dealsati radeon hd 5870 1gb ddr5 w/hdmi/dvi graphics…

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still waiting for a 2gb card

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This is so cheap because it is so old. But I'm no idiot, this is still an AMAZING price for this quality of video card! (By old I mean 1.5-2 years haha)

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Amazing. This card is actually faster than a 6970 just so you guys know.

5870= Processing power (single precision): 2.72 TeraFLOPS
6970= 2.7 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power

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Oh skuzzle. I was satisfied for waiting until Black Friday to get a card, but I'm not so sure now. Gah!

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Hey Wooters

limited qty available....

Thanks

GearXS Team

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@gearxs:

Well duh! (Unless you have an infinite supply, which is highly unlikely.)

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Can you tell me who the manufacturer is and is this really new or some factory refurb?

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@gerthdynn:
Condition: New OEM
Manufacturer: AMD ATI

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@dakisback: If you look at actual benchmarks you will see that is certainly not the case ( http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/294?vs=292 ). It is actually almost as powerful as a 6950.

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Would the ATI radeon 5870 support 3d bluray and 3d gaming as well?

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This is an ATi Radeon, not an AMD Radeon; no longer supported, and the 6770s are a lot faster and pretty much the same price.

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@teevoo: ATI is the company that manufactures the chipset. The actually cards are produced by other companies such as ASUS, PNY, EVGA, Gigabyte, etc. This doesn't say who actually made the card...

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@dmccarth: Same here. 2Gb memory makes a huge difference.

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This appears to be the exact card listed here and is listed as being manufactured by ATI.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/09/23/ait-radeon-hd-5870-1gb-review/1

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As a Mac user, it bums me out to see that the Apple version of this sells for $450. The only difference is an EFI to make it run in OS X.

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Along with my 3d bluray and 3d gaming question does anyone know if this would fit in my Gateway lx6810?

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Most video cards cost $50 the next year, and as long as your computer isn't garbage, they'll more than hold their own on whatever the newest, greatest game is. Big $$$ on video cards is the biggest "suckers bet" in computer hardware. The few that are "happy" they spent $300 on a video card really don't enjoy anything more than those who spent $140. They're just trying to save face. I say this as someone who owns several computer building businesses. I'd be in for one, but I already get these for $40! ;-)

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2GB will only give you a performance increase if you are using them in a Eyefinity set up.

You wont find a game that will benefit from a 2gb card while running a single monitor.

Getting this card now is really only wise if you have another 5870 and you want to run crossfire.

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@eloplayspolo: Yeah, this is entirely correct. Video memory over 1GB only helps for very large resolutions either an eyefinity (3 monitors all with a game displayed) or a large resolution (2560x1440+). 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 are small enough resolutions to be handled by 1GB vram without issue.

And @jefslat if you think this is comparable to a 6670, you are sorely mistaken. Perhaps you meant 6870, and this card is comparable to that one (slightly better for the 5870) at a lower price (and one that doesn't require rebates).

@boredmaster cards don't drop that fast, this is still a powerful card that can run lots of games at pretty good settings. This is a great price/performance ratio right now, its only the very high end cards where they start to become too expensive for too little gains

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There is so much bad information here it is shocking...

I guess now I understand why AMD went and renumbered their cards, making the older 5870 the "new" 6970, so that people would look at the "deal" that was the 6870 and think "well, the number is higher, so it MUST be faster", when it isn't.

To the idiot who said that 5870s can be purchased for $40, go for it, buy all you like, sell them all day long for $150, that should be your entire business. Silly, cards half this powerful can't be purchased for $40, much less this one.

The other comment about 2GB of RAM making a difference, that is nonsense. First, games have to have textures large enough to actually need it, which are VERY few, second, you need to be running a panel higher than 1920x1200 resolution to need it. One of the 30" panels at 2560x1600 would do it, or multiple panels would do it.

Some of you need to go read Anandtech and learn about video cards...

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@chezteladog: The one in that article looks like to have been a reference board that ATI and now AMD sends out to the graphics card manufacturers in order to give them a example of how to meet the various requirements for thermal, memory timing, etc. I suppose that it is possible that these are actually reference boards and that is where their relatively cheap supply is coming from.

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@brad3326 line it up side to side with an HIS IceQ 6770. The 6770 is faster and less expensive. I did a ton of research before upgrading my 5770 x-fire set to the 6770 set.

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@jefslat: Ahh, so you had a 5770...

This is a 5870, a very different card to your 5770.

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@jefslat: You were comparing a 5770 to a 5870? Wow... yeah. The 6770 might give you a frame or two over a 5770, and you get bluray audio. Tom's Hardware has articles on that upgrade, but they don't think it is worth it. The 5870 was the best single chip card you could get from ATI until the 6970 came out much after the 6870.

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in my experience, don't trust this seller. their return process for DOA or defective merch is a nightmare. Supposedly they were changing their tune this year, but in the last month their ebay store's feedback has gone down the crapper. more negative feedback in the last 30 days than in the last 6 months combined. if you call them for customer service, they don't answer or call back, and forget about ever getting a reply to your emails.

This is hands-down the single worst company I've ever purchased anything from in my entire life. They even sent me an email when I my item didn't show up that they would only help me if I went back to ebay and removed my negative feedback. They tried to have my resellerratings review removed by claiming I wasn't a customer, but I provided proof to resellerratings so they left my negative review up.

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from their return policy:
"All RMA must be shipped in freight/insurance prepaid. A traceable shipping method is highly recommended. Customer assumes risks of loss/damage in transit. No package will be accepted if it is shipped "COD" or "Freight Collect"."

meaning YOU have to pay for return shipping of DOA or damaged items!

"RMA request(s) for credit/exchange may be refused at GearXS's discretion."

meaning you may or may not get your money back or a replacement item.

to get the RMA number, you have to agree to all their terms, meaning they can do whatever they want, including not refunding you.

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=gearxs&iid=290627098910&de=off&items=25&which=negative&interval=30&_trkparms=negative_30

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For what it is worth, it looks like this seller just needs to hire one or two more support staff, perhaps improve their systems.

Their eBay feedback rate is still over 99%, which isn't bad.

It would not take much to really improve that number however.

Then again, keep in mind it costs money to do that, so everything they sell has to get slightly more expensive. At their volume, probably not much, 50 cents to a dollar more maybe on something like this.

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@jefslat: That explains why ATi publishes driver updates almost monthly for all of the HD cards they've ever made, eh?

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@boredmaster: This was true about 5 or so years ago but with upgrades coming less and less frequently, it isn't even close to true today. My 560 TI is the exact same price as when I bought it near it's release last January. With the one year mark coming up in a month and 1/2, I don't foresee a major price drop.

Also, there is no way you are buying this card for $40 and after reading what you wrote, I seriously doubt you build computers let alone own businesses that build computers.

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For those who don't seem to care to actually do some research before claiming this card is less powerful than that one or more powerful than some other one I'll leave a nice little link showing a hierarchy of graphics cards. This card is essentially equal to the 560 Ti, but at $100 less during this sale.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-card-radeon-geforce,3067-7.html

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@luciddreamz613 could be because all of tech is on a high price because of the tsunami in japan and all the floods in Asia. Some hardrives have more than doubled in price! because of the tsunami and floods so maybe the gpu market has also been affected in some way i haven't heard about