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5870...is it really worth it?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Russu_cs16, 27 Sep 2009.

  1. Russu_cs16

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    hi all
    i'm back from holiday and now that there is core i5....i go for it instead of i7 coz it is relatively cheaper but anyways

    5870 gone out and i been wondering is it really worth it?
    Well yes DX11 card....but will it really be needed? i mean i can play games on dx10 right?

    so i wanted to buy 4890 Vapor-X card, its a good one too but its not DX11,big deal?


    what should i do?
     
  2. MartinBen

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    Well seeing as there are no games that use DX11 yet I would buy the 4890 - by the time DX11 games come out the 5870 will either have dropped significantly in price or new cards will have come out that are better anyway.
     
  3. Russu_cs16

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    well for example Dirt 2....can i play it at DX10???
    or any other DX11 game can i play it DX10?
     
  4. nbkpsycho

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    I was in the same boat mate. I ended up going for the 5850 which should arrive thursday/friday next week. I dont think the 5870 is worth an extra £100.
     
  5. reflux

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    All DX11 games will run fine in DX10 mode using DX10 cards. It's the same situation as with DX9 cards running DX10 games.

    TBH, it's best to wait a bit for the 58xx prices to stabilize, but investing £140 in a 4890 right now seems a bit of a waste too.

    I think the 5850 is the sweet spot. It's only 15% slower than the 5870 but 30% cheaper. At £200, you'd be mad to buy a noticeably slower 4890 for £40 less.
     
  6. Russu_cs16

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    I think they wont stabilize before Nvidia does something with ther cards lol:D
     
  7. Russu_cs16

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    Is 5870 much more faster than 4890 vapor-x?
     
  8. blaineoliver

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    Check some reviews, a fair bit faster.
     
  9. reflux

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    Aye, but the 5870X2 is due out some time next month so that might help things a bit.
     
  10. gurusan

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    awesome card yes.

    worth it no
     
  11. Russu_cs16

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    thats cunfusing enough:confused::confused:


    well my word is:::

    meh i dont knnow what to say anymore lol
     
  12. gurusan

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    4890 is best bang/buck
     
  13. Russu_cs16

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    well yes i think thas the one im gonna buy....because its just not worth spending 300 pounds for 5870...

    i think 4890 vapor-x is spot on
     
  14. johnsparton10

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    Think the 5850 is a good bet, just building mine now, going from 4850 to a 5850. Extra 100 pound is a lot for me as I am makin a new build but if all I was getting was a gpu prob would go for a 5870
     
  15. Showboat

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    What monitor and resolution do you run games at? If you aint running at top resolutions i dont think you would notice the difference between a 4890 and a 5870 just yet.

    I'd wait and get a 5850 when they available soon for £200
     
  16. Ludomudo

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    Why is everyone getting hanged up about dx111
    ? this card would be worth it if it didn't have dx11. This is just a future proof +. dx11 will come.but this card is a must if u want best performance! Pawns 295gtx in most games. No micro stutter, no profiles needed. Less power at idle than a laptop, saving u masive cash in future. Tri monitor setup!Quiet. U name it this card has got it. Awesome card
     
  17. Russu_cs16

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    res? 1920*1200 24inch screen
    games like counter-strike,mod warfare 2, Batman, prototype,etc...
     
  18. 'Wes

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    5870 at that res.
     
  19. gurusan

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    if you want to spend 300 quid then get the 5870, otherwise a 4890 will do you just fine
     
  20. ichigotowar

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    Q ft, depends it you want to spend that much money