dealssapphire 100314-3l radeon hd 6870 1gb 256-bit…

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does this card suck? I have an GTX 220 card... will i notice an improvement?

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@dmccarth: If you mean the GT 220 then here is the comparison: http://www.hwcompare.com/6020/geforce-gt-220-gddr3-vs-radeon-hd-6870/

I needs about 3 times as much power but it is a much better card. I couldn't find any graphic card called gtx 220.

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thats totally what I meant. Thanks a bunch.

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Went to buy this and ended up getting the XFX Radeon 6870 instead. Better brand and only $5 more after rebate.

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List of graphics cards and how they benchmark.

http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu-list/

6870 is the 13th best card right now

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@davidbertram: XFX better than Sapphire? Since when?

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Alright I'm thouroughly confused my radeon 5750 is ranked 49 when 4870 is ranked 16?

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@mexcactus: higher overall number isnt always better. the 4870 is actually ranked 36th. the 4870x2 is 16th. huge difference.

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@confed: That makes so much more sense, thanks!

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Everytime I see these deals, I get sad. My lack of money, and these high tier graphic cards make me go into a depression. A depression that will eventually consume me.I wonder if my doctor can prescribe me some money to get rid of the depression?

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@tljx: They've been good to me with a lifetime limited warranty.

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@jefers0n: The XFX has OpenGL 4.1 vs the Sapphires OpenGL 3.2

The XFX has a lifetime warranty, vs the two year warranty with the Sapphire

@tljx: I would take an equal spec'd XFX card over a Sapphire any day, but I like both brands.

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@promyst: Thanks man...I never would've noticed that difference.

I also realized that Sapphire has the 6870 vapor-x series which is the same exact thing but has better cooling...for $20 bucks

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Built a computer just last November...didn't get PCIe 2.1x16, just 2.0x16 :(

I'm always banging myself in the head for that one...Sigh

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I have two xfx 6870's crossfired, and it's the most beautiful thing ever. I love it!

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I bought the XFX version of this card with the 2 fans a few months back and say its very impressive and you wont come close to touching the performance for the price. I've been able to run every game I own at max settings, and while I still prefer consoles, well the 360, I can say PC games look so much better and run better also. I installed this in one of the HP's I got from woot and have a very respectable gaming PC for $700, cant beat it.

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Ugh I can't decide if the 560 ti is worth the 40 dollar premium; or if I should drop down to a GTX 465 since they are around 100 dollars shipped. I have literally been agonizing for days over this.

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@yoss: Definitely the 560 ti if you plan on using your pc for lots of new games coming out. It might not be the bargain the 460 was when it came out, but it's a heck of a card that won't bat an eye at most GPU intensive games. It all depends on how much gaming/what kinds of games you'll be playing. indie games/minecraft = even cheaper card than the 465. Metro, Crysis, and Battlefield = MOAR POWAH

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@manashne: That website is arbitrary. It doesn't take into account common hardware between each video card. Each figure sent to futuremark has different processors, ram, hard drives, etc. I mean, how does a Radeon 5850 beat out a 6870? Huge difference in performance.

For a better assessment of performance, use Tomshardware.com. At least they test the video cards with a single system.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-radeon-graphics,2977.html

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@davidbertram: While Tomshardware has the better list, the 6850 and 6870 were actually slower cards than the 5850 and 5870. Slightly slower, vastly more energy efficient, signifigantly less expensive, with directx 11... but slower.

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This card is the best buy for the money, in my opinion. However, I prefer to buy from XFX as they have superior quality builds and customer service is a breeze. I bought the XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition (factory overclocked) and the free game for $189.99. A little bit more, but XFX and factory overclocked is worth it. Sweet deal!

And if you're a money-saver, get the 6770. Gets very nice marks and is $99 after rebate!

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@jefers0n: XFX = win. They replaced my 4870 more than 2 years after purchase, no questions asked. Plus their Black Edition cards (factory overclocked, dual fans available) are sweet!

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If you want a good comparison of graphics cards, check out AnandTech. They use a sound benchmarking process and you can compare performance to price based on just about any benchmark or game you could imagine. You can even compare 2 cards including SLI/CF setups.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/206

BTW, this card in an CF setup beats a GTX 580 in both performance and price for most games: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/301?vs=305

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Bitcoin miners are gunna love this.