HD 6870

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

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  1. ? The 6870 is cheaper.
  2. 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.
  3. mosox said:
    ? The 6870 is cheaper.



    Makes perfect sense. Thanks


    mosox said:
    ? The 6870 is cheaper.


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