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Radeon 5870 only $349.99 till 8/15!!Follow

#1 Aug 14 2010 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
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OMG Newegg has some HUGE discounts on some of the 5870s!

XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 - 389.99 - $40 w/ promo code VGAEGG503 = 349.99!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150490&cm_re=5870-_-14-150-490-_-Product
Lifetime Warrenty on this one! Cant go wrong with that.


SAPPHIRE 100281-3SR Radeon HD 5870 - 399.99 - $40 w/ promo code VGAEGG506 = 359.99!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102883&cm_re=5870-_-14-102-883-_-Product

SOB I wish I had some money right now to snatch one of these up!

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I know this is tempting, but I'd wait another month or two because ATI(amd) should be releasing the hd 6000 series.

The 6000 series aren't suppose to be a huge bump in performance over the 5k series... but should at the very least drive the prices on the 5k series down.
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#3 Aug 14 2010 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Thats all well and good, but some people need to upgrade their GPU's now for the 22nd release and this is a decent discount.
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As tempting as this is, I'll probably just make do with my 4870 until the price falls a bit more. It's holding up good enough that I think I can make do for first month or two of the retail.
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Pikko mentioned in IRC that she's running a 4870 and it looks great.
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Just curious, did she say what her benchmark scores were?
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Just curious, did she say what her benchmark scores were?


She's in the beta, I doubt she cares what her benchmark score is :P
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She might not care what her benchmark scores are, but that might translate to a lower benchmark score being playable at a level that would be comfortable for some people and thus save them from buying a new pc and/or upgrading.
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She might not care what her benchmark scores are, but that might translate to a lower benchmark score being playable at a level that would be comfortable for some people and thus save them from buying a new pc and/or upgrading.


Well then you'd have to ask her *shrug*
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The sale ends on 8/15.

Today's 8/15. :U

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
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You don't need a 5870 to run this game good. Any care around the $200 mark should do just fine.
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I have a Sapphire Vaport X HD4870 2gig o/c core of 790MHz and mem of 1100MHz(CPU Q9550 o/c @3.4GHz). I scored 4200 on low with the benchmark. It's running the game fine at 720p with default settings (no AA, field of depth, ect...). I feel it's enough to hold me over until bonus time.

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w34v3r wrote:
The sale ends on 8/15.

Today's 8/15. :U

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?


Right now it's 8/14 in the States
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Right now it's 8/14 in the States

I'm in the States. It's almost 2 in the morning on Sunday, August the 15th.
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Right now it's 8/14 in the States

I'm in the States. It's almost 2 in the morning on Sunday, August the 15th.


If you are on the west coast then its still 8/14 just sayin
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The sale ends on 8/15.

Today's 8/15. :U

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How is the 5870 in terms of noise compared to the 5850? I was planning on getting the 5850, but I might consider a 5870 if it isn't a noisy ******.
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How is the 5870 in terms of noise compared to the 5850? I was planning on getting the 5850, but I might consider a 5870 if it isn't a noisy ******.


the cooler looks the same but the card runs quite a bit cooler if its the refrence model. Non-refrence coolers are usually quieter.
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How is the 5870 in terms of noise compared to the 5850? I was planning on getting the 5850, but I might consider a 5870 if it isn't a noisy ******.


it's very quiet. I just ran benchmark last night on my 5870 again, actually to test exactly that: the noise. I have a very open case (lots of ventilation) and it was no louder than the CPU even when running at top performance.
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I suggest wait for the game to be released and see how the game runs on your current card. Unless you have money burning in your pocket.
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I still think these cards are overpriced.
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How is the 5870 in terms of noise compared to the 5850? I was planning on getting the 5850, but I might consider a 5870 if it isn't a noisy ******.


I've never owned a 5850, but I can say I don't even notice the 5870 when my computer is on.
Of course... I usually have iTunes on. =p

Seriously though, it's very quiet. Quieter than any card I've ever had.
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If you are on the west coast then its still 8/14 just sayin

Uhh, ok. So, now that it's the 15th for both sides, does this sale still exist?
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Eh, if we find that ffxiv uses crossfire on release, i'm just gonna pick up another 5770
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If you are on the west coast then its still 8/14 just sayin

Uhh, ok. So, now that it's the 15th for both sides, does this sale still exist?


