Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by gamer1291, Feb 1, 2012.
Still plenty of life in my 5970s
While i can proudly say that my current system runs well, there are some moments where i wish for a slightly faster system.
Take BF3 for example. Everything is set to Ultra, Aniso is set to 8x and AA is completly turned off.
With these settings i can run the game on 1080p without a single itch... but still... i'd like to boost everything up without having to care about performance.
I know i'm an idiot when it comes to things like this.
Guess i'll wait for Ivy and Kepler, see how things go and decide then.
If I had 69xx series cards or higher would not even think about these new cards.
The 5970's would take you quite awhile.
Very good cards.
Waste of money unless going for Multiple and higher Rez monitors.
Would wait for the next gen cards.
All depends how far back in the food chain you are.
I'm back far enough to make a difference.
Hold on to it as long as you're comfortable with. Only when you feel a game doesn't run smooth, even with reduced settings, can you consider getting a new one.
I did for bf3 coming from a 4890, but tbh, most if not all games ran fine at high/max settings for single player on that card, even withcher2 ran fine.
We have a machine with a 6870 and that runs bf3 fine also.
Only upgrade if you find games need to be played with low settings.
I'll be gaming on my lone 5850 probably until the next generation of cards. It helps to have it overclocked faster than a stock 6950 though.
seeing how many games are console ports,i am not convinced to spend a dime on a new gpu..
My 5770 makes my machine feel like it's a much higher spec than it actually is managing to run all new games at 1920x1080 which isn't a res to scoff at considering. Even games that are not yet released and still in testing such as Tribes ascend are silky smooth with the latest 12.3 rc drivers. I'll be sticking with it for at least another year yet in celebration of its pure awesomeness.
Yep, same with this 4870 I have, not quite a 5 series though I know.
Seriously all the awesome games are console ports which come bugged for PC versions i really want better pc games for the money i spent on my hardware.
I think we pc gamers should get more support than console gamers who are free of worries from upgrading cpu,gpu or anything to play any game they want.
shoot i got a 4870 in my wife's comp that's still getting the job done let alone a 5xxx
my system is runing battlefield 3 maxed out still no need for gpu oc if nof using eyefinity 3x24 5670x1080
Dude, you've got 3 GPU's installed, of course there's no need yet.
my change from 5850 to 7950 was like more then double the fps and my proc is so much bottlenecking that ivy is next thing i buy >_>
I play BF3 with all Ultra accept Shadow, and textures at high, AA deferred off, AF 8x, HBAO on, and get between 40-60 fps(mostly 60), with a slight OC. I just took the card apart greased the fan, and added new thermal paste. Now I got it BF3 stable at 1015/1280 and counting. I got vsync enabled, and play at 1080p. Temps at load are 65c at 45% fan speed.
I still plan to buy the MSI Lightning 7970 if it comes out soon.
so how long will my 6850 cfx system run good lol. since its based on the same architecture.
I guess it depends on how long you want it to last. Honestly, there isn't much real need at this point unless you do heavy config/driver tweaking. So as long as you're simply playing the game, I'd say at least another year.
I'm pretty sure I'll have to upgrade this year since I have high demands on my FPS - I want it to run smootly at 60 on 1920x1200 maxxed which is not always the case.
A long time i say. Still using my 5770 without any issues, playing Skyrim on max detail, and no game has given me problems yet. Awesome card, and i only paid $150 for it.
This just shows you how strong these cards are in CF.
Show me a 5870 that can compete.
I respect your decision on that choice. I had a single Sapphire 5770 that rocked my world for over two years with no, and I repeat NO issues.
and welcome to the club.