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ASUS EAH5870 vs EAH4870x2

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July 26, 2010 4:20:56 PM

Hi,

I've had an Asus EAH4870X2 for a couple of years now, but it just died. It was under warranty but they said they can't replace it right now. They offered to exchange it for an EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2. It has 1 GPU, half the RAM, but a newer chipset.

Should I hold out for them to find a replacement for me, or should I take the EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2?

Thanks!

--Kent


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July 26, 2010 4:32:01 PM

Take it.
The 5870 should perform the same as the 4870X2, if not better in some cases, it also runs cooler, uses alot less (about half) power and gives you DX11 support.

If you plan to sell it, its worth ~$100 more also.
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July 30, 2010 3:18:05 PM

The hd 5870 performs little less than a 4870X2 which has 2 gpu but still in the case of single gpu it was the fastest on the planet before gtx 480 arrived .....so go for the hd 5870 it's worth...
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July 30, 2010 4:26:46 PM

Take the 5870.

1. Newer architechture,
2. DX11 support,
3. Uses less power,
4. Less heat.
5. Performance similar to 4870x2,
6. Eyefinity option.
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August 9, 2010 12:03:31 AM

Best answer selected by kentiler.
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