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Radeon HD 6870 or GeForce GTX 470

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December 14, 2010 11:03:46 PM

I'm looking for any advice between these two graphics cards, I've used Radeon is the past but always had to deal with gnarly driver issues. Um, I'm thinking of switching back to NVIDIA and wanted to know what you thought of these two models. It's for an Intel i7 860/ set up with a ViewSonic VG2428wm - 24" - widescreen TFT active matrix LCD display (HDMI)

I'd love any advice as well as other graphic card options..

Thanks!

a c 189 U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 12:07:29 AM

GTX470 is an old tech, if you want nvidia then go with GTX570. I'm pretty sure you can maxed out almost any games with that card plus your current system.
What is your current card? PSU? brand? model?
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December 15, 2010 12:16:41 AM

Oops, that's what I meant 570. I have no card right now, I'm building all from scratch. I just wanted to know what card would be best for gaming/graphics out of those two options. Or something around 230.00-250.00 usd.
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December 15, 2010 12:38:42 AM

Sweet man thx, 750 watts enough?
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December 15, 2010 12:43:01 AM

hello ItsPaulie,
Here are the specifications of both:
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NVIDIA GTX 570:
Performance:
797 MHz GPU
480 CUDA Cores
400 MHz RAMDAC
Memory:
1280 MB, 320 bit GDDR5
3900 MHz (effective)
156 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
Interface:
PCI-E 2.0 16x
DVI-I, DVI-I, Mini-HDMI
SLI Capable
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Radeon HD 6870:
Manu. Process (Micron) 40nm
Memory Size (MB) 1024
Memory Type GDDR5
Engine CLK (MHz) 900Mhz
Memory CLK (Gbps) 4.2Gbps
Memory Interface (bit) 256
Power Supply Requirement 500 Watt or greater power
Max. Resolution 2560*1600
Bus Interface PCI Express x16
Display Port Yes
HDMI Yes
DVI Upper Single-link DVI-D + Bottom Dual-link DVI-I
VGA No.
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Buddy definitely GTX 570 is far more better.
If u can afford easily then go for GTX 570.
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Here are the Power supply calculators:
http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine
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http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDR

http://www.hardocp.com/reviews/psu_power_supplies/

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

http://www.raptoxx.com/calculator.php

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power

http://www.journeysystems.com/power_supply/

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=power

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
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Best Of Luck.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 12:51:20 AM

Don't judge PSU only from it's wattage.
What brand? model? Generally 750W is more than enough for a single card.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 12:51:31 AM

The new AMD cards should be out tomorrow. You should wait on reviews and pricing before making any decisions. They seem like they will be very nice choices for the money.

EDIT: Check that, they are already on newegg. HD6950 = $300, HD6970 = $370. Now just wait on the review for some accurate performance numbers.
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December 15, 2010 1:13:57 AM

Sounds like a good idea jyjjy, Ill do that. Again, I have no real preference...just trying (like everyone) tryin to get that bang for the buck :) 

And wa1, I agree. Right now I'm rockin the i7 860 with the P55 motherboard. I don't really plan on doing too much O/C. Gonna run it all straight and see how it handles. The last PC I built was 6 years ago... So much has changed :) 
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 1:15:20 AM

My bet is that the HD6950 will end up being the best buy on the high end for a while to come, especially if you are willing to give it an overclock, just like the HD5850 was for a long time.
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