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AMD Radeon HD 4870 or ASUS HD5830

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Ziquester, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Ziquester

    Ziquester New Member

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    Hi guys,I am just looking to "cheaply" upgrade my GPU for now.And have found two options.

    ASUS HD5830
    AMD Radeon HD 4870.

    Which one do you think is better?

    I am into gaming (not hardcore gaming) and will be looking to learn some video editing later on but soonish.I usually play around with other programs.

    System is
    Intel i7-920 CPU/ 2.66GHz with stock cooler.
    Asus Sabertooth X58 Motherboard
    460W Cooler Master PSU
    8GB Gskill Ram
    Sandisk Extreme SSD 240GB
    Will be adding a 300GB Raptor Drive also.

    Current GPU is old and belongs on my Core 2 Duo computer which I shall be selling.

    Thanks:)
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    With your PSU (which i would upgrade asap if i were you) you should definitely get the HD5830, aside from being faster, it consumes less power than the HD4870.
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    Thanks.Yeah I'll be looking for a better PSU as well:)
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    get the 5830 its much better. also don't forget about your psu. I upgraded my psu first.

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