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i'm going to upgrade my gpu and after a few research i found 2 option with my current budget and i need and opinion on this

 

1. 6850: use it for a while then crossfire later should i need more power (cheaper,low power, crossfire expandability)

 

2. 560ti: stick it in and use it till i buy a new card (pricey, uses more power , better performance, no hassle on dual gpu scaling )

 

i'll be buying a new psu too for this upgrade that is why i only have a few card in mind and the max i can go is 560ti, 6950 here cost 30 dollar more and 6870 is priced just 10 dollar cheaper than the cheapest 560ti so both is out of the question.

 

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i'll be playing at 1080p and i just saw a stock clearance sale for a MSI 5870 lightning which is cheaper than the 560ti, is it going to outperform the 560 if i oc the hell out of it? :blink:

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Current specs and links to where you can buy from as well as a budget.

 

From this info we can make more informed suggestions, likely finding you a good deal or two.

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i'm still running the same spec from the siggy but i buy directly from retailer so i can't post a link for you :( there is no online shop like newegg here, fyi the cheapest 560ti here is rm750=236usd and the price for the cheapest 6850 is rm530=167usd. other card is priced in between. my budget is limited to usd240 cause i still need to buy a new psu

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A 5870 will outperform a 560ti without overclocking my friend - it's still a good card. I think the 5850 is probably a bit better than/almost on par with the 560ti

 

When you planning on getting this build done? The new 7XXX series has a paper launch tomorrow and an actual launch on the 9th of Jan 2012 - so it might cause prices to go down on the cards you are looking at.

 

EDIT: Here you go Stonerboy:

 

Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.6Ghz

CM V8

Msi DKA790GX Platinum

4GB Corsair XMS2 [email protected]

XFX GTX260 Core Edition+Modded Battle Axe VGA cooler

WD Caviar Black 1TB

Corsair CX400

CM HAF922

LG W2253TQ

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit/XP home SP2 32Bit

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There we go definately would want to upgrade the PSU.

 

And will second a rec on 5870.

 

Should be cheaper and should also just outperform the 560ti.

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my vote goes for the 560 ti who is a great card, or why not the 6870 , at that resolicion perform very good

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my vote goes for the 560 ti who is a great card, or why not the 6870 , at that resolicion perform very good

The 5870 is better than the 6870 and the 560ti + cheaper....it's a no brainer to me lol

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but it is AMD's 5xxx series card. :-/

Otherwise 560ti is better choice between the two options given by OP.

6950 is almost equal to 560ti if not greater.

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The 5870 is better than the 6870 and the 560ti + cheaper....it's a no brainer to me lol

I concur.

He should even be able to pull two of these together for 5870 cf which will utterly destroy the competition.

Provided pricing ain't stupid.

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So the 6870 is beaten by it's previous generation brother? :ouch:

AMD Radeon HD 5870

Stream Processors - 1600

Texture Units - 80

ROPs - 32

Core Clock - 850MHz

Memory Clock - 1.2GHz (4.8GHz effective) GDDR5

Memory Bus Width - 256-bit

Frame Buffer - 1GB

FP64 - 1/5

Transistor Count - 2.15B

Manufacturing Process - TSMC 40nm

 

AMD Radeon HD 6870

Stream Processors - 1120

Texture Units - 56

ROPs - 32

Core Clock - 900MHz

Memory Clock - 1.05GHz (4.2GHz effective) GDDR5

Memory Bus Width - 256-bit

Frame Buffer - 1GB

FP64 - N/A

Transistor Count - 1.7B

Manufacturing Process - TSMC 40nm

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