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Old 12-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Can my system support Radeon HD 6870

Hey guyz. I just happen to stumble upon a free Powercolor Radeon HD 6870(http://www.amazon.com/PowerColor-Dis...owercolor+6870). Do you think this new GPU will be compatible with my current system? Thanks!

My current system is:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 6 Core Processor 2.8GHZ Socket AM3 Retail Box

CPU Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro REV.2

Motherboard: Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI GBLAN CrossFireX Motherboard

DDR3 Desktop Memory: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit

Monitor: ViewSonic VA2431wm

Video Card: Radeon HD 5830 825MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.2GHZ PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Display Port

Power Supply: Seasonic SS-600ET 600W EPS12V 24PIN ATX PowerSupply

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive OEM
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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Should work great and provide you with a nice graphical boost.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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6870 is really that much faster than a 5830?
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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6870 isn't that much of an upgrade over 5830. 5830 is halfway between 5770 and 5850. Anandtech bench doesn't have 5830, but 6850 vs 5770 should give you some idea: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=539

Why do you want to get a last gen card anyway? I would get at least 7850 2GB coming from what you have
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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Why do you want to get a last gen card anyway? I would get at least 7850 2GB coming from what you have
He got it for FREE! You can't get much better than free. Although, if you aren't adverse to spending a little money, you could sell it and grab something like a 2GB 7850.

If we go by Amazon pricing, you could sell the 6870 for around $150 used and then you can get a 2GB MSI Twinfrozr 7850 for only $30 out-of-pocket. If you sell the 5830 too, it will basically cost you less than nothing.

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Uh right. Missed that part :x. I think selling both the 5830 and the 6870 and going for a 7850 2GB would be a good idea.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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6870 isn't that much of an upgrade over 5830. 5830 is halfway between 5770 and 5850. Anandtech bench doesn't have 5830, but 6850 vs 5770 should give you some idea: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=539

Why do you want to get a last gen card anyway? I would get at least 7850 2GB coming from what you have
I dunno, +20-50% performance for free sounds pretty good to me.

Oh, and it lets you get rid of the dustbuster known as the 5830. Remember that the 5830s were harvested 5870 chips with midrange cooling slapped on.
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