View Full Version : How is the 6870?
01-09-11, 04:32 PM
Looking to update my system and it's been awhile. I have a gtx 260 216 right now that I will be selling and thinking of moving from that and a q6600 to a 2500k. Is this going to be a nice jump? Right now I just play black ops and starcraft 2 but will be getting new games along the way. I don't want to spend too much and newegg has a combo discount of $30 if I buy these two so I can get both for $415 after $20 rebate. Thanks for any input. Oh and if anyone might know the answer to this that would be great. I hear that cpu coolers with socket 1156 will fit socket 1155. I have a zalman 9500 on my socket 775 q6600 so if I buy the bracket listed below for it I think it will fit 1155 so I don't have to buy another cooler. Thanks.
01-09-11, 06:36 PM
I just got a 6870 for my aging pc. It made a big difference to my black ops. I am upgrading the rest of my pc next month. It is an excellent card for the price IMO.
01-09-11, 11:45 PM
A 6870 is a fantastic card! You will notice the difference. Here's a comparison of a 5850 vs the 260 216.. And the 6870 is even faster than the 5850. :D (Andand didn't have any of the 6000 series cards results.. so I used the closest comparable card @ stock settings.. OC a 6870 and it will contend with the 5870.)
01-10-11, 04:54 AM
6870 is a fantastic card, I just sold 2 of them.
Single card managed 120FPS in Lost Planet 2, crossfire it was over 240FPS, the cards scale extremely well and overclock with almost no effort
30k Vantage and 30k 3D06 in crossfire scores
01-10-11, 07:17 AM
I had a single 5870 that was struggling with battlefield:Bad Company 2 at 2560x1440. Sold the 5870 for 2x6870s and now everything is much much better. I think they are held back a little by my 3.2ghz quad core but it's enough power for everything I run now until I build a new computer.
01-10-11, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the input everyone. I am also currently running my q6600 at 3.2 but I think it time for an upgrade there as well. My mobo does not even have pcex 2.0.
01-10-11, 05:18 PM
Thanks for the link Parad0x :) That's a cool little tool they got. I'll make sure to point my friends towards it!
01-10-11, 11:51 PM
You're welcome. :)
I picked up the HIS model (reference design) from newegg at $225 and besides the poor drivers in 10.12 I am very pleased with this card. The fan on it is much more powerful and I like knowing it idles at 20w :) It also has low temps under 40% fan. Great card, just hoping the drivers get less buggy. ATI always needs a couple months it seems like with new launches. You shouldn't need that bracket btw. I believe 1156 coolers will fit just fine on 1155 sockets. Watch the i7 vid on newegg with the intel rep and he says they are compatible.
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