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April 25, 2011 10:56:29 PM

i just have a simple question. i want to upgrade my video card (Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 1600 Stream Processing Units)

i was looking at this: (newegg num) Item#: N82E16814102928
although the Stream Processing Units are lower will it still be better than my old card?

Thats all thanks

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April 25, 2011 11:09:54 PM

Precision690FAN said:
i just have a simple question. i want to upgrade my video card (Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 1600 Stream Processing Units)

i was looking at this: (newegg num) Item#: N82E16814102928
although the Stream Processing Units are lower will it still be better than my old card?

Thats all thanks


The 5870 is still a remarkably powerful card. The card you are looking at is slightly better in some games, although the improvement is in the region of a few frames per second, nothing particularly extraordinary.

What motherboard, PSU, and CPU do you have? If you have a second PCI-e slot, the power to spare, and a good enough CPU to keep up, you could put in a second 5870 and outperform either card individually.

Not sure why you're in such a hurry to 'upgrade' though, considering you still have one of the most powerful cards available.
April 25, 2011 11:40:53 PM

CPU:AMD PhenomII X6 1090T running OC at 3.7GHz
MB:Asus M4A89TD PRO USB3 (chipset-AMD 890FX)
RAM:4GBs DDR3 1600
VideoCard:Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5
case:Cooler Master HAF 922
PSU:Corsair 850W ATX12V v2.2

I see what your saying about not needing to upgrade, and that might be the wisest idea. although what you said about adding another 5870 got my attention, but what exactly can do crossfire with my board and or video card. I mean i dont know much about cross fire. or if other video cards can go with certian cards, but what will the pros and cons to cross fire with 2 5870?
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