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.
Does anyone know if its worth the extra 40-50bucks for a "2Gb" 5870 instead of the normal "1Gb"?
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"
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.
I would stick with the Vapor-X, you have three models:
If you plan to run more monitors you should go for 2GB.
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.
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)
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.