ??
    Like the "Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5870 2048MB Eyefinity 6 Edition"
  4. Hi dino 1080p

    My vote goes for the Sapphire Vapor-X. I've got one and no complaints - very quiet.
    I'm sure they do a 2Gb version as well as a 2Gb Toxic version.

    Regards keith263
  5. Does anyone know if its worth the extra 40-50bucks for a "2Gb" 5870 instead of the normal "1Gb"?
  6. hey thanks for the vote keith263! (quiet is what i need :))
    yes iv found a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 Toxic 2GB

    i will go with either a regular "Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870"
    or if its worth the extra $, the "Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 Toxic 2GB"
  7. Hi dino 1080p

    I did read a review where they noticed very little difference between the standard 1Gb and 2Gb cards because
    the extra 1Gb didn't increase the general performance, but I think it was different with the Toxic because of increased
    core speeds.
    I would suggest googling the reviews so you can make an informed decision.

    Regards keith263
  8. I would stick with the Vapor-X, you have three models:

    SAPPHIRE TOXIC (2048 MB, also Vapor-X, also OC)

    The last one is harder to find:
  9. If you plan to run more monitors you should go for 2GB.
  10. I'm running 3 monitors 1 at 5040*1050 off a single 1GB 5850 and have no issues with Vram, maybe that's just me.

    IMO get a 5850 and wait, the 6000 series is pretty close to launch.
  11. Hey Thanks for the responce guys! im getting the hang of it now.

    The SAPPHIRE TOXIC 2048 MB Vapor-X is around £380
    The regular SAPPHIRE 1024 MB Vapor-X is around £325

    My screan is a 42" HDTV. but if im going to spend £325 i might as well pay the extra £55 and know iv got a sweet card..?

    (i will also be using it for "Bitstreaming DTS-HD TrueHD" 7.1 to a Logitech Z-5500 Digital Surround Sound Speaker System)
  12. I have the Sapphire 1GB and it works great... It gets a bit loud when I turn up the fans but that's part of the deal with the 5870 card. If you plan to run 3 or more monitors then go for the 2GB otherwise put that money towards something else.
  13. +1 vapor-x
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