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November 28, 2010 12:40:02 PM

Why is it that an HD 6870 is $100 more than an HD 5870 on NewEgg?

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November 28, 2010 1:22:28 PM

? The 6870 is cheaper.
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November 28, 2010 3:35:30 PM

Cheapest HD5870 = $310
Cheapest HD6870 = $270

If you mean why is the 5870 $100 more than the 6870, it's because ATI (for whatever reason) took what would have been the HD6750/HD6770 and named them the HD6850 and HD6870.
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November 28, 2010 5:07:15 PM

mosox said:
? The 6870 is cheaper.



Makes perfect sense. Thanks



mosox said:
? The 6870 is cheaper.


shadow187 said:
Cheapest HD5870 = $310
Cheapest HD6870 = $270

If you mean why is the 5870 $100 more than the 6870, it's because ATI (for whatever reason) took what would have been the HD6750/HD6770 and named them the HD6850 and HD6870.


Yeah, that's what I meant. Wasn't quite awake yet and was out the door when I posted that. :p 

So, is the new series of ATI Radeon HDs like Intel Core processors? Came out with the i7s, THEN the weaker, cheaper i5s?

HD 6870 is a more budget/economy-friendly card that simply has a bigger number than the more expensive 58xx? Or is the 6xxx actually more powerful?

Thanks, ya'll
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November 28, 2010 5:14:52 PM

The HD6950 and HD6970 will replace the HD5850 and HD5870, respectively. Performance will increase.
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