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The 5870 is here..


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I'm sorry, did someone mention 4-way crossfire?


Do you want your computer to melt?


I never siad I was gonna get it... I'm going Nvidia... But if the 300 series isn't up to snuff, I mihgt be forced to go to the dark side ATI... In which case I'm definitely going all the way...

GTX 380 FTW


Hell yeah. November's gonna be fun. :)

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5970 X2 anyone?

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By the time games will take full advantage of the 5870, people will already have upgrated twice again.

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What do you do with all your old video cards? Is there a large market for used computer peripherals?

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I sell my old crap at ebay.

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I sell my old crap at ebay.


How much do you earn? Is it worth money selling your old stuff or are you doing it just because your conscience tells you someone else could be using your old graphics cards?

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I have, through the selling of my old PC components, mitigated the cost of the new ones by more than 50%.

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Those sure look nice. Direct 11 even. Where's the hot Nividia cards at?

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In the oven I guess.

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Well now that the 5870 is out of the way, the 5850 is out for the more sensible people. Good news even if you're fervently opposed to ever buying ATi as it's going to force cascading price drops across the entire nVidia range. $100 drop in GTX285 (now utterly obsolete at its current price point) incoming?

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So far I don't see support for Windows XP. That will be a problem since I want to have a hard drive dedicated to Windows XP and another dedicated to Windows 7 on this machine.

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In the oven I guess.

Nvidia's next GPU 'Fermi' will have 3 billion transistors, 40% more than the Radeon 5870. This likely means that it will be that much more expensive :lol:

For a decent preview article: http://anandtech.com...doc.aspx?i=3651

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In the oven I guess.

Nvidia's next GPU 'Fermi' will have 3 billion transistors, 40% more than the Radeon 5870. This likely means that it will be that much more expensive :)

But how much girth will it have? :lol:

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Those sure look nice. Direct 11 even. Where's the hot Nividia cards at?

In the oven I guess.


LOL

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I've heard anecdotal reports of people running ok in XP (though performance might be suboptimal), not sure if it required the 9.10 beta drivers. Alternatively, have you looked into Win7's XP mode to see if it would be suitable for you?

Edited by Humanoid, 04 October 2009 - 10:35 PM.


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I pre-ordered a 5850 from Amazon, but it hasn't shipped yet. As long as I get it before Modern Warfare 2 comes out...

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5850? Why stop there, go up to the big boy the 5870. >_<

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Nvidia's next GPU 'Fermi' will have 3 billion transistors, 40% more than the Radeon 5870. This likely means that it will be that much more expensive :(

I would gladly pay even twice the price of Rad 5870 just to experience games the way they were meant to be played.

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Can't tell if it's sarcasm or not. -_-

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5850? Why stop there, go up to the big boy the 5870. :)


I don't know if it'd fit in my case. The 5850 is an inch shorter, so that's something. Plus I think the 5850 is going to be overkill itself for a while to come.




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