I'm planning on building a new pc with the purpose of gaming and was wondering how the 5870 is. I know it's an older card but a friend has a spare and he's willing to give it to me for free. It's free so i have nothing to lose but if it isn't up to par then i may be better off buying a more recent card.
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It's still pretty good. You can play most any game on High settings at 1080p, with or without antialiasing - depending on how smooth a framerate you want. It does draw a decent amount of power, so make sure you've got a >400w PSU.