It's still up on Newegg, so I'm assuming it does.
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In my view its a good deal if you don't have a card that can handle FFXIV. If you do have something but want better, then my advice is to wait unless you are rolling in it as prices will come down, but maybe not before launch.
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Alkerr wrote:
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If you are on the west coast then its still 8/14 just sayin

Uhh, ok. So, now that it's the 15th for both sides, does this sale still exist?


It's still up on Newegg, so I'm assuming it does.


It'll last until 12:00 midnight PDT/3:00 am EDT on 8/16. Newegg runs on PST and PDT respectively.
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If you are on the west coast then its still 8/14 just sayin

Uhh, ok. So, now that it's the 15th for both sides, does this sale still exist?


It's still up on Newegg, so I'm assuming it does.


It'll last until 12:00 midnight PDT/3:00 am EDT on 8/16. Newegg runs on PST and PDT respectively.


And there you have it folks. Thanks for the info, kind sir.
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Blame WOW.
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I was reading the reviews and one thing caught my attention, so I thought I'd check with you guys and see what your thoughts are.

Before I make a hasty purchase, my PC can handle the XFX HD 5870, right?

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Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0. Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.100218-0019)
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Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs). ~2.7GHz

I'm 90% sure it'll work just fine (if not, I'm going to hang myself get really upset and cry a little), but I figured I'd double check with the pros.
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Thanks for the heads up. Just placed an order for the XFX 5870.
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For anyone wondering Im playing on 1920x1080 with a lot of settings on high or decent (let me say the game looks amazing) and im doing so using only a 5770.
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I was reading the reviews and one thing caught my attention, so I thought I'd check with you guys and see what your thoughts are.

Before I make a hasty purchase, my PC can handle the XFX HD 5870, right?

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Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs). ~2.7GHz

I'm 90% sure it'll work just fine (if not, I'm going to hang myself get really upset and cry a little), but I figured I'd double check with the pros.

All depends on your PSU really.
Would expect to have at least a 600w (or a really decent 550w like the Corsair VX550, which has 41A on the +12v rail) in order to handle this with the rest of your rig (can vary depending on number of HD/DVD drives etc as well).
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All depends on your PSU really.
Would expect to have at least a 600w (or a really decent 550w like the Corsair VX550, which has 41A on the +12v rail) in order to handle this with the rest of your rig (can vary depending on number of HD/DVD drives etc as well).

So...that's a yes? No? I wish I knew what that meant. I really did.

Any other answers (that are easier to understand)? D:
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All depends on your PSU really.
Would expect to have at least a 600w (or a really decent 550w like the Corsair VX550, which has 41A on the +12v rail) in order to handle this with the rest of your rig (can vary depending on number of HD/DVD drives etc as well).

So...that's a yes? No? I wish I knew what that meant. I really did.

Any other answers (that are easier to understand)? D:


He's saying it depends on your PSU, so post what PSU you have and we can give you a solid answer.
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He's saying it depends on your PSU, so post what PSU you have and we can give you a solid answer.

All right. Where do I find that?
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Can check the back of the computer where you plug it in and it may say the wattage. If that's a store-bought pc you can google for "PC Name Specs"...
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Can check the back of the computer where you plug it in and it may say the wattage. If that's a store-bought pc you can google for "PC Name Specs"...

All right, I checked the back of the PC near the power cord and it said: 115 / 230 V~

Is this good or bad? :s
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-shrugs- I'm not much for electrical stuff, but I know the minimum suggested for the 5870 is 500W and it would be wise to go above the minimum, 650/700ish...
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Thats your voltage setting (don't touch the slider switch). To see your wattage you'll have to take the side panel off the machine and look at the label on the side of the PSU. If it has an info label on it grab a picture of it as well or copy down any of the info.
Alternatively what gfx card do you have in it at the moment?

Oh, an important note for all prospective buyers: this card requires about 11.5" (29cm) of space in your case so measure up before you buy or you'll need a new case too.
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Thats your voltage setting (don't touch the slider switch). To see your wattage you'll have to take the side panel off the machine and look at the label on the side of the PSU. If it has an info label on it grab a picture of it as well or copy down any of the info.
Alternatively what gfx card do you have in it at the moment?

