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    i was wondering if any of you are running this bad boy right now (HD 5870) and how it performs in game. If you all say go for it this will be a nice xmas present to myself.

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    Do you have trackIR? I would say go for that than a new gfx card.
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      Yes. 1920x1080 Everything turned all the way up except the aa/af and post processing crap turned off. 1680 view distance but I still get the invisible trees at long range sniper shots so that has to be the game engine, havent pushed the view setting yet. It makes me giddy every time I play and remember how it was on my 8800gtx.

      Avg 50+fps but still drops to -30fps at some points.
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      • #4
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        My 5850 maxes everything but AA out at 1152 horizontal.

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          thanx for the responses ill think about getting this

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          • #6
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            just ordered one off tiger direct along with a new 1000 watt psu. Cant wait to get it!

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              do you think that this is hurting Nvidia's stock??

              i know that i got some money from santa and im looking to upgrade, to wither a new card or a new ssd drive. i have never baought an ATI card before, are they something like amd here i ned a different mobo to use one of these???

              i have a xfx 760i mobo with a gts 250..... is it in my interest to wait tll march when the new nvidia cards come out or should i burn the money in my pockedt and go with an ati 5870






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                You can use a ATI card in your motherboard no problem in that, the PCI express interface is common to ATI and NVIDIA. But in your particular case you should go to a NVIDIA one, due to the fact that it supports SLI. You can have that 250 dedicated to physx and a newer only for the graphics.

                Wait for the 300 series for nvidia to be released and make your choice then, that's my advice.
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                • #9
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                  thanks for the quick reply.... i know that all of what bamboo has brought in with the reviews i knew that is what i wanted to do but i just wanted to make sure






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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Jack Bauer View Post
                    do you think that this is hurting Nvidia's stock??

                    i know that i got some money from santa and im looking to upgrade, to wither a new card or a new ssd drive. i have never baought an ATI card before, are they something like amd here i ned a different mobo to use one of these???

                    i have a xfx 760i mobo with a gts 250..... is it in my interest to wait tll march when the new nvidia cards come out or should i burn the money in my pockedt and go with an ati 5870
                    If you dont feel you really need it, then wait. For me, this was my first ATI in a long line of nvidia back to the ti4600. I had built a new rig and was happy with my 8800gtx untill I installed Arma2. My choice after that was what would give me the best bang for the buck right now and that was the 5870. Since the series is the only dx11 on the market I figure this will last me several years like the 8800gtx did.

                    However, I will say this is my 3rd 5870. First one sounded like a high voltage box that even xfx said wasnt right, the second had bad ram and while this one works great and was factory sealed, it had finger prints on it.
                    Originally posted by Jorge.PT View Post
                    You can use a ATI card in your motherboard no problem in that, the PCI express interface is common to ATI and NVIDIA. But in your particular case you should go to a NVIDIA one, due to the fact that it supports SLI. You can have that 250 dedicated to physx and a newer only for the graphics.

                    Wait for the 300 series for nvidia to be released and make your choice then, that's my advice.
                    Even though nvidia got greedy and officially stopped supporting ATI with nvidia physx in their drivers, it can still be done with "hacks". So you could rock the 5870 as the gpu and any nvidia as the ppu.
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                      yea i got a sli mobo not crossfire but i definitely wouldnt be burning the money for crossfire even if i could. Im a nvidia guy but even i know that the new series nvidia got planned is going to wayyyyyy more expensive that the 5870, and from what i hear the 5870 will run everything pretty much flawlessly so honestly what do i got to lose by getting it? anyway im impatient and with the little bit of extra money i have ima save for an ssd to put arma on.

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                      • #12
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                        I bought a twin for my 8800GTX on Ebay for a lucky price of $65 plus shipping. I already had a very strong power supply (which is critical when you have two large video cards). Two 8800gtx are about the equivalent to one 5770... which I can live with. It gave my old video card another year or more of life, kept my SLI motherboard in the game, and left me with some money for an SSD.

                        The 5870 looks ridiculously powerful though. Here's one of my favorite charts (it stays very up-to-date) for video card benchmarking, and there's also a searchable version in the dropdown list:

                        http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

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                        • #13
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                          i got a 5870 vapor x from sapphire, and i run this game smooth like butter

                          can only get max 30% gpu load tho and every setting is maxed, so i guess my CPU is bottleneck atm (QX6700 intel)

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