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  • Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

    I am looking to replace my XFX 4870 Crossfired cards with this card. I look to be losing maybe 5 fps on BC2, but I want the room in my case so I can reinstall my Asus Xonar D2. (Look for my 4870's to be in the for sale area soon.) My budget is an issue as I want to stay under $200 and this card sits at $180 right now.

    Does anyone have experience with the Sapphire brand or the 6870?

    Thanks in advance for your replay and as always...

    Go Gators!

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    Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

    I have had 2 Sappphire cards in a row, very pleased with them. Don't know about the 6870, have a 5870 at the moment, how much will the 5870 cost you and how much of a gain is the 6870 in real terms. Plus, down the line if you got a bigger case I hear the 5870's in crossfire are awesome.


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      Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

      You're going to gain anywhere from 8 to 20 fps with the HD6870 over the HD5870 depending on the game and how high of a resolution you game at usually. Typically you won't see much more than 8-12 fps gains.

      As for Sapphire, almost all their cards are rock solid. Good aftermarket coolers and I've never had the 3 I've owned fail on me. In fact, my current HD5830 is a Sapphire.
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      • #4
        Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

        You sure you want to pay that much to downgrade your performance?
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          Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

          Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
          You're going to gain anywhere from 8 to 20 fps with the HD6870 over the HD5870 depending on the game and how high of a resolution you game at usually. Typically you won't see much more than 8-12 fps gains.
          Don't you mean a loss instead of a gain? Or were you assuming that since 6870 is a higher model number than 5870 that it must provide some performance gain in terms of fps? Every comparison between these two cards I could find on tech review sites show the 5870 performs slightly better than the 6870 in terms of fps.

          The 6870 is surely the better performance/cost option, however.

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          • #6
            Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

            Originally posted by sordavie View Post
            Don't you mean a loss instead of a gain? Or were you assuming that since 6870 is a higher model number than 5870 that it must provide some performance gain in terms of fps? Every comparison between these two cards I could find on tech review sites show the 5870 performs slightly better than the 6870 in terms of fps.

            The 6870 is surely the better performance/cost option, however.
            Ah dangit, sorry guys. Yeah, it's a downgrade performance. I was thinking of the HD6950.
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            • #7
              Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

              I'm really happy with my Sapphire 5770 for what it's worth.
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                Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                Now if you were to CF HD6870, that's a whole other story. If you don't mind the slight loss in framerates, then go ahead and get the HD6870. You'd save a bit on your power bill as well.
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                • #9
                  Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                  so $200 for this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161349
                  is a better "value" than paying an extra $80 to get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102888?


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                  • #10
                    Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                    Originally posted by birdie_in_Texas View Post
                    so $200 for this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161349
                    is a better "value" than paying an extra $80 to get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102888?
                    Well you guys missed out. I posted this crap days ago (just a few threads below this one), and surprisingly not one response. Picked up that sweet Sapphire 5870 (linked above) for only $179 after MIR ($200 before), and free shipping. Now it's back to it's regular price. Just got it today. :D

                    I'm currently running 3 monitors in eyefinity on my xfx 5830, and it used to max all my games out beautifully in 1680 x 1050 on my old monitor, but with the rez at 5760 x 1080 (yup! that's right!), it definitely strains to keep a healthy framerate. Still totally playable, but not as impressive. Hopefully this 5870 should help. In fact, I'm thinking about mounting my old monitor as a 4th, over the center, so I can have movies or shows going whilst doing other crap. I've been SOOOOOOO spoiled by eyefinity. It freaking rocks.

                    My thoughts on the 6870? Not worth it with the deal I got, but at normal prices, it seems to be a better buy, even with the performance hit. Honestly, though, your 2 4870's crossfired have got to be pretty dang good. The only reason I'd upgrade would be to get eyefinity support, and audio through hdmi. other than that, I don't think you'll be that impressed with performance if you upgraded.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                      What I see now after a few days of reading, is that for $289 you can get a 2GB 6950 that pretty much will do "anything" there is and more, so I am telling the guy who wants me to build him a "super system" that overall, I cannot see a way to find a better "value" for performance than this card.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150518

                      He can even lose his mind and get 2 of them and REALLY run up his electric bill! hahaha

                      Even though this is $80 over your target of $200, it seems like it would be more than worth it to "future proof" your system..

                      but just my $.02 worth..


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                        Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                        Originally posted by birdie_in_Texas View Post
                        What I see now after a few days of reading, is that for $289 you can get a 2GB 6950 that pretty much will do "anything" there is and more, so I am telling the guy who wants me to build him a "super system" that overall, I cannot see a way to find a better "value" for performance than this card.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150518

                        He can even lose his mind and get 2 of them and REALLY run up his electric bill! hahaha

                        Even though this is $80 over your target of $200, it seems like it would be more than worth it to "future proof" your system..

                        but just my $.02 worth..
                        And you can flash the bios on the 6950 very easily to basically make it a 6970.....Like I did :)
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                        • #13
                          Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                          I was reading about that..+%20 in electric use and more heat, but whammo! a 6970 2-gig bad ass!


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                            Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                            Just bought Sapphire HD6870 Toxic yestarday.
                            I would apreciate if anyone here knows any known issues and/or sollutions.
                            i am running win 7 64bit service pack 1 and the latest catalyst. after 4 hours idle i just happend to have my very first bsod(i was just browsing) After i rebooted the was no dvd rom. after that i played moh and Arma OA like 2 hours with no problems at all.

                            thanks in advance

                            am a bit curious about catalyst drivers....
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                              Re: Thoughts on the Sapphire HD 6870...

                              Originally posted by birdie_in_Texas View Post
                              I was reading about that..+%20 in electric use and more heat, but whammo! a 6970 2-gig bad ass!
                              more heat? after a 4 hour marathon on BC2 I am lucky if it crack 43C, idle is 30C
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