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ATI 5870 - Which One?

vtcc93

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Has anyone done a round up of which 5870 board is the best? I am building my system in the next week or so and want to make sure that for basically the same coin I get the one with the best fans, etc.

Thanks,
VTCC93
 

cbn

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Originally posted by: vtcc93
Has anyone done a round up of which 5870 board is the best? I am building my system in the next week or so and want to make sure that for basically the same coin I get the one with the best fans, etc.

Thanks,
VTCC93
I think they are all reference design at this point.
 

bryanW1995

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xfx has double lifetime warranty (lifetime warranty transfers to 2nd owner), visiontek has lifetime warranty, asus and gigabyte have 3 year warranty, all others have one year warranty. otherwise they should all be identical.
 

cbn

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Other than warranties....ASUS has the Voltage tweak software (which sounds pretty impressive to me). 1440 shaders @ 1050 Mhz is a lot of TFLOPs.
 

faxon

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get the XFX. with double lifetime warranty, if for some reason it gets hosed hardcore by GT300 you can sell it easily without issue. personally i dont give a shit either way lol. i already have 2 :thumbsup:
 

nicnas

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Originally posted by: lavaheadache
I'm hoping the vapor x is coming out soon.
The 5870 runs cool and is quiet but the vapor-x coolers should make that great product even better. The only downside of vapor-x coolers is dumping half of the hot air inside the case.
That's why i didn't buy 4890 vapor-x (one of the best price/performance/features cards before 5850 launch) but waiting for 5770 instead.
 

Jacen

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Originally posted by: nicnas
Originally posted by: lavaheadache
I'm hoping the vapor x is coming out soon.
The 5870 runs cool and is quiet but the vapor-x coolers should make that great product even better. The only downside of vapor-x coolers is dumping half of the hot air inside the case.
That's why i didn't buy 4890 vapor-x (one of the best price/performance/features cards before 5850 launch) but waiting for 5770 instead.
My case cooling is more than adequate so the Vapor-X doesn't bother me much in that regard. Definitely looking forward to that card however, hoping to have some news in the coming days.
 

GEOrifle

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Originally posted by: nicnas
Originally posted by: lavaheadache
I'm hoping the vapor x is coming out soon.
The 5870 runs cool and is quiet but the vapor-x coolers should make that great product even better. The only downside of vapor-x coolers is dumping half of the hot air inside the case.
That's why i didn't buy 4890 vapor-x (one of the best price/performance/features cards before 5850 launch) but waiting for 5770 instead.
5770 and 5750 are at NEWEGG allready.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...n%20HD%205000%20series
 

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