Oh, an important note for all prospective buyers: this card requires about 11.5" (29cm) of space in your case so measure up before you buy or you'll need a new case too.

I bought it from newegg -- it came with a GT230 built-in.

Thanks for the tips -- I'll take a look and report my findings.
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EDIT: I searched for some reviews on newegg and found others had the same problem getting off the ****tily designed case. I also found the wattage count:

Max Wattage: 450

Peak Wattage: 500

Turns out the cheapskates gave me a low supply without adding it to their specifications. -_- The 5870's minimum requirement is 500, though...so is it safe to buy with the expectation of it working properly?

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Max Wattage: 450

Peak Wattage: 500

...so is it safe to buy with the expectation of it working properly?


First of all, think of "Peak Wattage" as burst/spike wattage: the absolute maximum wattage a power supply can put out in brief spurts. Power supplies cannot maintain peak wattage output for sustained periods without damaging your components.

Maximum Wattage is the amount that the power supply can output stably, but even then it's usually recommended to overshoot the mark a bit. I personally wouldn't run a 5870 on less than 650, and I picked up a 750 Watt Corsair for my system just to be on the safe side.

It's also important to note the manufacturer of your power supply. When reputible manufacturers like Corsair and a few others advertise 750 Watts, you can be confident that that's what you're actually getting. With other manufacturers that isn't always the case.

I hate to tell you this, but running a 5870 on your current power supply is simply a recipe for disaster.

I would recommend spending some time browsing through the power supplies on newegg and cross-referencing any deals you might find with the Certified Power Supply list from ATI.

Here is the info on the Corsair I bought for my system if you're interested.

I'd hate to see you drop $350.00 on a great graphics card and end up having a lousy experience (or worse, damaging your system) because you didn't want to spend $80.00 on a solid power supply.

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I hate to tell you this, but running a 5870 on your current power supply is simply a recipe for disaster.

That's what I was afraid of... Sigh. Well, thanks for all the info, I'll take a look at the power supplies and see how much more I need to spend. -_-
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The game is gorgeous on a 5870.

Running it on max settings at 1920x1200. Most of the time I'm capped at 60fps.

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Edited, Aug 16th 2010 10:22am by MrSchwarz
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I'm running the Beta on the Sapphire HD4890 thru my Samsung LCD TV. It does "look nice", but with the Beta if you get around other players you start to see send/receive spikes and I get a thin strip of texturizing. It's not terrible, but it is noticable. My main concern is how hot all video cards appear to be running. At idle my CPU is at about 42C, but playing FFXIV it is running at 65C. Nearly everyone else on the Beta site seems to be having the same issue. Others, much worse off than I am. I have a very well ventilated case. I am reluctant to purchase a new high-end video such as a 5870 or 5970 if this game will just burn it up and kill it quickly. I was considering switching to a liquid cooling system before, but after playing the Beta I am almost convinced it is necessary. I plan to wait until after release to see about purchasing a new video card for 2 reasons. First, I anticipate that the release version will be improved over the Beta. Second, after anticipating this game for so long... I am let down with what I have seen so far. The combat system is not to my liking at all.

I've only had access to Phase 3 so previous phases may not have had this issue. My biggest peeve about the Beta is that ONLY my starting ability ever becomes available on any job classes. I receive system notifications alerting me that I have learned others, but they do not appear and are not selectable in the actions/traits menu. Until that gets fixed, it has really turned me off from playing (or at least leveling) much. I may have a different view of the combat system after that gets fixed.

Also... since crafting follows the same experience progression as a normal job, it is going to take FOREVER to max out a craft. I love that you don't have to cross your fingers and hope for a .1 skillup like in FFXI, but knowing how much exp it will take for your next level of experience 957, 1600, 21000, 45000 (at around level 18)... and getting rougly 180-220 exp for a successful synth some of those levels are going to seem impossible to rank up. 200+ synths to rank up 1 level and not even past level 20 yet? Ridiculous.

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