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Which xfx 5870 version should i buy

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 10, 2010 10:38:21 AM

Hi guys
I’m planning on buying new Video card (XFX 5870) this week and I was wondering which XFX 5870 card should I buy
There is lots of versions and I got confused so can someone help me

There is XFX 5870

So which one should I buy?

The 1 GB card or the 2 GB card
And if the 1 GB card which version?
Here is the website if you wana check the cards
Thankx :) 

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September 10, 2010 9:18:09 PM

so the 2gb version offers a significant boost in function compared to the 1gb version? i'm looking into the same care too.
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September 10, 2010 10:36:53 PM

Unless youre planning eyefinity, play at 2560*1650, or log multiple clients of MMORPGs at the same time, 2GB makes no difference.

Out of XFX's HD5870s designs, the most preferable is the refrence AMD "batman " cooler with the reference PCB, followed by the center fan XFX custom design. Anything with an open shroud from XFX is something you should avoid unless its on sale.
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September 10, 2010 11:53:42 PM

+1 Timop

Get a referece designed pcb/cooler card.. Might be a little more expensive but it's because they don't skimp on components and you'll most likely get higher overclocks from it if that's what you want.

Like Timop said, if you don't have a screen over 24' you don't need 2gb. the 1gb will run all your games.
September 12, 2010 5:51:00 PM

good info here. i'll log that into my memory banks for reference when i a get a 24" monitor