6870 or not?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by ariskar, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. ariskar

    ariskar Master Guru

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    I got a 91 euro's (115$) voucher on a PC shop till the mid november and to get a replacement for my bro's PC 8800GT

    his rig is: Phenom X6 1055T, 4 GB OCZ 1600 ram, 8800GT, 550W OCZ PSU.

    Should I use the voucher to get a 6870 at low price and use the 8800GT as PhysX dedicated or should I go for a respective nvidia card (460~470). Will my OCZ 550W PSU be able to handle the 6870 and the 8800 as PHysx (CPU not OC)?

    Well, most of it is going to be debated after the benchmarks for the new cards, but I just want to see opinions.
     
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  2. aayman_farzand

    aayman_farzand Master Guru

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    I'm pretty sure you'll need a new higher capacity PSU if you get a HD6870 + 8800GT or a GTX460 + 8800GT set up.

    Cheapest multi GPU solution I believe atm is SLIing 2 460s with a 650W PSU.
     
  3. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    actually im pretty darn sure you can go cheaper with multigpu... 5670s support crossfire...

    but anyway, we have no idea of knowing exactly how much power the hd 6000 series will be using. but so far, i would assume that it would be around the 150-200w mark for the hd 6870, as the hd 6950 is supposed to use 2x 6pins and it would be pointless to make the 6870 draw more power than the 6950.

    so chances are, it will work on the 550w psu... but you'll be stressing it out a fair bit. best to upgrade to a 650w or 750w for more breathing room.
     
  4. ariskar

    ariskar Master Guru

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    6950 is quite out of question as the availability in retail market will be later than my bargain coupon expiration. I also found a 470 as 260 euros offer, well that dumping the 8800gt completely of course. I would keep the 8800gt only in the case of an ATI primary VGA. Anyway, running a physX game wouldn't draw max power out of the 8800 I guess...

    Anyway it's a marginal situation
     

  5. oMVo

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    wait a couple of days for 6870 reviews on perf/power/heat, and then decide.
     
  6. David

    David Ancient Guru

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    Agreed. You only have a few days to wait. Also if the 6870 performs well it is likely NVIDIA would be forced to cut their prices, so waiting a few days could save you some money if you choose to go with an NVIDIA card.
     
  7. nexuno

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    You should be ok with a hd6870 and 8800GT just for physx...how many amps on the 12v rail do you have?
     
  8. fearsjohn

    fearsjohn Maha Guru

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    i also think you are fine on the psu. an 8800gt in physx is barely going to draw power.
     
  9. Curt217217

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    The 6XXX series *should* be so far ahead of Nvidia because of the late as hell Fermi release after the 5XXX series. It is logical to wait as ATI have the upper hand and like you say - their will be a price war.

    For price, I think its worth it - even then a 5870 and 8800GT for PhysX would suffice and I guarantee its price will drop dramatically come 6XXX release.
     
  10. ariskar

    ariskar Master Guru

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    two 20 or 25A I suppose

    EDIT: I also found a palit 470 gtx bargain at 268 eur, but I guess this would require dumping 8800. Lets see how the new ati vga show off.:nerd:
     
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  11. nexuno

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    Nvidia is very power hungry in this generation if compared to ATI so with your PSU u should go ATI (well any1 should go ATI at this point :) )
     
  12. !H'Guru

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    I'm hoping the 5870 prices come down, IF the 6870 is much slower than that card. My PSu is a 550 Cooler Master, and it is able to supply my 4870 OC and my processor @ OC with ease.

    A NVidia card would require me to upgrade my PSU...
     
  13. ariskar

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    so now that the reviews, Specs and estimated prices are out, what do you think people?
     

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