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Sapphire HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Available for Pre Order(UK)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Abdul Al-Amry, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

  2. The prizes look very interesting. I don't know so much about Videocards, so how do these cards compare to the 5800 and 5900 series?
    And will it also be available in the Netherlands?
  3. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

  4. Ati/AMD will release faster card next month.
  5. But that will probably be cards that cost about 500 euro's?

    Another question: Does the 460GTX suffer from the same problems as the other Nvidia cards? (screen freezes etc)
  6. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

    don't know....i can test it if you want as my gf has an gtx460 build in her pc....
    all i know though is that the 460 is build on the new fermi architect, so it could mean no freezes...but again i'm not sure
  7. I've got a GTX 460 for about 3 months now and I didn't suffer from any problems...
  8. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Order has gone through. Getting posted on 28th. Excited like it was when I received an SNES as a gift
  9. AMD kind of are messing with us with this release. The 6870 is supposed to be equivalent to the 5850.
  10. I will be waiting to see what the 69xx is like although nVidia will be releasing a GTX580 in December with specs rumoured to be powered by a new 40nm GPU (GF110) packing 512 CUDA Cores and some 128 texture units (the GTX 480 has 60 TMUs). The alleged card would also have a 512-bit memory interface, 2GB of GDDR5 memory. I've been waiting for these releases and want to get an order in before the VAT price hike in Jan.
  11. I'm looking for a cheap ATi card to put in my system as part of a mini upgrade I'm doing, the 6850 seems to fit the bill although its tempting to pay the extra £50 for the 6870.
  12. Unfortunately. I'm stuck with a Dell with ameasly 375W PSU, coudl just about squeeze in a GTS450 as it needs according to the specs 400W. Then the Dell Psu's are conservatively rated. Anyon have any better tips?
  13. How have ATi's drivers been for gaming over the last few years? last time I used an ATi card in my own rig was a 9800 card. I've been pretty much an nVidia user for the last few years but fancy a change and will be doing a small upgrade based around a Phenom II so figure I might as well keep it all AMD.
  14. The ATi driver's in general have been more buggy then Nvidia's for none sim games (it's all other the net on various forums) but in general allot of the time it will be more annoying bugs then things that will stop you playing games successfully.

    The market right now in the video card world is very good, you have the 460 a bit cheaper then the 6850, which if you clock the 460 and flash it's bios to increase it's vaults it can be close to the same speed as a stock gtx480... It's the same situation with the 470 vs 6870. The 6*** cards use less power, and are a bit less noisey, while Nvidia's fermi offerings offer much better scaling when overclocked, so if you was going to clock you would get more performance out of them.

    You can't go wrong with either though and really it's a personal preference which you go for.

    Right now though, Nvidia's cards are cheaper, and the GTX 470 is the best bang for buck now for around £180 with after market cooler, so noise and temps are low.


    I would not worry about the wattage, rather the amps on the V12 rail(s) The Dell PSU's are good and reliable, and you should be able to have a 460 or 6850 and run them without any issue's.
  15. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    But I would need two Nvidia cards if I were to go triple screen. Thats the only reason I am abandoning Nvidia's ship and boarding ATI's.
  16. Yeah that's unfortunate but am sure you'll be very happy with your new product.
  17. I've just ordered a 6870 to go with a new motherboard, CPU and RAM. Looking forward to giving this card a workout in some of my sims