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April 6, 2011 6:13:35 PM

Hey all ;) 

Ok i've got one of these XFX HD5870 Was extremely Cheap £160 But didn't notice much off a difference upgrading from a HD3870...
is it because its a very cheap version of the 5870???

What have your expriences been like with this XFX HD5870 GFX cards???

Greetz
ZED

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April 6, 2011 6:15:55 PM

Did u reinstall your drivers, using Driver Sweeper?
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April 6, 2011 6:20:45 PM

xZEDx said:
Hey all ;) 

Ok i've got one of these XFX HD5870 Was extremely Cheap £160 But didn't notice much off a difference upgrading from a HD3870...
is it because its a very cheap version of the 5870???

What have your expriences been like with this XFX HD5870 GFX cards???

Greetz
ZED

What games were you playing at what setting? Also, what CPU RAM, MoBo do you have?
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April 6, 2011 6:29:45 PM

oooppps sorry hear are the specs

AMD 6000+ dualcore 3.0Ghz
Gigabit GMA16-D2S
OCZ Dominator DDR2 800 4Gb
Corsair 750W

I was playing Coniction Max settings 1440x900 AA & AF and is about the same results as the HD3870 most levels sub 25fps,
AC Brotherhood with the 3870 Maxed iwas getting 30~fps with the 5870 i'm getting 35~

Almost any game i play the results are very close to the hd3870 +5FPS~

ZED :) 
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April 6, 2011 6:31:31 PM

xZEDx said:
oooppps sorry hear are the specs

AMD 6000+ dualcore 3.0Ghz
Gigabit GMA16-D2S
OCZ Dominator DDR2 800 4Gb
Corsair 750W

I was playing Coniction Max settings 1440x900 AA & AF and is about the same results as the HD3870 most levels sub 25fps,
AC Brotherhood with the 3870 Maxed iwas getting 30~fps with the 5870 i'm getting 35~

Almost any game i play the results are very close to the hd3870 +5FPS~

ZED :) 

Your CPU is a bottleneck. You should get a new CPU and motherboard. After school I can help more.
April 6, 2011 6:34:23 PM

yeah i thought it was something like that,

I was leaning towards a cheap XFX Make lol :p 
April 6, 2011 6:34:30 PM

HostileDonut said:
Your CPU is a bottleneck. You should get a new CPU and motherboard. After school I can help more.

I totally agree
April 6, 2011 6:43:55 PM

would a....
phnom II 965 Quad core or Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition?? .......... or is hexcore over kill?
M4A87TD EVO Motherboard
4GB (2x2GB) Patriot Gamer Series DDR3 1600Mhz CL8
£269.98

be good enough?? Got a tight bugget :D  so no INTEL stuff
April 6, 2011 6:55:21 PM

xZEDx said:
would a....
phnom II 965 Quad core or Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition?? .......... or is hexcore over kill?
M4A87TD EVO Motherboard
4GB (2x2GB) Patriot Gamer Series DDR3 1600Mhz CL8
£269.98

be good enough?? Got a tight bugget :D  so no INTEL stuff

This could be good :D 
April 6, 2011 6:58:57 PM

A 'cheap' 5870 is still a 5870. The difference between versions comes down to the fact if you can modify voltage, if it is factory overclocked, if it has a special cooler versus the stock, etc. 5870 are dropping in price as the supplies dwindle and people are shifting towards 6950 and 6970s.

The rest of the system is definitely holding it back, and the upgrade should make a noticeble difference.
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April 6, 2011 7:22:38 PM

xZEDx said:
would a....
phnom II 965 Quad core or Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition?? .......... or is hexcore over kill?
M4A87TD EVO Motherboard
4GB (2x2GB) Patriot Gamer Series DDR3 1600Mhz CL8
£269.98

be good enough?? Got a tight bugget :D  so no INTEL stuff

Yes, get that. Except one thing. If you are gaming, hex cores are overkill. A Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 is the exact thing as a AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3. If you plan on doing any overclocking, get a 955. The only difference between the two chips is that one is "pre-overclocked'.
April 6, 2011 7:55:37 PM

HostileDonut said:
Yes, get that. Except one thing. If you are gaming, hex cores are overkill. A Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 is the exact thing as a AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3. If you plan on doing any overclocking, get a 955. The only difference between the two chips is that one is "pre-overclocked'.

^ I totally agree. Thats why I got a i5 760 :D 
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April 6, 2011 7:59:03 PM

RobisssLV said:
^ I totally agree. Thats why I got a i5 760 :D 

Wait, why did you get the 760? The 760 is the pre-overclocked 750 with an iGPU.
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