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Old 07-10-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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I'm looking at selling both of my 5770s and upgrading to one of the 3 options below, please dont recommend any dual gpu solutions.
1. eVGA GTX 470 ($336.49 CAD)
2. Diamond 5870 ($349 CAD)
3. Used ASUS 5870 no accessories ($385 USD)

Which one would you go for and why? Has anyone had any experiences before with diamond?
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:01 AM   #2
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Gaming? I would go with a 5850 and flash it to a 5870 bios, gets you to within 5% of the performance of a 5870. I still think your dual 5770's would outperform all of these options though.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:27 AM   #3
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Except that the 5850 would cost around te sMe as the diamond 5870.
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Go with the 5850, such a powerful card for what it's worth. I love it...nothing is wrong with it (yet) for me.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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I'd be saving $10 by going to the 5850 from the 470 or $20 from the 5870. Both of those cards are more powerful than the 5850 so that takes it out of the running. I want to know opinions between the 3 cards I posted.
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Default Re: Graphics upgrade

Did you read what he said?

"I would go with a 5850 and flash it to a 5870 bios, gets you to within 5% of the performance of a 5870"

It's pretty easy to do and will give you the best performance for the money.
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I'd be saving $10 by going to the 5850 from the 470 or $20 from the 5870. Both of those cards are more powerful than the 5850 so that takes it out of the running. I want to know opinions between the 3 cards I posted.
Go with the 470 then, it offers (debatably) the best performance.
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