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ATI Radeon HD 5870 - thoughts?

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November 24, 2012 1:38:21 PM

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.
November 24, 2012 1:56:16 PM

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.
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November 24, 2012 2:16:56 PM

^^ Good card still.

I wish I had friends like yours ;) 
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November 24, 2012 3:18:11 PM

You can also pick a second one up for cheap, to give it competitive power. It's what I'd do, if you have a motherboard and power supply to support it.
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