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Best 5870 from OCUK?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by xommul, 13 May 2010.

  1. xommul

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    Hi Folks,

    Ive come into some cash and its just enought to buy any 5870.

    Does anyone have some advice on which 5870 to buy from overclockers, or heaven forbid one that they dont stock from somone else?

    Been trying to find a site that compares the lot but its hard work comparing reviews from different sites.

    Any and all advice welcome.

    Xommul
     
  2. Fatboy

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  3. Culinia

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    AFAIK XFX & Saphire are reputable brands.
     
  4. Alex74

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  5. Raikiri

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  6. Kelt

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    Personally I wouldn't. Read a review of it, it runs louder than the reference one, and their sample didn't overclock as well as the ref.

    See here:

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18143395

    Deffo go for the Asus, though, the extra £5 also gets you an unlocked bios, which the Sapphire doesn't have.
     
  7. xommul

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    Well i dont think i will be overclocking the gpu, im not that clever. Took ages to work out how to overclock my i5 750 to 3.6ghz and stable.

    All i want is best card for money without wasting cash, i am a gamer and want fps + future proof for 2 yrs minimum.
     
  8. Kelt

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    Easy to overclock, just download MSI Afterburner (better s/w than Asus) and up the core and memory and voltage and stress test it. Most people seem to get at least 900+ on the core.
     
  9. Raikiri

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    I meant if you ordered one it will be the the revised version, not that you had a choice :p

    If you managed to do a CPU a GPU is even easier :)
     
    Last edited: 13 May 2010
  10. straxusii

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    Get the powercolour pcs++, clocked at 950 stock compared to 850
     
  11. cobhc

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    That PowerColor looks good, would you still be able to overclock the memory, because the voltage control only helps with core overclocks right?