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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by HONkUS » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:46 pm

As of right now Gigabyte and XFX 5870's are in stock at Newegg

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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by gibbersome » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:45 pm

HONkUS wrote:As of right now Gigabyte and XFX 5870's are in stock at Newegg
Out of stock again. Newegg is going to be playing this cat and mouse game for a week or two.

I'd suggest waiting a couple months before you buy this. The holiday season will bring lots of great deals!

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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by HONkUS » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:32 pm

well if your quick you CAN get one from newegg, I know because UPS says mine left their warehouse yesterday :)

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Post by Skippman » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:19 am

HONkUS wrote:well if your quick you CAN get one from newegg, I know because UPS says mine left their warehouse yesterday :)

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Post by Apoptosis » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:18 pm

should have overnighted it :)
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Post by DL13 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:39 pm

:drool: I definitely going to get one I'm just going to what to get it :(
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Post by jakegub » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:39 pm

So he has an icon of texas and it's due the 28th. I vote we all storm texas for his video card and hope the volunteers from Tennessee don't show up to stop us.
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by DL13 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:41 pm

jakegub wrote:So he has an icon of texas and it's due the 28th. I vote we all storm texas for his video card and hope the volunteers from Tennessee don't show up to stop us.
I vote for it.
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Post by DL13 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:47 pm

All right every one jump him and winner tacks all. :axe: :finga:
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Post by skier » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:56 pm

helluva upgrade dude, have fun with it
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by shaxs » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:43 pm

Im jealous. I have to wait 4 more months before I can build my new rig....

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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by Skippman » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:04 am

Getting this back on topic.

Nate, how much processing power do you REALLY need to push this card in a 2 way and 3 way Crossfire setup?

Doing some reading it seems that with the i5 and i7 platforms current GPU's are maxing out before the processor is. If that's the case is the same true of the 5870? What about multicard setups? Is i5 and i7 really needed for the high-end enthusiast gamer who wants to max out the performance of this card or is C2Q and the Phenom II 4x still enough to tap them out?

I ask this as there's no point building a machine for TODAY using parts that will remain unutilized. If 3D gaming is the number one reason for the machine why buy a processor that's never going to be maxed out when you can save budget and spend that on another GPU instead.

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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

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PHOTOSHOPPED!!! :finga:

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Post by justjoel73 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:49 am

Looks like a kick ass card, would want one but I have to think about the kids first.

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Post by The Flying Pig » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:19 pm

guess my 4870x2 is now obsolete :cry:
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:28 pm

The Flying Pig wrote:guess my 4870x2 is now obsolete :cry:

yup and replaced by this upcoming 5870 X2!
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review

Post by shaxs » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:38 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
The Flying Pig wrote:guess my 4870x2 is now obsolete :cry:

yup and replaced by this upcoming 5870 X2!
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Nice! I friggen work at AMD and have yet to see a x2 picture! Good stuff right there. No the question is... 1 5870 or 2x5850.... hhmmmm....

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